Author Archives: Dr. Paul Kennedy

We have known for years (decades really) that individuals that are overweight or obese are far more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes than those that are leaner or “skinny”. Clearly, there is much truth to that statement but some new genetic research has identified a gene known as IRS1 that is linked not only […]

There is a dizzying array of home fitness equipment on the market. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you get what you pay for. If you are in the market for fitness equipment for the home, look for equipment that is durable and can be counted on for continued service throughout the […]

The main dietary factor in high levels of cholesterol is high levels of saturated fats in the diet. But what, exactly, IS saturated fat? If saturated fat in the diet is an important predictor of cardiovascular disease (and it is!), what can be done to reduce it in the diet? Perhaps by answering the first […]