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The new math on weight loss: Goodbye 3500 Calorie rule *

Posted: Jan 24 in Research, Resource by

For years doctors have been telling their patients to cut out 3500 calories and they will lose 1 pound of fat. By cutting 500 calories daily, one should lose a pound each week. The calculation came from simple thermodynamics: If one burns a pound of fat in a bomb calorimeter, it releases 3500 Kcals. [Read more]

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Don’t Underestimate Sleep in Weight Loss *

Posted: Jan 24 in Resource by

Very few people get the 7 hours of sleep required for optimal health. They likely do not understand how sleep deprivation is affecting their health. As health care providers, we have an opportunity to make a significant impact in our patients’ lives without prescribing medications. [Read more]

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NASH rapidly overtaking hepatitis C as cause of liver cancer *

Posted: Jan 24 in Opinion, Research, Resource by

As Obesity Medicine physicians, we see patients with NAFLD/NASH every day. I have seen many patients with elevations in LFTs that normalize within several months of treatment. Not to mention the resolution of hypertension and DM2 as risk factors for NAFLD/NASH. [Read more]

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To Fast or Not Too Fast *

Posted: Jan 24 in Resource by

What about intermittent fasting? It has been a hot topic in recent years and not an uncommon question in our clinics. Public information on the topic is abundant and purported results are nothing short of miraculous. However, in the medical literature, good data can be relatively scarce. It is argued that from an evolutionary perspective humans have probably survived long periods of time with little or no food. In the animal world, predators may go days or weeks before their next meal while maintaining the ability to chase down their prey. [Read more]

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