Yes, it's true! Drug companies are working to put exercise in a pill!! While there are many who are hoping this "exercise pill" will be a magic cure for weight loss, this isn't the case. There are too many potential issues and not enough evidence to support the concept of a pill replacing a session at the gym.
Exercise is the foundation of successful weight loss and maintenance. By itself, exercise is moderate as a weight loss tool but in conjunction with decreased calories and proper sleep, it is invaluable.
It’s an exciting time to be in weight loss! The FDA recently approved 2 new drugs for weight loss.
Dr. Craig Primack weighs in on the spike in obesity that could end up costing billions in added healthcare costs.
The medical treatment for being overweight and obesity is not just about treating diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Protein, carbohydrates and fat make up the macronutrients in our diet. Diets with less carbohydrate and more protein have a lot of benefits.
The new drug, Qsymia, (Vivus) has just been approved by the FDA for Weight Loss and Obesity Treatment. Qsymia is a combination of phentermine and extended release topiramate. The name that has been proposed for the last few years for this drug, Qnexa, has just been changed to Qsymia.
orcaserin is a unique drug; it’s the first weight loss drug to work by specifically targeting 5-HT2c central nervous system (brain) serotonin receptors.
One of the most common reasons that patients seek weight loss treatment at our center is knee pain. Most of this pain results from osteoarthritis causing degradation and breakdown of the knee joint. This knee damage results in knee pain, tenderness, stiffness and locking.
In a recent editorial in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) from the most recent issue, the author found that after reviewing 20 years of outcome studies of patients having bariatric surgery either rou-en-y gastric bypass (the current most common surgery), lap band placement or vertical banded gastroplasty (not commonly performed) that mortality is lessened.