dieting

May 18, 2022

Marketing of unhealthy foods still reaches US children, study finds

A report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Health at the University of Connecticut found that most U.S. children are still vulnerable to brand […]
May 17, 2022

Nice review of last fall’s book release: The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons

In the fall of 2021, I published the first book looking back at my family medicine practice years with John Hartman, MD, in Kissimmee, Florida (1985-2001). […]
May 16, 2022

COVID the 3rd-leading cause of U.S. deaths — Vaccines could have prevented over half

COVID-19 accounted for 460,513 deaths in the US last year, up almost 20% from 2020, making it the third-leading cause of death in the country for […]
May 13, 2022

Marijuana may increase heart attack risk, study finds

Researchers analyzed data on more than 11,000 people between 40 and 69 years old who smoked marijuana at least once every month and discovered a strong […]
May 12, 2022

Seven hours of sleep appears to be ideal night’s rest, study suggests

CNN reports research indicates that “around seven hours of sleep is the ideal night’s rest.”
May 11, 2022

Long COVID – Another reason for the vaccine instead of natural infection

CNN reports that “emerging research suggests that a small portion of people who now live with long COVID may have shown no COVID-19 symptoms at all when […]
May 10, 2022

Study: Vegetarian diets appear to be healthy for growing children

HealthDay reports, “Vegetarian diets are a healthy choice for growing kids – though they may slightly raise the odds of youngsters being underweight, a … study suggests.”
May 9, 2022

Study compares COVID-19 cognitive effects to 20 years of natural brain aging

A small study published in eClinicalMedicine reported that cognitive impairment caused by severe COVID is equivalent to 20 years of aging or the loss of 10 IQ […]
June 26, 2009

Should a new mom rush to lose those extra pounds gained during pregnancy?

Most new moms will weigh more after delivery of the new baby that they did prior to becoming pregnant. And, most new moms are concerned about […]
July 10, 2009

Caloric restriction may prevent disease, increase life span, researchers say

At least in rhesus monkeys. As long-time readers of this blog know, I usually don’t comment on animal studies. But, the likelihood of these data applying […]
September 7, 2009

Eat Late, Put on Weight!

Late-night snacks or after dark refrigerator raids may have worse consequences than heartburn.
November 4, 2009

HCG injections and diet for weight loss discredited long ago

I’ve just completed a three week road trip, speaking dozens of times to doctor and student groups in Michigan and Oklahoma. A question that came up […]
November 10, 2009

Low carb, high-fat diet negatively affects mood

There’s a new study out that compares dieters eating food high in carbohydrates and low on fat with those on a low-carb, high-fat regime similar to […]
November 16, 2009

Study points to chewing gum as weight loss aid

The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/10/AR2009111001029.html reports that for anybody trying to lose weight, “taking up gum-chewing might not be a bad idea,” as “there’s actually a bit […]