May 9, 2007
Mom, I’ll be thinking of you this week as I attend two special events sponsored by the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. On Thursday, Kelly Brownell, Ph.D., of Yale University, will talk about ways to prevent childhood obesity at the Monterey Bay Obesity Symposium. Friday evening, Dr. David Katz, an expert on weight control and health issues, will be honored at a special dinner.
May 7, 2007
It’s the one addiction people will admit to. But will Diet Coke, now 25 years old, be the same if it comes with vitamins? … “Studies suggest that diet drinks can bump calories out of the diet short term,” says Dr. David Katz, a public-health specialist at Yale, “but that people compensate over time by eating more sugar.
May 5, 2007
In another sign of the alarming childhood obesity epidemic in the United States, researchers report a 200 percent increase in the number of children hospitalized for type 2 diabetes. … “Epidemic childhood obesity has transformed a chronic disease of mid-life into a pediatric scourge,” Katz added.
May 5, 2007
For the first time in history, the number of overfed, overweight people in the world outnumbers those who are hungry. It’s called a global obesity pandemic, and the United States is at the epicenter of it, says Dr. David Katz, medical contributor to ABC News and director and co-founder of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University.
April 26, 2007
Eight cases of a rare and life-threatening form of lung disease have been discovered among those who worked in food flavoring plants in California between 2004 and 2007, a new study finds. “If the chemicals used in the flavoring industry are this potentially dangerous to the workers handling them, how good an idea can it be for the rest of us to be eating them? Personally, I think artificial flavors should neither be inhaled, nor ingested,” said Dr. David Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
April 23, 2007
The findings confirm what many scientists have been saying all along: Losing weight is easy. Keeping it off is another story. “If dieting worked, there would be a bunch of skinny people walking around,” said obesity researcher Dr. David Katz, head of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, who did not participate in the latest study.
April 19, 2007
Reducing the amount of salt in your diet can lower your risk of developing heart disease by 25 percent and the risk of dying from heart disease by 20 percent, researchers report.
April 11, 2007
Dr. David Katz, contributor to O Magazine … is a firm believer in the benefits of organic foods. “It’s difficult to measure the harmful effects of things like pesticides, herbicides and hormones used in the production of non-organic food today, but all have the potential to damage your health in a number of ways,” says Katz. Note: Dr Katz is not the author of the book mentioned in the article.
April 10, 2007
Early recognition of heart attack is a sadly limited approach to heart disease prevention. … Most experts concur that routine application of what we already know about healthful lifestyle could reduce heart disease rates in the United States by 80 percent.
March 28, 2007
A new diet book offers a unique way to stop overeating and start losing weight – but does it work?
March 26, 2007
In this sample of healthy adults, dark chocolate ingestion over a short period of time was shown to significantly improve (blood vessel) function,” said Dr. Valentine Yanchou Njike of Yale Prevention Research Center, a co-investigator of the study. The results, presented at the annual American College of Cardiology scientific meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, add to mounting evidence of the health benefits of dark chocolate.
March 18, 2007
Childhood Obesity: Danger Zone” will air March 31 at 9 p.m. It is the Food Network’s first documentary. The show also features Yale physician David Katz, who created a Nutrition Detectives program that teaches kids how to scrutinize nutrition labels on packaged foods and be clear about how marketers are working to influence kids to buy junk food.
March 15, 2007
National goals for a healthy diet are still not being met, CDC report shows. “The new CDC report indicates something we’ve long known, that fruits and vegetable intake is well below recommended levels,” said Dr. David Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
March 14, 2007
A new Web site, Healthydiningfinder.com, allows consumers to locate restaurants and find meals with nutrition facts tailored to their dietary needs. “We are looking for specific menu items that meet healthy dining criteria,” said David Katz, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.
March 7, 2007
The controversial low-carb Atkins diet may have been the clear winner in a study comparing four popular diets – but don’t expect Tuesday’s findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association to end the long-running food fight over the best way to shed pounds. “You lose weight if you have cholera, too,” said Dr. David Katz, director and co-founder of the Yale Prevention Research Center and a longtime critic of the Atkins diet. “You can’t measure overall health by a few cardiac risk factors.