February 16th, 2015
Diets notoriously fail to help people lose a lot of weight. One problem is that most diets include a broad range of restrictions and guidelines that many people find difficult to follow. Another problem is that negative recommendations may have unintended consequences, such as low-fat recommendations leading to increased consumption of refined carbohydrates. Now a […]
January 13th, 2014
This week’s topics include the risk for MI and ischemic heart disease among overweight and obese people with and without metabolic syndrome, and the lower risk for CV events in postmenopausal women taking estradiol compared with conjugated equine estrogens.
June 1st, 2012
Two recent studies may add value to the academic literature, but what’s their public health value?
March 7th, 2011
The Mediterranean diet may be a potent weapon in the battle to halt the growth of metabolic syndrome (MS), a new meta-analysis suggests. Christina-Maria Kastorini and colleagues performed a meta-analysis on 50 studies including nearly 535,000 participants. In their paper in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, they report that adherence to the Mediterranean […]