Category Archives: Weight Loss

The Blood Type Diet Remains on the Fiction Bookshelf

The unproven blood type diet finally has some evidence – against it. Continue reading

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ACP Potpourri

A list of tidbits learned at the ACP conference Continue reading

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Are You Obese?

The USPSTF issues new recommendations about screening for obesity. Continue reading

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A New Weight Loss Drug is Closer to FDA Approval

Lorcaserin may give overweight patients another option. Continue reading

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Weight-Loss Surgery More Effective for Diabetes than Medication

Two new studies suggest surgery should be considered sooner in overweight diabetics. Continue reading

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Why Losing Weight Is So Hard

Musings on weight, volition, and control systems. Continue reading

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Sitting Won’t Kill You, Except on Train Tracks

A new study suggests that even if you exercise regularly, sitting still is dangerous. Should we believe it? Continue reading

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Eat Right for Your Belt Size, Not Your Blood Type

Every couple of months I get asked this same question. “Doc, what’s my blood type?” I load my “why you don’t need to know your blood type” speech from my cerebrum and press replay… Continue reading

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Evidence Mounts in favor of Weight Loss Surgery

For extremely overweight patients the scientific evidence supports surgery rather than diet and exercise or weight-loss medications. Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation Sabotages Dieting

The correlation between obesity and inadequate sleep has been known for some time.  But does one cause the other or are they coincidental?  It’s also known that inadequate sleep increases hunger, an effect I can attest to from my memories … Continue reading

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