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Believe It or Not: How to Evaluate a Medical Study

Believe It or Not: How to Evaluate a Medical Study
It sounds pretty impressive to hear, "A new study suggests . . . ."  We perk up our ears and open our minds. After all, "science" has discovered something new! Proteinaholic, a recently published book authored by Garth Davis, MD, with Howard Jacobson, PhD, highlights the difference between how news reporters and scientists react when...
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Is Weight Watchers Good for Your Health?

Is Weight Watchers Good for Your Health?
"This is the joy for me. I love bread," declares Oprah, her arms open wide to the possibilities of her Weight Watcher's Plan. "I have lost 26 pounds, and I have eaten bread every single day." The commercial's emphasis on bread is a visceral call to a nation convinced that the hunger-satisfying power of starch...
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