June 18, 2007
The National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, Inc. Annual Education Conference in Memphis, Tenn. … featured speaker was Dr. David Katz. Dr. Katz is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on nutrition, weight control, and the prevention of chronic disease. He is the director and co-founder of Yale Prevention Research Center and a medical contributor for ABC News.
June 17, 2007
More than a dozen local and state governments want to require calorie counts be displayed on the menu board or inside the table menu. “If you have information about where calories are coming from, you have a better opportunity to control the ratio of calories in to out and get that balance right to control your weight,” said Dr. David Katz of the Yale University School of Medicine.
June 14, 2007
Kellogg Co., the world’s leading maker of cereals with close to $11 billion in 2006 sales, unveiled new standards Thursday for marketing its products to children under 12. … Responding to these criteria, Dr. David Katz at the Yale University School of Medicine said, said he believes other companies will start similar programs. “I think it’s very likely that there’ll be other lawsuits if they don’t; they can read the writing on the wall.”
June 13, 2007
The weight-loss drug rimonabant should not be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … an advisory panel concluded. Despite the significant side effect, some experts said they believe the drug should be approved. “Well-conducted, large clinical trials provide clear and compelling evidence that rimonabant facilitates weight loss,” said Dr. David Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
June 11, 2007
A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine … showed Swedish massage may be a safe and effective way to reduce pain and improve the functional ability of adults with osteoarthritis of the knee. “Given the knowledge of massage we have right now, I think we’ll be reading much more about its variety of applications over the coming years,” says Dr. David Katz, director of Yale’s Prevention Research Center and the study’s senior investigator.
June 8, 2007
A study released today has found that injecting people with a synthetic hormone may help them lose weight and feel satisfied. “This is not a convenient treatment,” Dr. David Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at the Yale School of Medicine told ABC News. He cites the fact that users in the study required injections several times a day..”
June 7, 2007
The Council for Responsible Nutrition’s (CRN) annual meeting … will be enlightened by medical educator and ABC medical contributor, Dr. David Katz. In addition to holding a position as associate professor adjunct of public health practice at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Katz became a medical contributor in 2005 for ABC.
May 31, 2007
A lozenge/gum called Sugarest temporarily numbs the sweet tooth, taking away the chewer’s physiological ability to taste anything sweet for about 45 minutes. “What this is designed to do is, you chew the gum so when you eat the cake, you can’t taste the sugar,” said Dr. David Katz of Yale University’s School of Public Health.
May 26, 2007
There’s no cooking; no calorie counting. Though costs of delivery diets run high, consumers are shelling out for them. “A lot of people these days don’t know how to cook, frankly. And they don’t know how to cook the right stuff. So this takes all the thought and preparation out,” said Dr. David Katz, a nutritionist and Yale University professor. “Portion control is the second best thing about the pre-packaged meals.”
May 24, 2007
“Recent studies have confirmed what most of us have long suspected, that the rate of what used to be called adult onset diabetes is rising rapidly in children and adolescents,” said Dr. David L. Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
May 22, 2007
Connecticut legislators are proposing a bill to prohibit restaurants from cooking with trans-fats, which is said to be a major cause of several serious health problems. The impetus for the bill… stems from a recent report by Dr. David L. Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine, and founder and director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital, Derby.
May 19, 2007
“There is some evidence that the acid load of soda, regular or diet, has an adverse affect on bone health,” said Dr. David Katz, nutrition expert at the Yale School of Medicine. “I would be very worried that if you are drinking 12 cans a day, diet or regular, it’s potentially going to do damage to your skeleton, and eventually that can be a very serious problem.”
May 16, 2007
“The beneficial effects on weight gain peaked after just three years, and then plateaued,” said Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale University School of Medicine Prevention Research Center.
May 16, 2007
Stew Leonard Jr. kicked off a collaborative effort to teach children how to lead a healthful lifestyle. Dr. David Katz, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, contributor to “Good Morning America” and author of several nutrition books, joined Leonard in announcing the initiative. Katz’s weekly column on nutrition appears in the New Haven Register.
May 11, 2007
Connecticut would become the first state in the country to ban the use of artery-clogging trans-fats in restaurants under a bill adopted by the Senate late Wednesday night. … The bill has broad support from the state’s medical community. In February, Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, told the legislature’s Public Health Committee that a trans-fat ban could save approximately 170 lives a year in Connecticut.