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  • Calcium, Vitamin D, and Bone Health
    It is difficult to figure out whether or not one should take calcium supplements. It seems that the media prefers headlines that scream out that supplements are bad for you. Read more
  • Exercise Compared to Drugs
    Hardly any studies compare drugs to exercise, or drugs to diet, or drugs to diet and exercise on health outcomes, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, a very interesting Read more
  • Acid Inhibitors and Vitamin B12 Deficiency
    Research published in the December 11 issue of JAMA, normally not a nutrition-friendly journal, showed that use of acid-inhibiting medications for 2 or more years may lead to a vitamin B12 Read more
  • New Cholesterol Guidelines
    Time to reassess whether or not you really need to be on a statin. Given the amount of influence that big pharma has in setting guidelines, it is really difficult Read more
  • Protein Intake and Fitness in Older Women
    Women aged 50-79 who had a diet higher in protein had better physical performance at baseline and a slower decline over 7 years. These conclusions come from a sub study of the Read more
  • Memory and Aerobic Fitness
    Reuters Health reports on a study published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, November 5, 2013 that evaluated the aerobic fitness and cognitive ability of 1,400 men and women aged Read more
  • Hear Rate and Mortality
    A study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings in December 2013 found that those with a resting heart rate above 80 beats/minute were at greater risk for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality Read more
  • Antibacterial Soaps
    Antibiotics have been terrific in combating infectious disease. However, treating antibiotics as a panacea for whatever ails one, such as using antibiotics for infections that could be viral, has not Read more
  • Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes
    A very large and good Swedish study was published November 13 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology that found that patients with type 2 diabetes who fail to exercise regularly show Read more
  • Gut Bacteria and Diet
    A new frontier in the human body is the microbiome of the gut. The microbiome is the gut environment populated by many different species of microorganisms. We have around 4 Read more
  • Modest Weight Loss Cardiovascular Disease
    A study published in the December 18, 2013 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association and sponsored by Jenny Craig, a company that encourages weight loss by providing/selling prepared meals. Read more
  • Meditation, Stress, and Cognitive Impairment
    A pilot study described in the November 2013 Neuroscience Letters showed that mindfulness meditation, as taught and practiced in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and now Read more
  • Blood Sugar and Dementia
    A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in November , 2013 confirms what other studies are beginning to show: high blood glucose levels, even without diabetes, increases the risk Read more
  • Multivitamins and Cataracts
    Multivitamins have been in the news a lot lately. Not only do the quality of the studies vary a lot, but the randomized double-blind placebo controlled study may not work Read more
  • Brain Clears Toxins During Sleep
    A research paper published October 18 in Science, used an animal model, the mouse, to show how toxins are flushed out of the body during sleep. An example of a toxin Read more
  • Weight and Health
    Several studies have been published recently examining the relationship between weight, metabolic health, and risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality. Metabolic syndrome  or those who are metabolically unhealthy Read more

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