High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar

March 21, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
You may want to read this article about high fructose corn syrup...although scientists state there is no difference betweeen it and sugar, I still think it is better to eat the "real" ingredient (sugar) than something made in a chemical lab...Miki http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/21/dining/21sugar.html?hp more >>

  No winner in major diet study

February 26, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine compared various popular diets and found no significant differences..it is worth reading the New York Times review I posted under Links... more >>

  Folic Acid, B6 and B12 and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

February 21, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
As individuals get older, they may develop macular degeneration which is the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.  A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that daily vitamin supplements of Folic Acid, B6 and B12 may prevent the development of this in older patients. Full article is in the Arch Intern Med.  2009;169(4):335-341 more >>

  Vitamin Supplements...To Take or Not to Take

February 19, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
There is a lot of information on the benefits of taking vitamin supplements, however all recent studies are showing that they are of no benefit...please click on the link below and read the latest study...save your money, spend it on healthy foods and a gym membership instead... well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/20/news-keeps-getting-worse-for-vitamins/ Miki     more >>

  The Mediterranean Diet

February 19, 2009 by mfato | 0 Comment
The New York Times Health Section recently had an excellent review of the Mediterranean Diet.  I believe this is the diet all of my patients should be following...full of fresh, healthy foods with no gimmicks...take a look at the links below... http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/confusion-about-mediterranean-cuisine/#more-889 www.mayoclinic.com/health/mediterranean-diet/CL00011 Miki more >>