March 6, 2007
Overweight women lost almost twice as much weight after a year on the controversial Atkins diet than when using three other popular weight loss plans, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported today.
March 6, 2007
New research puts Atkins on top of three other popular diets, but study results carry little weight with experts.
February 28, 2007
Why are Americans getting so much fatter? Because they can, said nationally renowned nutrition expert Dr. David Katz. The easy availability of high-calorie, low-nutrition food has led to an explosion in obesity rates – along with diabetes and heart disease.
February 27, 2007
Dr. David Katz, one of several experts to present testimony on trans-fat Monday during a public hearing before the state legislature’s Public Health Committee, said trans-fat is a poison that should be banned from restaurant use.
February 24, 2007
More than 10 percent of the total number of deaths that occur on this planet each year are attributable to tobacco and this is nothing less than appalling,” according to Dr David Katz, an associate clinical professor of public health from Yale University School of Medicine.
February 23, 2007
Dr. David Katz, director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University, endorsed the proposed law which would ban trans-fats. “We made a terrible mistake. The trans-fat we put into food to take saturated fat out, as a public health measure, is clearly far worse for us,” said Dr. Katz.
February 21, 2007
We are afloat in a sea of dietary troubles,” keynote speaker Dr. David Katz of Yale University announced to a large audience. “For the first time in history, there are more overweight individuals on earth than those who are hungry.
February 17, 2007
For years, pregnant women have been told to avoid eating certain types of fish because they may contain high levels of harmful mercury. But this new study claims eating fish can help boost the IQ of unborn babies.
February 10, 2007
Why are Americans getting so much fatter? The reason is simple, said nationally renowned nutrition expert Dr. David Katz: because they can.
February 7, 2007
The drug, called alli (orlistat), is designed to be used only in tandem with a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet by overweight adults aged 18 and older. Overall, this drug is likely to be limited in the direct harm it causes, but also in the good it does, said Dr. David L. Katz, an associate professor of public health and director of the Prevention Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine.
February 6, 2007
Eating 75 grams of dark chocolate a day lowers risk factors for heart attacks and strokes in overweight- but-otherwise-healthy adults, Dr. David Katz of Yale reports.
January 30, 2007
Muhammad Ali endorses the brand – the initials GOAT stand for Greatest of All Time, the boxer’s motto – and it is being marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional snack food …but experts at Yale warned against celebrity-endorsed products as a panacea for the obesity epidemic.
January 27, 2007
Eating closer to nature can be seen as beneficial because few proponents of a raw foods diet are going to be consuming junk food, explained David Katz, associate professor of public health at Yale.
January 26, 2007
Children growing up alongside freeways risk having their lung development impaired, which can increase the likelihood of serious respiratory diseases later in life, researchers report.
January 18, 2007
If it were up to you to decide what has been the greatest medical advance of the past 150 years, what would you choose? That’s exactly the challenge the prestigious British Medical Journal posed to a small group of experts and the many thousands of their readers, mostly doctors.