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Sweet Heart

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz Just in time for Valentine’s Day, epidemiology has given “sweetheart” a whole new meaning with a study demonstrating an association between sugar intake and heart disease. In deference to the holiday, we might repine the prosaic dispassion of epidemiologists inclined to replace boxes of chocolates with prescriptions for [...]

By | February 14th, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Fortification Follies

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz A paper published on-line on January 27in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) highlights the importance of nutrient fortification to the diets of our children.  The researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to determine the [...]

By | February 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Kindergarten and Karma

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz As one of the judges for US News & World Report’s “best diet” report for the past several years, my most consistent and adamant concern has been: what about family?  Dieting is an infamously go-it-alone endeavor.  People eat with their families; but they “diet” without them. This is [...]

By | January 31st, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Choices

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz We tend to find the patterns we are seeking.  The image of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich comes to mind.  He has, apparently, turned up in shower mold as well.  Those might be miracles, but I am guessing they are more like the constellations: a bit of [...]

By | January 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Doctors and Patients, Ounces and Pounds

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz Historically, doctors have either neglected the topic of weight management, or wagged an admonishing finger.  That admonishing finger is useless only at best.  At worst, it is overtly harmful.  I have long joked, ruefully, that a judgmental approach to obesity by doctors has done nothing to help with [...]

By | January 17th, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Judging the Judging of Diets

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz US News & World Report is out with their Best Diets 2014 report. I was privileged to serve as one of the judges this year, as I have for the past several years. USNWR does an excellent and thorough job of making the evaluation process transparent.  There is [...]

By | January 10th, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Muddling the Multivitamin Message

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz A recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine featured three studies about multivitamin/mineral supplements.  An accompanying editorial was entitled “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”- which would seem to indicate the flagrantly negative findings of the studies.  The New York Times recently [...]

By | January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

DISC Schedule

We are pleased to announce that the Denver Implant Study (DISC) is back!  DISC was originally launched in 2003.  After 11 consecutive years of providing the most relevant dental implant continuing education to Denver Metropolitan Doctors, we took a well-needed break.  During that time, the response from the dental community requesting its return has been [...]

By | December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Aldo Leopardi, Dental, Dental Blog, Dental Events, Featured Post|0 Comments

Epidemiology over Ideology

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz When LinkedIN decided to create a blog platform for what they called INfluencers, I was very privileged to be in the rarefied company of the 149 other original invitees, including the likes of Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Barack Obama.  I have been writing on-line columns for LinkedIN [...]

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments