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  • Sugar-sweetened beverage, diet soda, and fatty liver disease in the Framingham Heart Study cohorts.

    ​Regular drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages may promote the development of fatty liver disease. This study investigated the effect of high dietary ingestion of diet soda and sugar-sweetened beverages on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease risk....

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/disease-conditions/liver-disease/sugar-sweetened-beverage-diet-soda-and-fatty-liver-disease-in-the-framingham-heart-study-cohorts
  • Classic Tale of the African Green Monkeys

    Many people love the classics. Swiss Family Robinson . Jane Eyre . Or even Good Night Moon . All genres have their classics. These stories often owe their appeal to an artful exploration of some truth regarding the human condition. There truly is "no...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/classic-tale-of-the-african-green-monkeys
  • New Non-Statin Drugs Come at a High Price

    The Good: While high cholesterol is a health problem that plagues those consuming the typical American diet, it is a condition that in most cases is easily treated and reversed. I have seen cholesterol levels drop dramatically simply by switching to...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/new-non-statin-drugs-come-at-a-high-price
  • Does Coconut Oil Lower Cholesterol?

    Coconut oil has become a popular "super food" among health conscious individuals, claiming to heal just about every affliction known to man. Those who profit from this highly-refined product claim that consuming coconut oil lowers bad LDL cholesterol...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/does-coconut-oil-lower-cholesterol
  • What is Metabolic Syndrome?

    Metabolic syndrome is a term often mentioned these days when public health is discussed. We hear about it on the news and see it mentioned in blogs and articles. But have you ever wondered, "Exactly what is metabolic syndrome?" You're not alone. By...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/what-is-metabolic-syndrome
  • Inverse association of legume consumption and dyslipidemia: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program.

    ​A healthy lipid profile and low cardiovascular disease risk are associated with frequent consumers of legumes. Dyslipidemia is a condition in which abnormal amounts of lipids are present in the blood. This study evaluated the consumption of legumes in...

    https://www.drcarney.com/science/measurable-results/lipids/inverse-association-of-legume-consumption-and-dyslipidemia-isfahan-healthy-heart-program
  • 3 Diseases Whole Grains May Help Prevent

    The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the consumption of 3 to 5 servings of whole grains for adults and 2 to 3 servings for children. Unfortunately, a large number of adults and children in the US are consuming too much refined grain flour...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/3-diseases-whole-grains-may-help-prevent
  • Statins Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Is your cholesterol on the high side ? Then, there is a great chance that your physician will want to place you on statins. “ Statins ”, known scientifically as HMG CoA inhibitors, are a class of drugs that reduce the concentration of cholesterol in...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/statins-increase-type-2-diabetes-risk
  • Eating Whole Grains Lowers Risk of Mortality

    Everywhere we look, we are confronted with the outcomes of recent studies which tout the benefits of low-carb high-protein diets, saturated animal fats, coconut oil...and the list goes on. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to start...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/science-inspired/eating-whole-grains-lowers-risk-of-mortality
  • Has Eating a Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Failed us?

    Low-carb, high-protein diets have become extremely popular and are especially appealing to dieters, since they offer a quick (yet temporary) reduction in weight. Advocates of low-carb diets speculate that 30-40 years of governmental low-fat, high-carb...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/has-eating-a-low-fat-high-carb-diet-failed-us
  • Study Shows Ground Flax Seed Lowers Blood Pressure

    Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) is an important risk factor associated with both cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and is the most common medical diagnosis in the United States. Although most people believe that hypertension is a...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/study-shows-ground-flax-seed-lowers-blood-pressure
  • What are the benefits and risks of taking statins to lower high cholesterol?

    Although statins can benefit those high risk patients with significant history of coronary disease; for the majority of patients, a Starch Smart diet proves to be just as effective at lowering cholesterol. High risk patients that would benefit from...

    https://www.drcarney.com/faq/disease-specific-questions/what-are-the-benefits-and-risks-of-taking-statins-to-lower-high-cholesterol
  • Is Your Diet "Rich" Enough to get Gout?

    Gout - the "Disease of Kings" - The incidence of gout has risen considerably in the last 40 years, affecting millions of men and women in the U.S. Gout is a type of painful inflammatory arthritis which is often referred to as the "disease of kings"...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/is-your-diet-rich-enough-to-get-gout
  • 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,...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/believe-it-or-not-how-to-evaluate-a-medical-study
  • Should a Vegan Diet be Considered Child Neglect?

    Occasionally, it happens. Loving parents who've read the research on the advantages of a plant-based diet are accused of neglecting their children by refusing to give them animal products. Currently in Italy, there is proposed legislation that would...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/should-a-vegan-diet-be-considered-child-neglect
  • Do You Need a Doctor's Note to Give Up Dairy?

    I was an 18-year-old college student with a big problem. Gas. The issue started seemingly out of nowhere. But the quiet potency of the problem soon had me extremely nervous about any social situation, including my classes. Normally, a college-age woman...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/do-you-need-a-doctor-s-note-to-give-up-dairy
  • How do "Natural" Sugars Compare With Table Sugar?

    We've long had a love affair with white sugar . And why not? Its sweetness cheers us up, perks us up, and makes all the good times seem even better. So it's disappointing when we learn that sugar has been cheating on us. The happy, energy burst that...

    https://www.drcarney.com/articles/how-do-natural-sugars-compare-with-table-sugar
  • Beat Type 2 Diabetes By Eating More Legumes

    Rankings for best movie, best album, best songs, best college basketball teams, and best NFL teams are quite popular in the United States. However, one set of rankings that do not make waves in the media but should be calling for our attention are...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/condition-related/beat-type-2-diabetes-by-eating-more-legumes
  • Milk May Raise Mortality Risk

    An increase in mortality risk is associated with frequent consumption of milk, according to a 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal . A team of Swedish researchers analyzed the diets of more than 100,000 men and women recruited from 3...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/milk-may-raise-mortality-risk
  • Just Say No to Candy!

    Dr. Joel Fuhrman has written an excellent article regarding our culture's obsession using rich, disease-promoting foods for celebrating special occasions, especially for Halloween. Dr. Fuhrman states in his article, "As parents we must protect our...

    https://www.drcarney.com/blog/health-issues/just-say-no-to-candy

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