What It Means to Have a Healthy BMI—and Why It’s Not the Only Health Marker

Do I really need to know my body mass index? The short answer: yes, but it’s not the only medical number you should know. Here’s what it means to have...

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What Is Metabolic Syndrome and What is the Criteria for Diagnosis?

The word metabolism gets thrown around often, as people talk about how efficiently their bodies burn calories. But while your metabolic rate gets all the attention, it’s your general metabolic...

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Debunking Cholesterol Myths

“But, doc, I don’t eat eggs, shrimp and anything with cholesterol in it! How can my numbers be bad?”  That is generally the flabbergasted reaction I get from patients who...

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The Truth About Yo-Yo Dieting (Why It’s Not Your Fault and What You Can Do About It)

Diet, lose, regain. Diet, lose, regain. Sound familiar? If you feel like you’re playing tug of war with the same 5, 10, or even 50 pounds over and over again,...

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