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Pre-Eclampsia May Increase Mother’s Risk For Future Cardiovascular Disease And Earlier Death, Research Indicates

If one reads this medical headline from ACOG to our nations physicians, one would assume/conclude that pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure in pregnancy) itself is responsible for the increase in cardiovascular disease.  This is a classic example so common in medical "reporting" in the media.  The following is the article title. Title:  Preeclampsia and Cardiovascular Disease in

Pre-Eclampsia May Increase Mother’s Risk For Future Cardiovascular Disease And Earlier Death, Research Indicates2020-02-04T20:03:32+00:00

Research Indicates The Rate Of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increased Over Last 40 Years

Research Indicates The Rate Of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increased Over Last 40 Years In the age-period-cohort analysis, the rate of chronic hypertension increased sharply with advancing age and period from 0.11% in 1970 to 1.52% in 2010 (rate ratio, 13.41; 95% CI, 13.22–13.61).  While the absolute numbers are not that large, this represents

Research Indicates The Rate Of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Increased Over Last 40 Years2020-01-15T17:02:36+00:00

Only 13 Percent Of Women Have 28-Day Menstrual Cycles, Study Suggests

The interpretation of this data points to variation in cycles from month to month stating that fertility may vary from "cycle to cycle."  My take on this would be to realize that our women today are subjected to enormous physiologic stress which is causing the changes in the cycle length.  27-29 days are normal and

Only 13 Percent Of Women Have 28-Day Menstrual Cycles, Study Suggests2020-02-04T20:03:50+00:00

Research Suggests Increase In Obesity-Related Cancers In Middle Age

An increase in cancer is obvious to those of us caring for patients.  From the time I was a child and in high school (1970's) until now there has been a dramatic increase in cancer.  This is true of statistics and just my general impression.  I don't remember knowing of any cancer in any of

Research Suggests Increase In Obesity-Related Cancers In Middle Age2020-01-16T05:12:13+00:00

Estradiol May Have Protective Effect Against Cognitive Impairment In Women With Visceral Adipose Tissue, Research Suggests

More evidence that estrogen is protective to brain function and hopefully inching the needle toward more acceptance of normalization of estrogen for women.  The headwinds and resistance still abound when it comes to estrogen use in women. Newer studies are showing that if estrogen is started early, when the decline starts that cognitive function may

Estradiol May Have Protective Effect Against Cognitive Impairment In Women With Visceral Adipose Tissue, Research Suggests2020-01-16T05:16:20+00:00

Research Suggests Possible Link Between Processed Food Consumption In Pregnancy And Increased Risk Of Autism In Offspring

I know everyone gets tired of me blaming all health evils on carbohydrates, but it is the largest ingested toxin in our world by a magnitude of 100X to the next largest offender.  In roughly 2008 or so a good friend of mine, a pediatrician, a great one by the way who will remain nameless

Research Suggests Possible Link Between Processed Food Consumption In Pregnancy And Increased Risk Of Autism In Offspring2020-01-16T05:20:12+00:00

Fertility Clinics Reportedly Refusing Treatment To Women With High BMI

  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/magazine/fertility-weight-obesity-ivf.html This is certainly a very emotional and controversial subject.  To read the coverage on this, you would think doctors are refusing care to patients because they don't like people who are overweight.  This is far from the truth.  A host of studies that look at IVF outcome based on BMI (body mass index

Fertility Clinics Reportedly Refusing Treatment To Women With High BMI2020-01-16T18:36:04+00:00

Hypothalamic Dysfunction

Hypothalamic dysfunction in women is an epidemic following what I call the “exercise revolution” that began about 1980 and the dramatic change in athletics for women in U.S. schools about that time. Women now feel ashamed if they don’t engage in some high-level sport, where just a few years prior, they were not expected to

Hypothalamic Dysfunction2020-01-16T19:02:47+00:00

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests.

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests. This study clearly supports our belief that BMI correlates with metabolic dysfunction severity.  Pre-pregnancy weight is the measure of this parameter.  If this can be significantly changed, we see a much better outcome beginning with fertility

Prepregnancy BMI May Be More Important Risk Factor For Adverse Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Than Weight Gain During Pregnancy, Meta-Analysis Suggests.2020-01-16T19:06:52+00:00

Dr. Fox responds to a question regarding a documentary promoting vegetarianism.

First of all I would not change your entire metabolism based on one film.  If this film was sponsored by the vegan/vegetarian group, you can rest assured that their information and logic is biased and flawed.  There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that cancer is caused by insulin elevation and carbohydrates.  Vegan diets are

Dr. Fox responds to a question regarding a documentary promoting vegetarianism.2020-01-16T19:23:04+00:00