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Red, White and Blue: a Preventable American Killer As you purchase hot dogs and ice cream for your upcoming Fourth of July barbeque: consider. Cardiovascular disease claims more lives each year than cancer, chronic respiratory disease and accidents combined. It remains the leading cause of death in the United States
by Dr. Deborah Gordon Sounding like a broken record, my answer to that question would be, “Well, it depends who you are and what are your goals.” The only broadly applicable truth about drinking alcohol will not surprise: alcohol in excess is never good for you (or others if you
It’s All a Big Fat Lie Fats are perhaps the most misunderstood of all dietary substances. Over the past forty years, the media, as well as longstanding government positions on fats have inculcated into American society the idea that fats are unhealthy; they lead to weight gain and should be avoided whenever possible.
We know foods like donuts and soda can make you fat, but the effects of sugar on the liver and brain are less well-known. Dietary sugar can fry your liver in much the same way that alcohol can. This in turn can hurt your brain, leaving you with dementia-like symptoms