• 6 Weight-loss Strategies That Add On Pounds

    August 12, 2012

    There are plenty of effective weight-loss strategies that we know work, but some quick-fixes can actually cause you to gain weight. 1. Skipping breakfast or other meals. Limiting your calorie intake will help you lose weight, but in no way does that mean forgoing entire meals, especially breakfast. To keep your blood sugars level and metabolism ...

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  • Strategies For Easy Weight Loss

    August 11, 2012

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.6 billion adults worldwide are either overweight or obese. They project that in just three years, this number will increase to approximately 2.3 billion adults. The WHO further reports that, “44 percent of diabetes, 23 percent of ischemic heart disease and 7 to 41 percent of certain ...

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  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Reverses Patient’s Lifetime Infertility

    August 10, 2012

      SAN ANTONIO, TX ­— Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that a Gastric Bypass procedure performed on Diana Lopez of Alice, TX has, in the patient’s own words, “truly saved her life”.  Previously 355 lbs. and unable to have a family, Diana is now a happy, healthy 180 ...

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  • Weight Loss Techniques That Work

    August 9, 2012

    Keep a food journal. Don’t skip meals, but do skip your afternoon lunch dates. Those recommendations come from research published Friday in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center evaluated the impact of self-monitoring and diet-related behavior and patterns among overweight and obese post-menopausal women. Among ...

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  • Good Eating Habits Learned Early Prevent Later Obesity

    August 8, 2012

    Q. I keep hearing about childhood obesity. What can I do now to make sure my 5- and 7-year-olds learn healthy eating habits? A. You’ve definitely got the timing right: Now is the time to start. Not only can you establish healthy eating habits, you can also influence the chemistry of your kids’ bodies so that ...

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  • Can Eating Breakfast Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

    August 7, 2012

    I make it a habit to regularly ask about my patients’ dietary habits, and it sometimes surprises me how few of us regularly eat breakfast. We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and recently medical researchers have uncovered a long term health benefit behind the adage. Eating breakfast can ...

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  • Bariatric Surgery: New Hope for Those Struggling with Obesity, Say Dr. Feiz & Associates

    August 6, 2012

    In the past, weight loss surgery has been demeaned as some sort of “easy way out” for people who aren’t willing to put in the hard work of dieting and exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth. At Dr. Feiz & Associates, a prestigious weight loss surgery center in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Michael ...

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  • Modest Weight Loss Can Reap Prolonged Health Benefits

    August 6, 2012

    Even modest weight loss can give overweight and obese people a decade’s worth of important health benefits, according to a new study. The study included 3,000 overweight people with impaired glucose tolerance — a pre-diabetic condition — who were shown how to change their behavior rather than being prescribed drugs. The behavioral strategies used by the participants ...

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  • The Doctor Is In: Weight-loss Surgery Sheds Pounds, Improves Health

    August 5, 2012

    Many of us have been on some type of diet in our lives. Some of us have spent our entire lives trying the latest fad diet, each time ending up right back where we started. And 90 percent of diets fail in the long run. More than 72 million Americans are obese or severely overweight. Each ...

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  • Weight Loss Helps Increase Testosterone Levels In Male Study Group

    August 4, 2012

    Middle-aged overweight men worried about low testosterone levels have an alternative to hormone therapy: weight loss. A new study involving about 900 men with prediabetes showed that weight loss through lifestyle changes reduced the prevalence of low testosterone levels significantly. “Losing weight not only reduces the risk of prediabetic men progressing to diabetes but also appears to ...

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