Author: Gerald L. Mancebo, MD, FACP


November 5, 2013

Dr. M’s Health Points Volume 1, Issue 3

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Point # 1 Recent review of multiple studies confirms that statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) decrease the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks, revascularization procedures and strokes by 20 – 35%.  High dose statins, however, may increase the risk of new onset diabetes by 6 – 8%, as opposed to low or intermediate dose.  This appears […]

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September 5, 2013

Dr. M’s Health Points Volume 1, Issue 2

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By: Gerald L. Mancebo, M.D., F.A.C.P. The U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force has recommended against routine Vitamin D and Calcium supplementation in healthy postmenopausal women.  Research has shown that such supplementation may increase the risk of coronary heart disease and kidney stones in some people.  The new recommendations do not apply to people with […]

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August 19, 2013

Dr. M’s Health Points

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By:  Gerald L. Mancebo, M.D., FACP Daily sunscreen users are significantly less likely to show signs of skin aging, according to a recent randomized controlled trial performed on people younger than 55 in Australia.  After 4.5 years, daily sunscreen users were 24% less likely to show signs of aging.  More importantly, regular use of sunscreen […]

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August 22, 2012

Lifestyle changes may prevent metabolic syndrome’s long-term effects

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By Gerald Mancebo, MD, FACP Metabolic syndrome, formerly known as Syndrome X, is a relatively new name for a family of risk factors. Though metabolic syndrome is not by itself a disease, unless controlled these factors can lead to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart attack and stroke.

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