Can Cancer Cells be Starved to Death?

This week the New York Times published a major article on the possibility of curing cancer by starving cancer cells to death (NYT, May 12, 2016), a theory first proposed almost 100 years ago by Otto Warburg, arguably the world's greatest chemis ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 22nd, 2016
Add Fiber to Fruit Juice?

A study sponsored by PepsiCo showed that adding extra fiber to regular orange juice markedly reduced the usual high rise in peak blood sugar and insulin concentrations in men who were at high risk for diabetes and heart attacks (The Journal of Nutr ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 22nd, 2016
Gluten-Free Diets Can Harm

This month two studies in prestigious medical journals show that gluten-free diets can cause nutritional deficiencies in all age groups (Clinical Nutrition, published online May 7, 2016) and interfere with growth and development in children (The Jo ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 22nd, 2016
Otto Warburg, Cancer Pioneer

This week, 83 years after Otto Warburg published his landmark paper on cancer, the New York Times has a major article on the revival of his idea that cancer cells can be starved to death (NYT, May 12, 2016).     Otto Warburg (1883 & ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 22nd, 2016
Don't Count Calories

Contestants on the television program The Biggest Loser dropped an average of 129 pounds, yet six years later, most have regained more than 70 percent of their lost weight, largely because dieting decreased their ability to burn calories. They now ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 15th, 2016
Reduce Inflammation to Help Prevent Cancer

Last month, a presentation at the American Society for Nutrition's Scientific Sessions at Experimental Biology 2016 showed that certain dietary habits are associated with increased risk for breast and prostate cancer (April 2-6, 2016; San Diego ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 15th, 2016
Tommy Kono, Greatest Weightlifter in US History

Tommy Kono was probably the greatest Olympic weightlifter of all time.   Between 1952 to 1960, he won two Olympic gold medals and one silver Olympic medal.   His Olympic medals were in three different weight classes: gold in lightweight ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 15th, 2016
Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder

This week a Missouri jury court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a woman who claimed their talcum-powder products caused her ovarian cancer. J&J lost another case for $72 million recently and now has close to 1,200 lawsuits a ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 8th, 2016
Belly Fat Predicts a Heart Attack

You are at high risk for a premature death if you can pinch more than three inches in your belly. Even people who are not overweight are at high risk for a heart attack and diabetes if they store most of their fat in the belly instead of in the but ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 8th, 2016
Chyna Laurer's Destructive Choices

Chyna Laurer was a wrestler, bodybuilder and actress who wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as the "Ninth Wonder of the World" (André the Giant  was billed as the eighth.) She often wrestled with men and beat ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 8th, 2016
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