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Weight Loss Supplements: Not Always Safe or Effective

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on January 20th, 2016 Tags: , ,

Those eye-catching ads for weight loss products always have a great “after” photo. The photos make the person’s weight loss claims seem so easy and convincing.

These ads for supplements appeal to any of us who want to lose a few (or more) pounds. Besides looking our best, maintaining a healthy weight reduces our risk of a number of diseases, including breast cancer. Still, some…

Fish Benefits Made Easy

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on June 7th, 2012 Tags: , , , ,

I’ve written two Think Pink, Live Green columns on fish: Fish: Landing the Healthiest Choices
and Salmon and Tuna: How to Make the Healthiest Choices of These Popular Fish.

To recap, you might have heard mixed messages about fish. One news report says that fish is good for you because it can reduce the risk of heart disease and promote brain development. But…

The Importance of Vitamin D

By Marisa Weiss, M.D. on August 24th, 2011 Tags: , ,

Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, which is necessary for good bone health. Vitamin D also helps our immune, muscle, and nervous systems work properly. Plus, vitamin D may have an important role in maintaining normal breast cell growth, given emerging research results suggesting an association between a higher risk of breast cancer and low levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D has been in…

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