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obesity-is-a-complex-issue200A recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that “dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solution to the nation’s weight problems.”

Among other beliefs that people have about obesity and weight loss, this study claims that skipping breakfast will not lead to weight gain, and that school gym classes don’t make a big difference in kids’ weight. The study claims these are myths.

But, there is a “catch.” Independent researchers say that the authors of this study have deep financial ties to food, beverage and weight-loss product markers, and that “taints” their results. In fact, … Read the rest

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What does Tom Hanks have in common with Halle Berry, Drew Carey, Patti LaBell and Paula Deen? Tom is just the latest Hollywood star to disclose that he has Type 2 Diabetes. When he announced his disease on a recent David Letterman show, he said that he has had high blood sugar numbers since he was 36 (he’s now 57).

Diabetes is at epidemic levels in the U.S. and growing. A recent study found that nearly 26 million people in this country have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, a condition that places people at higher risk for … Read the rest

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A recent study published in PLoS One, a scientific journal, found that women aren’t doing as much housework as they used to and that is contributing to weight gain.

To be sure, there are a lot of factors that contribute to the current obesity epidemic, and housework (or lack of) may certainly be one of them. When you read the study in detail, you find that what the researchers are really saying is that people today, not just women, engage in fewer calorie-burning activities in general.

They found that in 1965, women spent about 26 hours a week cleaning, cooking … Read the rest

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A new report published in the New England Journal of Medicine says that “dogma and fallacies are detracting from real solution to the nation’s weight problems.”

Among other beliefs that people have about obesity and weight loss, this study claims that skipping breakfast will not lead to weight gain, and that school gym classes don’t make a big difference in kids’ weight. The study claims these are myths.

But, there is a “catch.” Independent researchers say that the authors of this study have deep financial ties to food, beverage and weight-loss product markers, and that “taints” their results. In fact, … Read the rest

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Each year the holidays provide a diametrically-opposed period of some of the best of times, and some of the worst — for your overall health.  The holidays are a time of friends, family and joy, as well unprecedented stress, irregular schedules and the temptation of unhealthy food and drink.

This year, LifeScape Premier concierge medical practice founder Dr. Susan Wilder offers some tips and suggestions for maintaining your good health and good cheer throughout the holiday season and getting off on the right foot for a healthy and happy new year.

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