Statins and Memory Loss: The Tradeoff With Anti-Cholesterol Medication

In a recently released advisory notice, the FDA acknowledged a relationship between statins and memory loss, something many patients taking anti-cholesterol drugs and their doctors already knew.  Specifically, the notice advised that “cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users”. Tara Parker-Pope writes in the New York Times[…]

Updated: Alternatives to the Komen Race for the Cure in the US, Canada and the UK

Updated on Feb 18th: Added information about additional breast cancer and research fundraising walks and runs around the world. The Susan G Komen for the Cure charity sponsors races around the country to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.  I have sponsored a few racers and walkers myself and have donated directly to[…]

Portion Control

Judging healthy portions is difficult, especially given that the portions sizes in general have grown larger and larger in recent years.  My own trouble with portion control is that I’ve become used to outsized servings offered at restaurants.  It is easier to reduce your portions of food through visualization, weighing and by physically restricting the[…]

Making Weight Loss Permanent

Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times Magazine about the difficulty dieters have in maintaining, rather than just achieving, lower weight, due to, among other issues, metabolic levels in the newly thinner requiring much more exercise and lower calorie intake compared to those who are naturally at that weight. Although it may read a[…]