Items Tagged ‘longevity’

Ask the Doctors - Will long-term calorie restriction shorten or lengthen lifespan?

July 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will long-term calorie restriction shorten or lengthen lifespan?

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Dear Doctor: Some studies suggest that long-term calorie restriction can shorten lifespan; others say it won’t. Which should we believe? This is a perplexing question.  We need energy to live, and the food we eat provides that energy.  Obviously, gluttony can lead to dire health consequences, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure, […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, calorie restriction, calories, Dr. Robert Ashley, food, lifespan, longevity


Ask the Doctors - Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

March 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are PPIs safe over the long-term?

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Dear Doctor: Because I had an ulcer, three years ago a doctor wrote me a prescription for Prilosec and told me I had to take it for the rest of my life. But lately, articles in the newspaper have seemed to contradict his thinking, suggesting that Prilosec and similar medicines can cause heart problems. What’s […]

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Tags: acid-reducing histamine-2 blockers, angina, anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, bleeding ulcer, blood thinner, cardio, cigarettes, Clostridium difficile, Dr. Robert Ashley, gastroesophageal reflux, heart