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The E-Cigarette Explosion in American Youth—And Why It Matters

By: Austin Perlmutter, M.D. Electronic cigarettes (commonly known as e-cigarettes) are a relatively new phenomenon. They’ve been discussed by some as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, and have seen...

Midlife hypertension and 20-year cognitive change: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study

Metabolic Syndrome & Parkinson’s: Affect on Symptom Progression

What is metabolic syndrome? In my past videos, I've discussed the topic extensively. But at its core, it's a constellation of health issues, including elevated blood pressure, lipid malfunction, carrying aro...

Health Benefits of Social Interaction

According to the World Health Organization, the biggest threats to our health, globally, are now chronic degenerative conditions, not infectious diseases. What a transition! As opposed to various epidemics o...

Coffee – A Healthy Choice

It has been estimated that around 60% of Americans over the age of 18 report that they are “regular” coffee drinkers. No doubt what most motivates this consumption is the familiar and dependable lift that co...

If I Don’t Gain Weight Is It OK To Eat Sugar?

It’s now fairly common knowledge that for optimal health it makes sense to reduce the consumption of sugar. The idea that dietary sugars increase the risk for such things as hypertension and the development ...

Sugar Risks Go Beyond Weight Gain

The idea that dietary sugars increase the risk for such things as hypertension and the development of health threatening changes in lipid profiles is not new. But a commonly held perception has been that the...

CoQ10: Powerful Supplement for Health

We’re certainly hearing a lot about the nutritional supplement, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), as of late, and with good reason. The clinical application of CoQ10 has now been validated in many conditions, including ...

Do Probiotics Lower Blood Pressure?

By: Austin Perlmutter, MD, Medical Student, Miller School of Medicine As research on the microbiome flourishes, we continue to find evidence for the role of probiotics in optimizing our health. Most recently...

Effect of Probiotics on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Controlled Trials