Dr. Philip S. Chua

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Losing weight on a diet that is high in fat is dangerous for overall health. The risk of coronary heart disease has been found to be significantly  higher among those individuals who stayed on a high protein red meat diet … Continue reading

July 20, 2017

Fruit juices: Bad for babies

The American Academy of Pediatric strictly recommends no fruit juices for babies, absolutely no fruit juices at all, before age one, and very limited, if at all, for toddlers and older children. This is a major shift from the recommendation … Continue reading

July 13, 2017

Silent heart attack

Many patients with coronary heart disease have no chest pains or other symptoms indicative of ischemia (diminished blood flow and oxygen to the coronary arteries that supply the muscles of the heart). As such, this silent (asymptomatic) type of ischemia … Continue reading

July 08, 2017

Debunking diet myths

IN today’s health-oriented world, the four major players – diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol abuse – are in the spotlight. Diet weighs heavily on this equation and has also been a subject of a lot of pervasive myths and misinformation. … Continue reading

June 30, 2017

Metformin: The truth

One of the most popular and very useful medications today worldwide is Metformin (Glucophage). This drug, whose molecular formula, C4H11N5, was first synthesized in 1929 and clinically introduced in the late 1950s by Jean Sterne, a French physician, who named … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

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