Prevention

Last month we discussed the challenge of helping overweight clients lose and then keep off excess body fat stores and how data from the National Weight Control Registry and similar data from other countries can provide some insights. Of course, knowing what the relatively small percent of people did...
 


One of the greatest challenges for health professionals is helping overweight and obese patients or clients lose excess body fat stores and especially helping them keep off the weight they lost over the long term. This is true even when that excess weight is contributing to serious health problems...
Food and Health, Prevention

A series of articles were published in the November 2019 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine that came to a very controversial conclusion. A team of researchers led by Dr. Bradley Johnston, an epidemiologist at Dalhousie University in Canada, re-examined much of the available research on the impact of red meat consumption and the ... Backlash Over Meat Recommendations
Food and Health, Prevention

The average salt intake of Americans and all modern societies far exceeds what is needed and this excessive intake appears to be promoting many serious diseases including elevated blood pressure (BP) and hypertension (HTN). There is also no doubt that HTN is a major risk factor for damage to...
Food and Health, Prevention

There has long been concern that a low total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) may cause an increased risk of a hemorrhagic stroke. This concern arose because epidemiological studies found a correlation between low serum cholesterol levels and a greater risk of experiencing a hemorrhagic stroke (1, 2)....