Convert White Fat Cells into Fat-Burning Brown Fat Cells

In the United States since the end of World War II, there has been an increasing epidemic of obesity and diabetes that has not been slowed by the associated epidemics of: • ineffective popular diets, • countless drugs prescribed by doct ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 13th, 2017
Eat WHOLE Grains, Not Flour

Whole grains are healthful, while refined grains (foods made from flour) can be harmful, particularly if you are overweight or have high blood sugar levels. A recent review of 20 studies, with 2,282,603 participants and 191,979 deaths during the st ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 8th, 2017
Meat and Colon Cancer: New Studies

This week, a study from Spain adds to the evidence that eating any type of meat (red, white processed, cured or organ meat) is associated with increased risk of colon cancer, and that cooking and processing meat increases risk (European Journal of ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 4th, 2016
Vitamin D: Latest Research

A review of studies written since January 2015 shows that you do not benefit from taking high doses of vitamin D or having very high blood levels of that vitamin. The Institute of Medicine recommends that adults need only 600–800 IU of vitami ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 27th, 2016
Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Increase Risks for Cancer and Heart Attacks

The United States Public Health Service says that alcohol kills more than 88,000 people in the United States each year, and has shortened the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years. Alcohol also causes one in 10 deaths among working-age ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 20th, 2016
Calcium Pills: New Research

The vast majority of studies on calcium supplements show that taking in extra calcium does not prevent bone fractures and that the extra calcium in pills may form plaques in arteries and stones in kidneys. People who take in low amounts of calcium ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | November 5th, 2016
High Protein Diets Do Not Lower Blood Sugar

A major benefit of losing excess weight is that it lowers high blood sugar levels to reduce your chances of becoming diabetic and suffering a heart attack. However, high-protein diets such as Atkins, Dukan or Paleo do not lower blood sugar levels a ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 23rd, 2016
How Gut Bacteria Affect Weight

With the ever-increasing epidemic of obesity in North America, almost 20 percent of children and more than 70 percent of adults are overweight, which increases risk for heart attacks, diabetes, strokes, arthritis and certain cancers. A new study ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 16th, 2016
Big Sugar Does It Again

North Americans consume an average of 50 gallons of soda per year, making them the largest consumers of sugared drinks in the world. The Centers for Disease Control says that two-thirds of the added sugar consumed in the U.S. comes from processed f ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 16th, 2016
Eat Nuts, Live Longer

• A review of 14 studies shows that people who ate nuts five times a week had a significantly lower rate of heart disease than those who ate less or none (Coron Artery Dis, 2016 May;27(3):227-32). The rate of heart disease decreased by 10 perc ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | October 2nd, 2016
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