Progressive nutritional scientists recognize that total dietary saturated fat intake has little health effect or relevance as a target. Does that make red meat OK?
The skeptical cardiologist was asked to give a lecture in July on diet to the cardiology fellows in our training program at Saint Louis University. Needless to say, I didn’t
How Does Your Aerobic Fitness Compare to Normal For Your Age: Maximal Oxygen Uptake (MVO2) Through the Decades
Now that you’ve completed your Rockport Walking Test and have generated an estimate of your cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) you are likely eager to know how your estimated MVO2 compares to
What’s the Most Useful Method for Estimating Your Cardiorespiratory Fitness: Apple Watch versus Stopwatch
The skeptical cardiologist is a strong advocate of regular aerobic exercise to forestall the inevitable decline in cardiovascular fitness with aging. There is compelling evidence that aerobic exercise can reverse
In 2016 a huge boondoggle was foisted on Americans who were undergoing cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial infarction or coronary artery bypass surgery. I became incensed about so-called “intensive cardiac rehabilitation”
The skeptical cardiologist has previously agreed with widespread dietary guideline recommendations that encourage most adults to consume a variety of fish, preferably oily types (eg, salmon, sardines, tuna, and mackerel),
A Series of Unnecessary Cardiovascular Procedures and Surgeries Culminates in the Death of Philip Roth’s Everyman: How You Can Avoid the Same Fate
Earlier this year the skeptical cardiologist wrote about the cardiovascular misadventures of the main character in Philip Roth’s novel Everyman. I had initially intended this as a single blog post
Does Eating High-Fat Dairy Cause Heart Disease or Obesity? Has the Science Changed Over The Last Decade?
As promised, the skeptical cardiologist has reviewed, refurbished, republished and revised his first ever post (first published 12/27/2012) which challenged the advice presented by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the
Anthony C. Pearson M.D., F.A.C.C. is a cardiologist, musician, writer and a regular columnist at MedPage Today