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Is sugar toxic?

Is sugar toxic?
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I remember one of my mentors in surgical residency made a very important distinction for me.  He said, “Peter, never forget what you are getting paid to do, and what you are doing for free.”  You see, there are some aspects of being a surgeon that are ...

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TEDMED 2013…now I get it

TEDMED 2013…now I get it
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I just got back from the 2013 TEDMED conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  I’ve always enjoyed watching TED talks online, but I’d never been to the actual conference.  I was told the experience is very different.  That was an understatement.  I don’t even know ...

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Two choices

Two choices
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I recently gave the keynote address at the faculty retreat of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) in Baton Rouge, LA.  When Eric Ravussin invited me, I could not have been more honored.  Folks not familiar with PBRC may be familiar ...

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Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?

Is a Mediterranean diet best for preventing heart disease?
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This week an article titled Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study received a considerable amount of attention, including an article in the NY ...

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Thank you, Woody

Thank you, Woody
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I’m probably one of the few people my age who stills stays in touch with his high school teachers and guidance counselor.  But if you experienced what I did in high school, you might too.

Today I found out the most influential teacher in my life passed away suddenly.  I ...

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Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state? (Part II)

Ketosis – advantaged or misunderstood state? (Part II)
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When I wrote part I of this post, I naively assumed this would only be a two-part series. However, so many great questions and comments emerged from the discussion that I realize it’s worth spending much more time on this important and ...

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