Items tagged as "Dr. Donald Hensrud"
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read that being deficient in vitamin B-12 is common. Should I take a supplement? I am 78 and in good health. ANSWER: Vitamin B-12 deficiency is more common with increasing age and affects 5 to 15 percent of adults. Some of this is early deficiency and not [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Especially this time of year, after the holidays, some people rely on fad diets for quick results instead of committing to more medically sound weight-loss programs. Well, The Mayo Clinic Diet is the real deal and is consistently ranked high on the lists of healthy programs. Vivien Williams has more in this report. [TRT [...]Created by Dana Sparks
The following Mayo Clinic obesity experts are available to comment on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on super-sized soft drinks in New York: Michael Jensen, M.D., endocrinologist and obesity researcher who says: "Sweetened soft drinks, especially in excess, are essentially empty calories. There's no nutritional benefit except if you need a [...]Created by Bob Nellis
This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physicians Dr. Donald Hensrud and Dr. Maria Collazo-Clavell on diabetes. Medical Edge Weekend 11-5-11Created by Admin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a preliminary determination that "partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food." Read the full FDA news release. Public health specialist Donald Hensrud, M.D., says there's no benefit to trans fats and [...]Created by Dana Sparks
It's state fair time in much of the country and that means amusement rides, games, people watching, live music and eating a fair amount of unhealthy food. But Donald Hensrud, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in nutrition and preventive medicine, says it is possible to go to the fair and have a good time without overindulging. Here are [...]Created by Dana Sparks