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Latest Eric R. Braverman Stories

2013-03-20 08:26:57

New Test To Detect and Measure Progression of Dementia NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain health checkups may delay the development of dementia, according to a study published today in the journal, PLoS ONE. Neuroresearchers have found a new cost-effective option for primary care offices that validates low PET brain metabolism - an early marker of dementia. A majority of individuals have an average brain speed of 300 milliseconds (msec) + their age (i.e., a 40-year-old...

Image 1 - Study Finds Current BMI Scale Too Lenient When Diagnosing Obesity
2012-04-03 13:14:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE this week that obesity in America is significantly worse than previously thought. According to a study by Eric R. Braverman, M.D. and Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., the BMI formula is an outdated mathematical equation that needs to evolve to help correctly evaluate body fat. The study suggests that adjusting the BMI will have broad population health implications, leading some who were not necessarily considered to...

2009-04-09 07:45:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Drs. Timothy Salthouse and Eric R. Braverman, the effects of the brain's cognitive abilities become less effective as early as our mid-twenties. A recent study by Dr. Timothy Salthouse, a University of Virginia professor of psychology and the study's lead investigator, shows that people lose their full capacity to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information, and detect relationships. Dr. Eric R. Braverman, author of the New York...