Aaron E. Carroll

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I once received a lot of blowback for an Upshot article in which I showed (with evidence) that exercise is not the key to weight loss. Diet is. Man...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


While we have long known about the existence of microbes — the tiny bacteria, fungi and archaea that live all around, on and in us — our full...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


One of the biggest American public health victories of the last decade has been the record low reached in the teenage birthrate. Along with that ha...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


Americans seem very afraid of cancer, with good reason. Unlike other things that kill us, it often seems to come out of nowhere. But evidence has i...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


A few months ago, I wrote an article here on The Upshot discussing the potential health effects of alcohol. I pointed out that the scientific resea...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


Hospitals and many insurance carriers care about patient satisfaction. It especially matters to hospitals because insurance payments can be influen...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


This article originally ran in April. We are resurfacing it in light of new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseas...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


Three times in the last two weeks, people — a patient, a colleague and my wife — told me stories about how out of control the price of EpiPen...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of times on how nutrition recommendations are seldom supported by science. I’ve argued that what ma...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


Over the past year, I’ve tried to clear up a lot of the misconceptions on food and drink: about salt, artificial sweeteners, among others, even wat...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


You may have read or heard about the study debunking the rule. It said that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will...

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Aaron E. Carroll

New York Times


The election of Donald J. Trump gives the Republicans in Congress a chance to act on their desire to get rid of Obamacare, a wish that Mr. Trump ...

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