David Katz Healthcare Expert

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, is the Founding Director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both preventive medicine, and nutrition. He has made important contributions in the areas of lifestyle interventions for health promotion; nutrient profiling; behavior modification; holistic care; and evidence-based medicine. David earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates.

 
Replacing Sugar: How, Now?

Replacing Sugar: How, Now?

The liabilities of excess sugar in the prevailing modern diet are by now common knowledge. 

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Childhood Obesity: We Could Fix It… Any Time We Wanted

Childhood Obesity: We Could Fix It… Any Time We Wanted

By the time I was done last week with my (oh-so-restrained) rant on the shameful reasons for relentlessly rising rates of childhood obesity, I had burned through 1400 words, give or take, and that’s more than enough for a single column. 

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Childhood Obesity Worsens: Fiddlers, All, as Rome Burns?

Childhood Obesity Worsens: Fiddlers, All, as Rome Burns?

A new paper in JAMA Pediatrics tells us that childhood obesity in America has risen to unprecedented levels. 

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This Diet vs That Diet, and The Winner Is…

This Diet vs That Diet, and The Winner Is…

The Mediterranean Diet was recently compared directly to the Ketogenic Diet. 

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Nutrient Supplements and Summary Judgment: Baby and Bathwater, Revisited Again

Nutrient Supplements and Summary Judgment: Baby and Bathwater, Revisited Again

In common, I suspect, with most members of my professional clan- specialists in Preventive Medicine- I have a respect bordering on reverence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

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