Nutrition

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS: HOW THEY AFFECT YOUR HEALTH

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of a healthy diet according to Dr. Steven Reisman, a Manhattan Cardiologist. Omega-3 fatty acids are what are known as “essential” fatty acids which means they are not made in the human body but must be obtained directly from an outside source. These substances are very important for normal metabolism. They are important in reducing inflammation in the blood vessels, joints and in other locations. It is suggested that Omega-3 fatty acids be obtained from foods rather than from supplements. Fish high in these substances include salmon, herring, […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A CARDIOLOGIST IN NEW YORK CITY, DISCUSSES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-DIABETES, TYPE 2 DIABETES AND METABOLIC SYNDROME

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in the United States according to Dr. Steven Reisman, Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and a cardiologist in New York City. Pre-diabetes is usually defined as an elevation of fasting or post-prandial glucose levels. The American Diabetes Association has defined impaired fasting glucose as a level of 100 to 125 mg/dl. Also, an elevation in hemoglobin A1c or glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) at a level of 5.7% to 6.4% may also represent pre-diabetes.   Metabolic Syndrome is related to […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN, A CARDIOLOGIST IN NEW YORK CITY, DISCUSSES THE EFFECT OF DIETARY PROTEIN AND CONTENT ON WEIGHT GAIN DURING OVEREATING

According to Dr. Steven Reisman, one of the best cardiologists in New York City and the Director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, obesity and overweight affect greater than 60% of the United States public. It is estimated that the United States government spends in excess of $200 billion per year on obesity associated conditions and diseases. Obesity is the result of an accumulation of excess body fat. Obesity is not just excess body weight because overweight can occur from either muscle or fat deposition. Diet composition […]

DR. STEVEN REISMAN A NEW YORK CITY CARDIOLOGIST, DISCUSSES THAT OBESITY ALONE INCREASES THE RISK OF A FATAL HEART ATTACK

A recent study has suggested that obesity alone can increase the risk of a fatal heart attack even excluding the effect of other risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes. Healthday (2/14 Mozes) has reported that obese men have a dramatically higher risk of dying from a heart attack. In the study of 6,000 middle age men followed for about 15 years, there was an increased risk of fatal heart attack independent of risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Obese middle-aged men […]