Author Archives: David A Fein, MD

About David A Fein, MD

Medical Director - Princeton Longevity Center Princeton, NJ / Shelton, CT

Losing The Danger of Being Fat Without Dieting

Obesity is a growing problem in the USA with more than 60% of the population now classified as overweight and more than 30% are obese.  We tend to think of overweight people as destined to be at high risk for … Continue reading

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The Pain-Killer That Could Actually Kill You

The maker of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) has just announced it is changing its labeling to limit the recommended daily dose to just 3,000 mg because of concerns about possible liver toxicity. Acetaminophen is so commonly used that we practically take its … Continue reading

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Cut Your Alzheimers Disease Risk in Half

A study published this week in the Lancet Neurology indicates that up to half of the cases of Alzheimers Disease may be related to just seven risk factors.  The implication is that avoiding or improving these risk factors in your … Continue reading

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What’s Really In Your Vitamins?

  If you have ever wondered what’s the best brand of vitamin or whether the more expensive ones are any better then here is a website you need to know about. ConsumerLab.com is an independent testing laboratory that analyzes what … Continue reading

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Olive Oil May Lower Stroke Risk

A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that high consumption of Olive Oil may decrease the risk of strokes in older people. Strokes are the third most common cause of death in the US, after heart … Continue reading

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FDA Announces New Sunscreen Labeling Rules

If you believe the marketing hype, slathering on a layer of sunscreen will protect your skin from sun damage and the risk of skin cancer.  In fact, many tanning products may actually end up increasing your risk of skin cancer … Continue reading

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Study Showing Weight Loss Surgery Doesn’t Extend Life May Be Flawed

A study to be published in this week’s issue of JAMA reports that men undergoing gastric bypass surgery for severe obesity had no improvement in survival over 7 years of follow up.   The study is already making headlines on major … Continue reading

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New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

    New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency. Interesting Post on new task force recommendations for Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem among Americans (we just don’t get enough sun anymore) and is increasingly linked … Continue reading

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Protecting Yourself From E. coli in Ground Beef

Undoubtedly, you have heard the warnings in the media lately about the potential dangers of bacterial contamination in our food.  But if you think that grinding beef yourself, using better cuts of meat or avoiding certain brands and buying your … Continue reading

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Chickpea Salad Romaine Wraps

Chickpea Salad Romaine Wraps These wraps are high in cancer-fighting fiber and quite refreshing on a warm spring or summer day! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup finely chopped or grated carrot 1/2 … Continue reading

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