Monthly Archives: November 2016

So how much of this weight problem is really genetic?

It's a more complicated question than it appears. We can say that in a way, genes account for more than half of the differences in body weight between individuals. That kind of conclusion comes from a number of sources, but include studies on twins; the kind who share the exact same genetics, identical twins, and…
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Approved treatments for weight loss: What about the rest of us?

That's the question a lot of people have asked when they looked at the landscape of weight loss treatments and approved therapies. For individuals struggling with obesity and a body mass index over 35, minimally invasive surgery has become more effective, safer, simpler, and even cheaper then many people thought possible 10 years ago. And…
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Sodas and Obesity

Most of us who find ourselves on the front lines of an epidemic of obesity have recognized the negative role that sugary beverages play in the problem of weight gain. It is certainly also true that food in general contribute to the problem when they are increasingly dents in calories, hiring overall portions, and increasingly…
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Meat Causes Cancer

You probably could not have helped but hear the news that the World Health Organization recently declared that meat is a cancer-causing agent. It's kind of a head scratcher, as I sit in my medical office with a pile of charts of people who are battling severe, actual diseases - including cancer - that have…
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