High Dose Vitamins Associated with Increased Risk for Lung Cancer

Vitamins B6 and B12 have been promoted by the supplement industry for many years, touting benefits such as increased energy and higher metabolism. A new study suggests that these high-dose vitamin supplements are associated with increased risk for ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | September 9th, 2017
How Soluble Fiber Promotes Good Gut Bacteria

New research from the University of California-Davis shows how soluble fiber promotes the growth of healthful bacteria in your colon and discourages the growth of harmful bacteria, to improve your immunity and reduce your chances of suffering heart ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 20th, 2017
New Studies on Artificial Sweeteners

Several recent papers raise new concerns about the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners. In one study, researchers showed that a sweeter-tasting, lower-calorie drink caused people to eat more food, to have higher blood sugar levels and ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 20th, 2017
Added Sugars: Labels Can Deceive

Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health in Australia have just presented a review of 34,000 packaged foods to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. They found that seventy percent of these packaged foods ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 13th, 2017
Weight Gain with Sugar Plus Meat

If you take a sugared drink while eating meat, the animal protein reduces your ability to burn off the calories from sugar by more than a third (BMC Nutrition, July 20, 2017). In this elegant new study, 27 healthy-weight adults spent two full days ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | July 30th, 2017
Grass-fed vs Corn-fed Meat

Nobody has presented good evidence that eating meat from grass-fed animals is more healthful than the meat from corn-fed animals. The main health arguments for eating grass-fed meat are its lower fat content and higher content of omega-3 fatty acid ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | July 30th, 2017
Replace Saturated Fats with Polyunsaturated Fats

This month a presidential advisory from the American Heart Association states that "Well-conducted scientific research overwhelmingly supports limiting saturated fat in the diet to prevent diseases of the heart and blood vessels" (Circula ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 25th, 2017
New Data on Meat

Researchers followed 536,000 men and women, ages 50 to 71, for an average 16 years and found that those who ate the most meat from mammals and processed meat had a 26 percent greater risk of dying within the study period than those who ate the leas ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 27th, 2017
How Excess Salt Affects You

Two excellent recent studies from Germany and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee tell us that us excess salt: • causes hunger, rather than thirst • breaks down muscle and fat • may be a primary dietary factor in the high rates of ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 14th, 2017
More Good News About Nuts and Peanuts

Several recent articles show that eating tree nuts or peanuts with a high-fat or high-sugar meal prevents the expected high rise in blood factors that increase risk for the inflammation that can lead to diabetes, heart attacks or strokes. • T ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 14th, 2017
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