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“Exercise is Medicine” — CNN interview with Dr. Lipi Roy

http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/02/09/exercise-as-medicine.cnn In 2016, CNN came to my one of my Boston clinics to interview me about evidence-based health benefits of exercise. “There’s no single treatment or intervention that can have as diverse benefits as exercise.” -Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. “Studies show that when a doctor or other health care professional […]




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Coverage in “Spare Change News”, May 20th, 2016

Honored to speak to Emerson journalism student, Ross Cristantiello, about my work as a doctor to Boston’s most vulnerable population: homeless men and women. His wonderful piece has been published in “Spare Change News”! It’s been a privilege and honor to care for these brave individuals who struggle daily with chronic medical conditions (heart disease, diabetes, kidney […]




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Spicy Cashews — Tasty and Healthy Snack!

  Gearing up for the holidays or a big party like the Super Bowl or the Oscars? Need a quick and tasty snack to serve your guests? Well, look no further! These spicy cashews have a kick, and they’re an excellent source of healthy fats (monounsaturated fats–also found in olive oil–decrease the risk of heart disease) and […]




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BodyTalk Podcast interview with Dr. Lipi Roy — “Longer, Healthier Life with Spices”

Greetings! I was delighted to speak with Master Trainer and Health Reporter, Bob Garvin, about a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, led by researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that linked frequent spice consumption with living a longer life. Bob knows that I am deeply passionate about healthy cooking and baking, […]




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“Doctor’s Call” Boston Herald Radio: Measles, Multivitamins and more!

Listen to today’s “Doctor’s Call” segment on Boston Herald Radio where I discuss several health topics with hosts Jaclyn Cashman and Hillary Chabot: https://soundcloud.com/bostonherald/doctors-call-with-dr-lipi-roy-5 Topics include multivitamins; vaccinations; brief discussion on concussions and other football/contact-related injuries. For more information on these topics, visit: CDC — Measles and Vaccines CDC — Vaccinations World Health Organization — […]




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Heart Attacks and the Holidays

[NOTE: To hear this health segment on Boston Herald Radio, go to https://soundcloud.com/bostonherald/doctors-call-with-dr-lipi-roy-1] Quik Pop Quiz: Which day of the year has the MOST fatal heart attacks? . . . ANSWER: #1 — December 25th #2 — December 26th #3 — January 1st There clearly is a disturbing pattern: deadly heart attacks increase during the winter months, […]




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Fiber and Disease Prevention

Introduction Fiber provides many health benefits, from decreasing heart disease to improving digestion. Unfortunately, most U.S. adults and children consume less than 50% of the recommended amount of dietary fiber. Adults should consume 20-35 grams of fiber per day. Read below to find out the many dietary sources of fiber. What Exactly is Fiber? And […]




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Benefits of Chocolate

Now, here’s a news item I can really sink my teeth into! This is an evidence-based article about the Benefits of Chocolate by Kathleen Hoffman. She cites studies that show that dark chocolate consumption is associated with a decrease in coronary artery disease (i.e. heart disease that can lead to a heart attack). A meta-analysis of ten […]




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Diabetes

KEY FACTS (from the World Health Organization 346 million people worldwide have diabetes ~3.4 million people died from consequences of high blood sugar in 2004 Over 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries The total number of diabetes-related deaths will double between 2005 and 2030 Healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintenance of a normal body […]




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