Processed Food and Obesity

Are processed food and obesity linked? There are many reasons to think so, but some may be more subtle than we think. Processed food: what it is First of all, processed food must be distinguished from

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Could the Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption Be Due to Its Bactericidal Effect?

Note to the reader: I published this piece recently elsewhere, but since it probably won’t be seen by many people, I’m publishing it here. Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with better

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Processed Food Is Associated With Higher Cancer Risk

One of the best things you can do for your health, in my view, is avoid processed foods and eat only minimally processed, whole foods. Besides helping you stay lean, they may help you avoid cancer, since

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Aspirin, a Life Extension Drug

One of the most commonly used over-the-counter drugs, aspirin, has considerable potential as a life extension drug. While this has been known for awhile, at least in theory, some recent research adds support. Aspirin

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Non-Aspirin NSAIDS Can Cause Heart Attacks

Not long ago, the FDA issued a warning that non-aspirin NSAIDs such as ibuprofen could cause heart attacks and strokes. Does this mean that we should never take these drugs, and how serious is the harm

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Free Weights vs Machines For Strength Training

Is there any difference in results using free weights vs machines for strength training? You will get wildly varying answers to that question, depending on whom you ask. Free weights, machines, and skill Free

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Still No Obesity Paradox

In some studies of large numbers of people, researchers have found that people with the lowest death rates had a body mass index (BMI) solidly in the overweight range. This finding has led to the so-called

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Your Life Expectancy May Be Greater Than You Think

Your life expectancy may be greater than you think, among the reasons the fact that you read this website. And that’s not only or even mainly because of the information I’ve written about –

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Cholesterol for Brain Health

The human brain contains a high proportion of cholesterol, which is necessary for proper function. A number of scientific studies have found that higher cholesterol is associated with better brain health,

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Higher Protein for Greater Weight Loss

By now we know that low-carbohydrate diets are much more effective for weight loss than standard low-calorie or low-fat diets. Usually, the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets is attributed to their

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Older People with High Cholesterol Live Longer

High cholesterol among older people is associated with longer life. In Japan, high cholesterol is associated with longer life at all ages. More recent evidence indicates that the relation of high cholesterol

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The Conventional Wisdom on Cholesterol Is Full of Holes

I’ve argued against the conventional wisdom on cholesterol many times on this site. The conventional wisdom on cholesterol is full of holes. Questions on atherosclerosis Someone who believes in the

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Can a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Prevent or Treat Cancer?

Several lines of evidence point to the idea that restricting dietary carbohydrates may have beneficial effects in the prevention or treatment of cancer. Cell cultures Scientists often grow human or animal

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Multivitamins Prevent Heart Attacks

Chelation therapy has been used to treat heart disease, and a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of chelation therapy showed that it works, which I wrote about in Heavy Metals and Heart Attacks. Further

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Vitamin K2, Heart Disease, and Cancer

Emerging evidence indicates that vitamin K2 plays a large role in the prevention of heart disease and cancer, as well as other conditions. Vitamin K2 is likely one of the vitamins that people are most

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Carbohydrates Inhibit Insulin Sensitivity from Exercise

Exercise increases insulin sensitivity, and that’s one of the best reasons for doing regular exercise. But carbohydrates inhibit insulin sensitivity from exercise, so if you eat carbohydrates after

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Too Much Exercise

Many people are under the impression that you just can’t get enough exercise. A healthy activity must be healthier if you get more of it – right? Well, not necessarily; it’s possible

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Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease with Rapamycin

Alan S. Green, M.D.  is one of the nation’s only doctors who practices anti-aging medicine using rapamycin. Dr. Green has expanded his practice into the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease,

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