Posts Tagged ‘Obesity

How obesity is like alcoholism

Posted by: admin on: August 25, 2011

Obesity is often progressive and fatal. Most people, let alone those struggling with obesity, experience progressive weight gain over time. Sometimes periods of rapid weight gain are followed by periods of weight stability or even weight loss, but in the long term, no one with obesity would carry their excess weight had they not progressively […]


In it, the liberal sociologist citied a recent nutritional study that found 8 out of 10 Americans who try to lose weight fail. So in Etzioni’s mind, “all the hoopla about dieting” only diverts resources “from the one group in which healthy eating, especially if combined with exercise, can make a significant difference – children, […]


By law, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every 5 years to keep our health moving forward. They are addressing a nation where most of us are undernourished when it comes to several key nutrients. Meanwhile, most of us are overweight or obese. The childhood obesity epidemic […]

Obesity should not require specialists to manage

Posted by: admin on: August 17, 2011

No matter what our current practice or specialty, at some point during medical school we will have had to study and demonstrate our knowledge and competency in dealing with common disorders like diabetes, hypertension, depression, chronic pain and countless other ailments. In addition, we will have spent hours poring over much rarer disorders, conditions that […]

Lap band surgery availability widened

Posted by: admin on: August 12, 2011

CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who conducted a year of obesity surgery research in her career, said on “The Early Show” she’s not surprised by the new guidelines. She explained, “(The guidelines) have to do with the criteria under which patients are eligible for obesity surgery. In the past, if patients needed to […]

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