April 3, 2006
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Dr. Tim Says...
Obesity is officially considered an epidemic in western cultures. In the 30 years between 1970 and 2000, the number of obese persons in the United States has grown from 15% of the population to 31 percent of the population. We know that obesity leads to diabetes and high blood pressure. Having a Body Mass Index of greater than 30 is now considered a risk factor for heart disease, even if other risk factors are not present. There has been some controversy, however, over whether being obese leads to more frequent hospitalization, illness and death in old age. Body Mass Index and Risk of Hospitalization and Death in Older Age
Lemon Basil Orzo Salad
Spring is on its way and the weather has been nice where I live. This is a lovely light salad that's perfect for taking on a spring picnic. Lemon Basil Orzo Salad
Section for Physicians and Health
handouts and resources in this
section are very beneficial in
my practice. Patients respond
well to information handouts
and I have provided them on the
site for your convenience. Feel
free to download them, make copies,
and hand them out as you find
them useful. Includes warfarin
(Coumadin) guides for patients, gout and cholesterol handouts,
and food and diet resources on
have been taking Coumadin for
3 years now and would like to
start adding soy to my diet due
to post-menopausal vaginal dryness.
Does soy interrupt the effectiveness
Read the answer...
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