Mitch Petrus Dies of Heat Stroke at 32

Mitch Petrus, who won a Super-Bowl with the New York Giants in 2011, died of heat stroke at the very young age of 32.  He had worked outside all day at his parents' shop in greater than 100 degree heat index weather during a Pan-Arkansas ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 19th, 2019
Get Vitamins and Nutrients from Foods, Not Pills

Researchers at Tufts University analyzed data from 30,899 U.S. adults who had answered questionnaires on the foods that they ate and the supplements that they took, and were then followed for six years or more (Annals of Internal Medicine, May 7, 2 ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 16th, 2019
Impotence is a Major Risk Factor for Heart Attacks

A review of published studies shows that the world-wide incidence of inability to achieve an erection varies widely from three percent to 76.5 percent, and the geographical incidence of impotence is associated with all the same risk factors as thos ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 15th, 2019
Calories from Foods Vary with Preparation Method and Your Gut Bacteria

Calorie counts listed on food packages or restaurant menus are deceptive because they tell how much energy that food has when it is burned in a laboratory. The number of calories absorbed in your body is likely to be quite different, depending on h ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 11th, 2019
Nick Buoniconti and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Nick Buoniconti was a five-time All-Pro and winner of two Super Bowls in his 14-year career in the National and American Football Leagues, an All-American at the University of Notre Dame, and a highly intelligent lawyer, player’s agent, TV ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 11th, 2019
Could the Obesity Epidemic Be Caused By an Immune Defect?

Mice that have a specific defect in their immune system all become obese (Science, Jul 26, 2019:365(6451)). These mice have defective T cells that are unable to recognize harmful invading germs and allow these germs to survive in their colons. Y ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 9th, 2019
Steve Jobs and Pancreatic Cancer

Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth and went on to become a self-made billionaire even though he was never graduated from college.  He used marijuana and LSD and dropped out of Reed College in his freshman year to travel through In ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 6th, 2019
Neu5Gc: A Genetic Reason Why Humans Have More Heart Attacks Than Other Mammals

Two to three million years ago, our pre-human ancestors had a single genetic mutation in their CMAH gene that protected them from a deadly form of malaria but set them up for risk for heart attacks that increases when they eat a lot of meat from an ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 2nd, 2019
More Vegetables, Less Diabetes

Data from nine studies of 307,099 middle-aged people followed for up to 28 years shows that those who ate lots of plant-based foods and restricted meat had a 23 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and those who ate the most vegetables ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 1st, 2019
Neil Armstrong's Bypass Surgery

Neil Armstrong was a great American hero who:  • flew 78 combat missions as a Korean War military pilot,  • was a test pilot for new planes, and  • was the 1966 spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first man ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | July 28th, 2019
 
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