Fad diets: The false promise of keto

Fad diets: The false promise of keto

By Dr. Elizabeth Klodas  If you’ve ever attempted to lose weight, chances are you’ve at least been intrigued by the keto diet. Short for “ketogenic,” the diet promises that you’ll lose weight – and especially body fat – based on the insulin-blunting effect of eating a very low-carbohydrate diet. But...
Do we really need another medical sub-specialty?

Do we really need another medical sub-specialty?

In the most recent issue of the American Journal of Medicine, a commentary calls for establishing a new sub-specialty in medicine: Cardiometabolic Disease. On the surface, it may seem like a great idea: After all, more and more Americans suffer from the inter-related health issues of obesity, high blood pressure,...

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