Moderate exercise: No pain, big gains

Moderate exercise, once thought to be inferior to more strenuous aerobic exercise, is now understood to confer similar health benefits, primarily reduced risk of heart disease and other illnesses, along with added life expectancy. (Locked) More »

Lowering cholesterol: Is there a limit?

Cholesterol guidelines have been moving lower for some time, but for people with acute coronary artery disease, very aggressive lowering of LDL cholesterol may afford greater protection from heart attack or stroke. (Locked) More »

On call: Obesity and prostate cancer

Your newsletter convinced me that obesity increases the risk of prostate cancer. It depresses me a bit, since I'm overweight, so my question is both personal and practical: If I lose weight, will I undo the harm? (Locked) More »