Watch Out: You are what you eat

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Noted nutrition author Michael Pollan has summarized his collected wisdom about what to eat with this great summary: Eat food, mostly plants, not too much. By and large, that’s terrific advice. But not always for everyone, so according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that happily received […]

Never too late to live healthier

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An interesting new study in the NEJM is a happy reminder that it’s really never too late to start a healthier regime. In this study that combined data on over 75000 health professionals in the huge Nurses Health Study and the also large Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the researchers conclusion is pretty straight-forward and encouraging:¬†Improved […]

Not quite yet

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You should never just read just a headline and a few paragraphs in a medical story and rush out and change what you do based on what you think your learned in that story. This was the actual headline¬†for a recent story in Newsweek: ALZHEIMER’S: HOW EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL PREVENTS BRAIN PLAQUES AND PRESERVES […]