Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III

Bio

Specialties:

  • Geriatric Medicine

Affiliation:

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Activity

  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    How can I identify and avoid bad fats?

    Not all fats are the same. There are essential fats, and there are fats that should be avoided. Saturated fat has been linked to an increase in low-density lipoprotein or LDL, which has been associated with what many people call "bad cholesterol." Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats result in more hig...Read More
  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    What foods are major sources of fats?

    Foods that are high in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats include poultry, fish, various vegetables, and many commonly ingested nuts. Deep sea fish are particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, which seem to be extremely beneficial in preventing heart disease. They might also be helpful...Read More
  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    Which foods boost energy?

    Carbohydrates are not the only food source our bodies use for energy. Other sources include fat, protein, and alcohol. A key to weight control is to understand that each of these food sources provides different amounts of energy when eaten in equivalent gram weights. For example, a gram of protein...Read More
  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    Should I exercise to live longer?

    Many people equate a good diet with good health, but exercise can claim as much, or more, benefit because it promotes longevity. At least as important is the fact that "functional survival" -- the ability to take care of yourself -- is longer in people who exercise regularly.

    Exercise has also...Read More
  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    What should I drink if I'm trying to lose weight?

    Fluids are a source of nutrition and calories. Some beverages are particularly good choices. For example, skim milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, and it is as good as whole milk but with far fewer calories. If you are lactose-intolerant, similar benefits can be obtained from drinking...Read More
  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    Why is water beneficial for weight loss?

    Vitamins, minerals, and water are needed to help break down fat. If you are trying to lose weight, drinking a full glass of water before each meal will:
    • Relieve the feeling of being hungry, because sometimes the mind doesn't make a clear distinction between thirst and hunger.
    • Provide a structural
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  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    What is the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin A?

    Vitamin A is fat-soluble and -- once present in the body -- it takes months to become depleted. The current Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin A is 5,000 I.U., and food supplements typically contain this amount or more. Read More
  • Dr. F. Michael Gloth, III - Finksberg, MD - Geriatric Medicine

    What is an assisted-living facility?

    An assisted-living facility is defined as housing that provides regulated nursing care with assistance available for housekeeping and meal preparation. Such environments are usually long-term, but may be used for shorter periods, e.g. after hospitalization when such assistance is needed for shorter,

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