What Are We Really Entitled To?

For the past year the future of the American economy has centered on the word “entitlement,” especially in terms of health care. But no one is quite certain about what the word means.

The Demise of the Mediterranean Diet?

This week is Mediterranean diet week. Unfortunately after 2,000 years, no one really knows what the Mediterranean diet actually consists of.

The Dangers of Over-Analyzing Too Much Data in Prostate Study

In the last week there has been a constant buzz about an online pre-publication of a new research article that suggests that high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids promote aggressive prostate cancer. Well, that really isn’t the case, in spite of the press reports.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Blood Pressure

It was recognized many years ago that fish oil has a dose-dependent effect on lowering blood pressure. So how does it do it? There are a lot of different ways.

Mythologies In Treatment of Childhood Obesity

We all know that obese children tend to be inactive. This leads to the “obvious” conclusion that the solution to childhood obesity is simply more exercise. But what if that conclusion is totally wrong?

New Food Trends May Be Dysfunctional

As our obesity epidemic gets worse and the general health of Americans continues to decline, people are always searching for new food trends to make us thinner, happier and smarter.