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Stop Cravings with these Peanut Butter Breakfasts

After each experiment, researchers took participants’ blood samples and asked them to rate their appetite levels. Turns out, those who ate peanuts in the a.m. reported feeling fuller eight to 12 hours after breakfast—and peanut butter had an even stronger appetite-suppressing effect.<p>The results of …

Dietary Supplements: Magic Or Medicine?

When I ask a patient what medications they take there are two classes of drugs they often forget to mention: birth control pills, and dietary supplements. This is one of the most important take-home points in Dr. Paul Offit’s <i>Do You Believe In Magic: The Sense And Nonsense Of Alternative Medicine</i>: …

The single biggest health threat women face

Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel …

Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s.

When I wrote my article on the subtle, sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen, my example of a rare not-so-subtle sexist comment came from Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Asked about Yellen on CNBC, he worried that the pick would be "driven by gender," even as he …

A Scientist Debunks The 'Magic' Of Vitamins And Supplements

A pediatrician who spent years defending childhood vaccines against the likes of actress/activist Jenny McCarthy has launched an assault on megavitamins and dietary supplements.<p>"If you take large quantities of vitamin A, vtamin E, beta carotene [or] selenium you increase your risk of cancer, risk …