Skip Your Annual Checkup

An increasing number of longitudinal studies have shown that regular checkups have no effect on preventing disease. Men’s Journal, in the Health & Fitness section of its June 2015 magazine, looked at current evidence examining the value of the annual checkup.

They reached out to Dr. Mark Ebell, professor of epidemiology at the UGA College of Public Health and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, to comment on the value metabolic screens that test kidney and liver function.


“You’ll get a panel that tests for about 20 things,” says Ebell. “Just by chance alone, one of those values is going to be abnormal.”

Read the entire article at Men’s Journal.

Posted June 1, 2015.