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Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor

Annapolis, Maryland
A practicing physician for more than 40 years and a radio talk show host for 25, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and... Full Bio
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More Exercise is Better by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Dr. Paul Williams of the University of California at Berkeley thinks that the American Heart Association's recommendation of "half an hour a day of exercise" is way too litt ... Read on »
Almost All Obese Men Will Eventually Become Diabeic by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This month, two studies show that being overweight shortens life. A study from the University of Uppsala in Sweden followed 1800 Swedish overweight men, from age 50 for 30 y ... Read on »
Mediterranean Diet Most Healthful by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A comprehensive review of the world's literature, covering research in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 1966 to 20 ... Read on »
The Hygiene Hypothesis by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study on mice may explain why it's not so bad to get lots of infections when you are young. Many studies show that children raised on farms are less likely to develop alle ... Read on »
Stress Fractures Caused by Weak Muscles and Over-Striding by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One of the most common injuries in runners is a stress fracture of the lower leg (tibia) because running fast causes the foot to hit the ground with tremendous force that ca ... Read on »
Why Sprinting Improves Endurance by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Jens Bangsbo of the University of Copenhagen has shown that if you want to run, cycle or swim faster at any distance, you have to train at a pace that is almost as fast as you ... Read on »
Junk Food Alters Intestinal Bacteria in Just One Day by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise After just one day of switching from a plant-based diet to a high-fat-and-sugar diet, mice with human intestinal bacteria developed bacteria associated with obesity in human ... Read on »
New Vitamin D Recommendations by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise At the University of Toronto School of Medicine's "Diagnosis and Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency" conference on November 3, 2009, thirty of the world's leading researchers o ... Read on »
Will avoiding dietary sugar prolong life? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Nobody has yet shown any way to extend the life span of humans. However, both exercise and calorie restriction (with adequate nutrients) have been shown to extend the life spa ... Read on »
Just Getting Old Does Not Cause Diabetes by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from the University of Pittsburgh shows that the marked increase in diabetes in older people is caused by obesity and lack of exercise, not by aging alone ( Diabetes C ... Read on »
No Evidence Cycling Weakens Bones by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise No data exists in the scientific literature showing that any type of exercise weakens bones. Bone growth depends on the forces exerted on them by gravity and contracting muscl ... Read on »
Fasting Does Not Increase Endurance by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Some people think (incorrectly) that fasting before a race or competition will increase their endurance. Fasting weakens and tires you. How long you can exercise a muscle dep ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - a new explanation by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Sixty-seven percent of 101 patients diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) were found to be infected with a retrovirus called XMRV ( Science, published online October 8 ... Read on »
The Potassium Deficiency Myth by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Sports drink promoters have convinced many athletes that they need special drinks to replace potassium during exercise. A recent study of female soccer players confirms that t ... Read on »
Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise As the standard of living in a country increases, so does the incidence of Metabolic Syndrome. Today, one of three North Americans will suffer premature death from the consequ ... Read on »
Preventing Muscle Cramps by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Most older textbooks explain that muscle cramps are caused by lack of water (dehydration) and lack of salt. However, studies on endurance athletes show that athletes who cramp ... Read on »
New Rules for Sunscreens by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you use sunscreens, be sure to reapply them frequently. Many sunscreens contain the filters octylmethoxycinnamate, benzophenone-3 or octocrylene, which reflect ultra violet ... Read on »
Large Thighs are Good by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Large thighs appear to confer health benefits, not risks. A study reported this month shows that people who have small thigh muscles, independent of how much fat they have in ... Read on »
CRP Better Predictor of Heart Attacks than Cholesterol by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Blood tests for cholesterol and C-reactive protein (CRP) both help to measure heart attack risk, but CRP may be more important. CRP measures inflammation which indicates an ov ... Read on »
Osteoarthritis: Treat with Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A review article from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver shows that exercise does not increase the rate of knee damage in people with osteoarthritis, and usually ... Read on »