John Farquhar, MD, is a pioneer in the field of preventive medicine, having founded the Stanford Prevention Research Center and done extensive research on cardovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and exercise. So if given a magic wand, what health habits would he change in the U.S.? A move towards vegetarianism and increased physical activity, he tells BeWell @ Stanford in a new Q&A. "If everyone walked 30 minutes a day, it would eliminate a lot of health issues," he says.
Previously: More evidence that boosting Americans’ physical activity alone won’t solve the obesity epidemic, Ask Stanford Med: Answers to your questions about heart health and cardiovascular research and Stanford nutrition experts discuss top cancer-preventing foods