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Can Gut Bacteria Make You Fat?

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Gut Bacteria, Diet and Obesity Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney It has been known for some time that the types of bacteria found in the intestines of obese people are different than those found in the intestines of lean individuals. But no one really knew the significance, if any, of that observation. Did obesity favor certain […]

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Does Grilled Meat Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

Grilled Hamburgers

Want Cancer With That Burger? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Its summer and you have most likely already been invited to a backyard bbq. One question that you probably won’t hear from your host or hostess is “Would you like some cancer with that burger?” But, perhaps that is exactly the question that they should be […]

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Do Diet Sodas Make You Fat?

Do Diet Sodas Cause Obesity?

Should You Kick the Diet Soda Habit? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney We are consuming ever increasing amounts of diet sodas to combat the obesity epidemic. In 1960 14% of the U.S. population was obese and 3.3% of us consumed diet sodas. By 2010 41% of the U.S. population was obese and 20% of us were […]

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Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease?


Is Sugar No Longer Your Best Friend? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Sugar has gotten a lot of bad press in recent years. You’ve probably already heard that high sugar intake is associated with inflammation, obesity and diabetes. As if that weren’t bad enough, the latest headlines proclaim that added sugar may also increase our risk […]

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Are The Benefits Of Resveratrol A Myth?

Red Wine

Is Resveratrol Dead? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney It seems like just a few years ago that the headlines were proclaiming that resveratrol, a polyphenol found in red wines, grapes and chocolate, was the latest “super nutrient”. It was going to make you younger, smarter and healthier. You probably knew that all of the claims being […]

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Can Chocolate Help You Lose Weight?

If Pigs Could Fly

A Candy a Day Keeps The Weight Away? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney Sometimes you come across news that just seems too good to be true. The recent headlines saying that you can lose weight just by eating chocolate are a perfect example. Your first reaction when you heard that was probably “Sure, when pigs fly!” […]

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Does Resveratrol Improve Blood Sugar Control?

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The Promise of Resveratrol Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney It was just a few years ago that resveratrol was the latest “miracle nutrient”. It was featured on Dr. Oz and on 60 Minutes. It was hot! Today you see dueling headlines. The headlines one week proclaim the benefits of resveratrol. Next week’s headlines say that it’s […]

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Can Fish Oil Make Children Smarter?

Confused Child

When Do Omega-3 Supplements Make Sense? Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney We know that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are critically important for brain development. But will they really help our kids learn better? Some studies suggest that they do, while other studies have come up empty. Why is this? More importantly, what […]

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Our Gut Bacteria Are What We Eat


We Grow What We Eat Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney The subtitle of this week’s “Health Tips From the Professor” is “We Grow What We Eat”. No, this is not about each of us starting a backyard garden and literally growing what we eat – although that would probably be a good idea for most of […]

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Do Omega-3s Lower Blood Pressure?

High Blood Pressure

The Good News About Fish Oil Author: Dr. Stephen Chaney High blood pressure or hypertension is a major problem in this country. Over 60% of Americans have high blood pressure. Only 47% of those with hypertension are adequately controlled. 20% of them don’t even know that they have high blood  pressure. In this case, ignorance […]

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