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marie dufour RD Registered Dietician

Specialty: registered dietitian (RD)
In my 30-year career as a medical group administrator, meeting over 100,000 patients, I observed... Full Bio
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Milk as Sports Drink? by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In athletes’ muscle recovery, is a glass of low-fat chocolate milk as effective as a high-carbohydrate energy drink? by Marie Dufour, RD Apparently so, reports the Am ... Read on »
To Diet or to Exercise? by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Is that the question? By Marie Dufour, R.D. Are we gaining weight because we eat more or because we exercise less? Researchers reporting at the European Congre ... Read on »
404 by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Oops. Something obviously isn't right if you're reading this. The URL you entered or followed no longer seems to exist, has been removed, or has been replaced. If you feel ... Read on »
DIET? MEDITERRANEAN! by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  By Marie Dufour, RD – Analyzing the data of over 23,000 men and women followed for 8.5 years by European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) stu ... Read on »
PANCREATIC CANCER TARGETS OVERWEIGHT YOUNG ADULTS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  By Marie Dufour, RD - Being overweight (body mass index / BMI 25 to 29.9) before the age of 39 increases by 2/3 the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Being obese ( ... Read on »
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES ON THE DECLINE by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – Since the 1980s, we’ve seen an explosion of gyms, nutrition stores, miraculous diets, and a plethora of health magazines, yet only half as many Ame ... Read on »
Atkins’ Green Twist by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By marie Dufour, RD   – Dr. Atkins is long gone, but his marketing machine lives.  Propelled by the soy and almond industries, a new study heralds the weight-loss benefi ... Read on »
Curbside Produce to Curb Obesity by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This morning’s story comes to us from Canada where investigators found that people were 25% less likely to be obese if they lived in an area with fewer fast-food outlets ... Read on »
Calcium Diet Bites the Dust by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating by Marie Dufour, RD.   Calcium diet bites the dust… but don’t toss your yogurt out the window yet!  A recent study reported that calcium supplementation (1,500 mg of ... Read on »
Is Moderate Drinking good for you? by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating by Marie Dufour, RD -  More than 100 studies link moderate drinking to heart health, as alcohol has been found to increase the “good” cholesterol (HDL) and to have anti- ... Read on »
Of TV, Screens, Autism & Weight Control by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In today’s medical news, researchers found that the more time young children spend in front of the TV, the less exposure they have to adult voices and the less likely th ... Read on »
Of Wii and Nutrition by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating by Marie Dufour, RD    Scientific research from Russell R. Pate, Ph.D., of the University of South Carolina in Columbia suggests that active video games may counterac ... Read on »
PORTION DISTORTION by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour RD – I remember when going out for a soda was a special event and sitting at a sidewalk café sipping a 6-oz soda was a real treat.  My grandkids think I’ ... Read on »
NINJA WORKOUT by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour RD – Some of the major excuses for not exercising, is “If only I had a treadmill, machines, a gym closer to home, etc…”  Do you remember the Teenage Muta ... Read on »
MYTH OF THE HIGH-PROTEIN/LOW-CARB DIETS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating  Myth: High-protein/low-carbohydrate diets are a healthy way to lose weight. By Marie Dufour, RD  Fact: Getting most of our daily calories from high-protein foods lik ... Read on »
RUNNING AFTER TIME by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating    By Marie Dufour, RD – Gail, the first assistant who ever worked with me, once –to make fun of me– gave me a mug that read, “I have no time to get organized.” The mes ... Read on »
STRESSED INTO WEIGHT GAIN by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – Researchers from Harvard found that stress from job-related demands, difficulty paying bills, or depression and anxiety led to weight gain.  While ... Read on »
WEIGHT LOSS SCORES by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By marie Dufour. RD – Like many of my readers, I wanted to believe that there was a magic formula to lose more weight.  DIETS: High-Calcium, High-Protein, Low-Fat, High- ... Read on »
ALCOHOL MATTERS by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour RD – If you chose to drink alcohol, be an informed consumer.  There is more to alcohol than the heart benefits heralded by the media.  Know the risks ass ... Read on »
DEWAP* – AVOID THE “LIVER CRISIS” by marie dufour RD Registered DieticianHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating By Marie Dufour, RD – Maybe the French know something we don’t. They routinely suffer from “Liver Crisis” after cholesterol-loaded meals (i.e. Daube, Cassoulet), a condi ... Read on »