Drs. Oz and Roizen : Questions

Television’s Dr. Oz and Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Roizen report on health, wellness and quality of life.

By Michael Roizen, M.D., And Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Fasting before a blood test; the benefits of an annual flu shot

Q: I hate not eating for hours and hours before a blood test. Is it really necessary? - Craig M., Schenectady, New York

A: It all depends on what you're being tested for. If your doc is testing for diabetes using a fasting blood glucose or oral glucose tolerance test, you'll fast...

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