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Judging the Judging of Diets

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz US News & World Report is out with their Best Diets 2014 report. I was privileged to serve as one of the judges this year, as I have for the past several years. USNWR does an excellent and thorough job of making the evaluation process transparent.  There is [...]

By | January 10th, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Muddling the Multivitamin Message

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz A recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine featured three studies about multivitamin/mineral supplements.  An accompanying editorial was entitled “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”- which would seem to indicate the flagrantly negative findings of the studies.  The New York Times recently [...]

By | January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Epidemiology over Ideology

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz When LinkedIN decided to create a blog platform for what they called INfluencers, I was very privileged to be in the rarefied company of the 149 other original invitees, including the likes of Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, and Barack Obama.  I have been writing on-line columns for LinkedIN [...]

By | December 13th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Statins, Static, and The Status Quo

Preventive Medicine Column Dr. David L. Katz As you likely know, a new set of guidelines for the use of lipid-lowering drugs to prevent heart disease was issued recently with considerable fanfare, and then set off a firestorm of controversy.  The old approach relied heavily on levels of LDL cholesterol, while the new approach relies [...]

By | December 6th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Sleep On It

We have long known that sleep is of profound importance to health. Sleep is essential; we must turn off if we are to go on. Unlike many of the factors that affect health profoundly, the impact of sleep is both immediate, and intimate.

By | November 8th, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments

Just Stayin’ Alive

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal suggests that given the opportunity to live to be 120, a majority of people might well decline. The finding was derived from a Pew Research Center survey of a nationally representative population.

By | November 1st, 2013|Categories: Blog, DNSFP, Dr. Katz Blog|0 Comments