Over-Pharmaceuticalized

I recently read an interesting book titled, Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health. In the book, Dr. Welch talks about the dangers of over-diagnosis and how it is “biggest problem posed by modern medicine.” Over-diagnosis is defined as the diagnoses that will never cause symptoms or death and generally occurs because doctors seek… Continue reading Over-Pharmaceuticalized

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Salient Statistics

Less than 10% of people who lose more than 10% of their body weight will maintain this weight loss for more than a year. Total caloric intake has increased by 18%, total carbohydrate intake has increased by 41% since 1978. Obesity rate has more than doubled since the 1970s. Prevalence of centenarians: 1830: 2% 1990:… Continue reading Salient Statistics