Monthly Archives: November 2013

How Much Do You Eat On Thanksgiving?

We all love Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and apple pie.  Did you know that according to a survey by BASIS Science, the average American consumes 4500 calories at their Thanksgiving meal?  And when asked, most of those people guessed that they were eating half the amount of those calories!  Underestimating caloric content […]

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Nutrition Facts Just a Click Away

A new on-line website which compares the nutrition facts of fast foods is now available. The website – www.menustat.org – is a free nutritional database of thousands of foods served by the nation’s largest chain restaurants. The website allows you to view nutrition information by menu item, food category, or restaurant, and it also tracks nutrition changes […]

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Testosterone Supplements to Build Muscle???

Historically, testosterone supplements are recommended for men with hypogonadism, a condition where males produce too little of the hormone themselves.  However, recently it seems that a larger pool of men are now taking testosterone supplements, even those whose blood levels are not clinically low.  In fact, over the last ten years, the number of men […]

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New Guidelines for Cardiac Risk

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association just released new cardiac prevention guidelines. The new guidelines for cholesterol are less focused on lab results and achieving target numbers; instead the guidelines focus on an individual’s risk for developing heart disease.  The guidelines look at specific risk factors to determine who should treat […]

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FDA to Ban Trans Fats

Health-conscious consumers are aware of the dangers of ingesting tran fats.  In 2006, the FDA mandated that all food manufacturers list the amount of trans fats on the Nutrition Facts label.  Due to increased awareness, many companies have tried to eliminate the use of trans fats in their products over the last few years. However, […]

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