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Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

New Understanding Of Atherosclerosis Could Change The Way We Treat Heart Disease

Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Atherosclerosis -- the build-up of plaque in arteries, raising the risk for heart disease -- may not form the way we previously thought, according to ...

HDL and Sudden Death: The Heart Has Its Reasons

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Jay Neugeboren

A year later, when my friend and I had a happy reunion in California, and I was, again, expressing my thanks to him, he smiled. "Let's face it," he said, "you and I wouldn't be sitting here today if you hadn't gone to high school with the right guys."