Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz As you likely know, a new set of guidelines for the use of lipid-lowering drugs to prevent heart disease was issued recently with considerable fanfare, and then set off a firestorm of controversy. The old approach relied heavily on levels of LDL cholesterol, while the new approach relies [...]
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as Food Stamps, has of late been much in the news. Competing views of SNAP figure prominently in the Farm Bill quagmire; the harsh economy over recent years has landed fully one in seven American families on its rolls;
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Collusion might reasonably be defined as meeting the enemy and discovering it is both them, and us. In the case of health- personal wellbeing and public health alike- exactly this sort of thing is going on. It is way past time to take the way past these toxic impasses.
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A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal suggests that given the opportunity to live to be 120, a majority of people might well decline. The finding was derived from a Pew Research Center survey of a nationally representative population.
A commentary in the current issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggesting that saturated fat is not really so bad after all has the media buzzing. My most recent Google search of “saturated fat” limited to news retrieved 20,000 sites.
For those who follow health news, there was no way to avoid tripping over the combination of Oreos and cocaine this week. The relevant headlines, of which there are many, suggest in essence that Oreos are as dangerous and addictive as cocaine.
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