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Do Statins Subvert Muscle Mitochondria?

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The Story: The Boston Globe on February 25, 2008 cited a recent paper in the journal Nature Biotechology that indicated that certain statin medications (used for control of high cholesterol) might impair the functioning of critical cellular components called mitochondria. The mitochondria are tiny structures that generate the necessary energy (in the form of a substance called ATP) for our…

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Great Costa Rican Coffee

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Q: We really like the coffee you serve. Where is it from? A: Our coffee beans are from the Doka plantation in Costa Rica. Dr. Kanner visited there in 2006. We usually serve the peaberry, but occasionally the Italian roast. The distributor is Tico foods from Texas, who can be found at http://www.otnfinefood.com. About $10 per pound delivered.

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High Volume, Low Calorie Foods

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Jane Brody’s excellent article from the NYTimes, With Fruits and Vegetables, More Can Be Less, on the value of eating high-volume but low-calorie density foods — vegetables, soups, salads, and fruits — as the essential strategy to weight loss and maintenance. Dr. Kanner fully concurs in the approach detailed by Ms. Brody, the New York Times health writer, that puts…

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