There are two types of review articles. In one type of review article, the author(s) search for all of the research that’s been done into a particular topic, then pool those results together, yielding stronger results. (Here’s an example.)
Another type of [...]
If you’ve been following Dr. Gourmet even a little while, there’s a good chance you’ve heard something about nuts. We’ve seen nuts help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes – with walnuts specifically or through increasing your magnesium [...]
As I’ve noted in the past, medicine is not like algebra, where if A = B and B = C, then A = C. So if a food contains an ingredient, and that ingredient has been linked [...]
Researchers in The Netherlands noted that drinking alcohol is known to increase food intake in the short term and sought to understand why. They chose to investigate whether this increased consumption is due to “food reward,” which [...]
Read the label, toddler version
Good parents know how important it is to help their child develop healthy eating habits early in order to set them up for a healthier, longer life. This is also the time to influence [...]
Mind over matter?
Recently one focus of obesity research has been into the way the body registers hunger and satiety, or fullness. We’ve discovered an amino acid (these types of amino acids are known as peptides) called ghrelin which [...]
The Mediterranean Diet is considered a pattern of eating with nine components: vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts, cereals (whole grains), fish, olive oil, dairy products, meats, and alcohol. Last week we discussed a study that suggests that it’s [...]
Live longer (on a cellular level) with a Mediterranean Diet
Back in 2011 I wrote an article about telomeres and omega-3 fatty acids. I described telomeres in this way:
Preventing fracture: more evidence against vitamin supplements
Most of the time when we talk about treating or preventing osteoporosis, we focus on building bone, whether it’s by taking calcium and Vitamin D supplements or by building stronger bones [...]
If you’ve kicked your soda habit in favor of juice – because it seems healthier – you might want to rethink that decision.
A study recently published in Appetite [...]