Author Archives: John de Guzman, MD

18

May

Overweight and obesity are strong risk factors for type 2 diabetes (T2D). Excess body weight is strongly associated with insulin resistance and hyperglycemia. Weight loss plays a central role in efforts to prevent or delay T2D. In persons with overweight or obesity improved glycemia is readily noticeable with weight loss. However the health benefits of […]

Noncommunicable diseases are public health issues that lead to early death and disability. Psychiatric, musculoskeletal, nervous system, cardiovascular disorders, cancer and injuries all contribute to this burden. Many countries grant disability pensions to working-aged persons who are likely to never work full time again because of chronic disease or injury. Therefore the identification of early […]

10

May

Early-life Weight Gain and the NFL

Posted In: Research By John de Guzman, MD

Any long term (American-style) football fan has noticed the markedly increasing size of players at all levels of competition from high school to the National Football League (NFL). The sport may select for inherently large individuals but early-life weight gain is still common and the health implications remain incompletely understood. A recently published clinical research […]

09

May

Can You Make Up for Lost Sleep on Weekends?

Posted In: Research By John de Guzman, MD

How often do you increase your sleep duration on the weekend in order to “catch up” on sleep lost during your workweek? Are you also trying to lose weight? A recent study reveals your weekend recovery sleep is not helping. Insufficient sleep is recognized as a risk factor for obesity and diabetes. Specifically, insufficient sleep […]