How can I possibility make that statement? Two recent best-selling diet books have maintained that gluten makes us fat and dumb (1,2). Billions of dollars are spent on gluten-free (but carbohydrate-rich) food products. And people feel better when they don’t eat bread. Before explaining my statement, let me make two things very clear. First, I… Read more »
One of great paradoxes of our obesity epidemic is that many obese individuals appear to be quite healthy. This makes the true believers in the Holy Grail of BMI as the standard for good health quite livid. They know in their hearts that obesity is a mortal sin. Early this year the Centers for Disease… Read more »
This week the American Heart Association announced a doubling down on its bet on cholesterol and heart disease. It certainly wasn’t because there was a sudden epidemic of heart disease, because death rates have been falling since 1970 (20 years before statins were introduced). Nor has there been any new clinical data showing the benefits… Read more »
It is amazing that only after the patent expiration of the best-selling statin drug of all time (i.e. Lipitor) that the FDA finally admitted that maybe the drug class that many physicians wanted to put into the drinking water might have some problems after all (1). In particular, the FDA issued a warning that use… Read more »
I have often stated that the real power of the Zone Diet is to change gene expression, especially the expression of anti-inflammatory genes. What I never realized is how rapid gene expression could occur.
It is well known from epidemiological studies that about 30 percent of obese individuals and 50 percent of overweight individuals are relatively healthy in terms of cardiometabolic risk factors
Every now and then it’s worth going back over the published literature to see how the Zone diet stacks up in various areas of nutritional research.
Obesity remains one of the primary headlines every day. But what you probably don’t know is the fastest growing segment of the obesity epidemic is children less than 4 years old.
One of the great marketing successes of the pharmaceutical industry has been the linkage between LDL cholesterol levels and heart disease.
A new study from Harvard Medical School strongly suggests that childhood obesity begins in the mother’s womb.