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And the news isn't pretty. Even the healthiest states, the palest on the CDC map, have nothing to brag about. At a 20-25% obesity rate, any state should still be mortified and, more importantly, motivated. The CDC is the arm of the federal... [read more]
Two sobering stories released about adolescents and cardiovascular risk. The first catalogues the distressing degree of cardiovascular disease present in today's teens, with 2-3 or more cardiovascular risk factors present in the overweight and... [read more]
Alzheimer’s disease developed more frequently in French women - aged 76 to 84 – who were consuming less vitamin D in their diet, according to a study to be published soon from the Angers University Hospital Group. The association between vitamin D... [read more]
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is still wrong. Reflecting on the obesity epidemic, an IOM spokesperson laments that “People have heard the advice to eat less and move more for years, and during that time a large number of Americans have become... [read more]
Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should look for evidence of a possible cancer. The debate over cancer screening has flared over recommendations for mammography as well as those for prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood levels. In both... [read more]
Evidence accumulates from various sources about the different hazards of our unnaturally scrubbed clean and urban environments. The mechanism is not always so clear, although suggested by a study recently described from Finland in which researchers... [read more]
I am amazed that most of the comments and the implications of Mr. Hoffman's writing is that fat people are gluttonous and slothful, somehow deficient as human beings, and that is why they are fat. He only excuses them because they are the victims... [read more]
Sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of obesity, presumably by altering the hormones our body produces and releases during sleep hours. Some interesting findings in the study, such as an increased progression from pre- to full... [read more]
Nutritional studies are notoriously difficult to perform with certainty. Nevertheless, each new study result can be compared to what we already know to gauge its worthiness. In this study,  known dietary habits were sifted against tested cognitive... [read more]
One of my goals is to help you sift through the often conflicting information you might read from different “healthy news” sources. Dr. Weil recently picked up a story from the news and suggested, just like the research rats, you trade one poison... [read more]

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