Items tagged as "Dr. 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
People participating in a weight loss study who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with the program and lose more weight than study participants who received no incentives. Mayo Clinic internal medicine resident and lead author Steven Driver, M.D., says, “The take-home message is that sustained weight loss can be achieved [...]Created by Dana Sparks
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true a large study found that most vitamin supplements may actually do more harm than good? What supplements should I avoid? Which are worth taking? I am 67 and in good health. ANSWER: Advice on vitamin and mineral supplementation is constantly changing. Over the past few [...]Created by Admin