Author: Sara Laudani

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Are Vegetarians Really Healthier?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. A recent article in Medscape reviewed a large study showing that vegetarians have favorable levels of several health indicators, especially cardiovascular markers, versus meat-eaters. This was the largest study to date of its kind. The authors concluded...

Sugar Intake in Adolescence Linked to Future Risk of Tumors

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed.   A recent study revealed a link between high intake of simple sugars and sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in adolescence and increased risk of conventional colorectal adenoma (benign glandular tumors of the colon and the rectum, which may...

The Dangers of Being Overweight for Your Liver

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. A recent article in Medscape discussed findings that show being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk for liver disease and the likelihood of dying from it compared with being of normal weight, regardless of level...

What We Misunderstood about COVID-19

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. Medscape published an article in March on the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic. It looks at some of the many ways the virus was underestimated or misunderstood and what that...

Can Sitting Do Your Brain Good?

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed.   “Sitting may not always be bad for the brain and, in fact, may benefit cognition,” shares an October 2020 Medscape article citing new research.   This may sound contradictory to what we usually think about physical and brain...

Does Dying Your Hair Increase Your Risk of Dying?

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a recent study or article and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. A recent study published in the International Journal of Cancer links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to breast cancer. Permanent dye use was associated with a 45% higher breast cancer relative risk in black women and...

Need More Motivation to Exercise? Reduce Your Cancer Risk

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a recent study or article and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. It’s the time of year when a lot of people try to kick their exercise routine into gear. You already know it is good for you, but now there’s even more evidence in favor of exercise. A...

Could You Be Allergic to Your Acrylic Nails, Wall Paint or Other Things in Your Daily Life??

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. Adhesive Allergen Identified Many people with acrylic nails and using continuous glucose monitors have reported reactions and rashes. Dermatologists have now identified the substance in glues and bandages that has been causing these allergic reactions. The American...

Trans Fats Proven Bad for Your Brain

This article is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. You have probably heard that trans fats are bad for you. Research has linked excessive consumption of trans fats to the development of coronary artery disease, diabetes, and many health conditions. Given these concerns, the...

How Much Alcohol is Safe to Drink?

Patients often ask me, “How much alcohol is safe to drink?” Unfortunately, many will not like the answer. But, large scale studies have shown that there really is no safe dosage. While a lot of media attention has gone to some research that focuses on possible health benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, a large new report warns that the harms of alcohol greatly outweigh any potential benefits. The study looked...