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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ads for NSAIDs
    One of the big problems in how we view taking care of ourselves is that most aches and pains can be gotten rid of with a pill. Over and over Read more
  • Cooking Oil
    An analysis in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) opens the door a little wider on the myth that vegetable oils are superior to animal fats. Typical vegetable oils, such as Read more
  • Hamstring Stretching and Lifting
    The hamstring muscles attach below the knee on the tibia and fibula and then up on the "sit bone" or the ischial tuberosity. If they are tight, as you bend Read more
  • Glucose Levels and Dementia Risk
    The New England Journal of Medicine published an interesting study showing that patients with elevated glucose levels, even if  the magic number of 126 mg/dL, whereby the patient is considered to Read more
  • Vitamin D and Energy Metabolism
    A study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate, UK in March 2013 elucidated another aspect of vitamin D and energy metabolism. People with vitamin D deficiency Read more
  • Physical Activity and Colorectal Cancer
    A study in the March 2013 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology followed 2293 patients who developed colorectal cancer. The researchers looked at their pre- and post-cancer physical activity levels. Those Read more
  • Walnuts for Overweight Adults
    An article in the September 2013 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition looked at overweight adults with visceral adiposity (big bellies). Visceral adiposity is known to increase the Read more
  • Estrogen Replacement and Cardiovascular Disease
    The September 30, 2013 edition of JAMA Internal Medicine reports that estradiol is safer than conjugated equine estrogen (found in Premarin) by causing fewer cardiovascular events. The risk of having a myocardial 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
  • 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

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