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Disease Doesn’t Have to Run in the Family

Summary: Do you know what diseases run in your family? Fortunately, genetics doesn't have to predict your risk of getting one of them.
Air Date: 10/24/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. David Friedman
Guest Bio: David Katz, MD
davidkatzmdDAVID L. KATZ MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, is the founding (1998) director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. He received his BA from Dartmouth College in three years (1984; Magna Cum Laude); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He is a two-time diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health, and a clinical instructor in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Katz is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, President-Elect of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation, and medical director for the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT. He is the principal inventor of the NuVal nutritional guidance system, currently in roughly 1700 U.S. supermarkets in more than 30 states, coast to coast. He holds five U.S. patents on other inventions, with several patents currently pending.
  • Book Title: Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well
Disease Doesn’t Have to Run in the Family
We've all sat down at a doctor's office with the dreaded questionnaire asking what sickness or diseases run in the family.

Did you know you can actually overcome those same diseases?

Dr. David Katz, author of Disease-Proof and two-time diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, joins Dr. David Friedman to share why you can't blame your lack of good health on genetics.

As a world renowned expert in nutrition, weight management and chronic disease prevention, there's no one better to show you how to become disease-proof.
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