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Unity, Balance, and Power

Lincoln told us that a house divided against itself cannot long stand. If this is true of the houses in which the body politic gathers, it is no less true of the gathering housed by our very bodies.

By |June 14th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Health Honeymooners

Ralph Cramden was the quintessential sucker. The Honeymooner’s character, brought indelibly to life by Jackie Gleason, was the inspiration for Fred Flintstone- another sucker- just as Ralph’s long-suffering wife, Alice, was the inspiration for Wilma.

By |June 7th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

coQ and A

A study just reported at the Heart Failure 2013 Congress in Lisbon, Portugal indicates that co-enzyme Q10 (co-Q10) is effective in congestive heart failure, improving both function and survival. Over a span of decades, very few medications have been identified that work well to treat CHF...

By |May 31st, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Remembering the Future

Memorial Day reminds us to honor those who gave all, so that all of us might know freedom. Three-day weekends inevitably turn to the festive, but this really is a time to think about death, and loss, and the selfless sacrifices of our Veterans.

By |May 24th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Fixing Obesity

I spoke last week at a symposium on nutrition and public health at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Among others on the panel with me was Richard Starmann, the former head of Corporate Communications for McDonald’s...

By |May 17th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

All for One

I am recently back from my most recent visit to Mindstream Academy, a boarding school that preferentially addresses the needs of middle and high-school students with severe obesity and related health problems.

By |May 10th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

A New Beef with Meat and Eggs?

Two new studies address the generation of a compound called trimethylamine-N-oxide, or TMAO, when we ingest meat or eggs. TMAO has been shown to induce atherosclerosis in mice,

By |May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Uncomplicating Matters on The Way to Health

Last week, my staff and I entertained a visiting delegation of about 25 colleagues from Korea. We were of course honored and delighted that a group would travel so far to learn about our health promotion programs.

By |April 26th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Opinion Stew

When it comes to nutrition, not only does everyone have an opinion, but everyone seems to think theirs is an expert opinion. And our culture seems to be ok with that. I’m not.

By |April 12th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Medicine, Money, and Myopia

A recent study in JAMA, featured in a NY Times opinion piece of April 4, shows that complication rates for bariatric surgery since 2006 do not differ between designated Centers of Excellence, and their counterparts.

By |April 5th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments