• 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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  • Gastric bypass surgery an option for obese teens

    August 2, 2012

    When Amanda Rodriguez was in high school, she was one of the few students who had a key to the school elevator. At 292 pounds, she couldn’t walk up the stairs. “It was really embarrassing and it took a toll on my mental state,” said Amanda. “I was just really unhappy with myself.” After both her parents ...

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  • Is Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?

    August 2, 2012

    Rotisserie chicken sounds pretty healthy, but did you know that it is only slightly lower in fat than fried chicken? You can save about 7 fat grams by removing the skin before eating. You can further cut fat and calories by choosing white meat, such as breast, over dark pieces like legs or thighs. Now, ...

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  • Faithful food diary key to weight loss, study says

    August 1, 2012

    Older women who want to lose weight – or keep off the weight they’ve lost – should faithfully keep a log of everything they eat, avoid restaurants at lunchtime and not skip meals, researchers say in a study out Friday – results that echo the message that awareness is one key to a healthful weight. The ...

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  • Healthy Living: Bariatric Surgery

    July 31, 2012

    Sticking to any workout routine takes commitment, but for Desiree Hobson, it took courage. To qualify for bariatric surgery, Desiree underwent behavioral and dietary counseling. “This is a life change, it’s a major surgery,” said Desiree. After gaining weight on two previous attempts, Desiree knew it was time to try something different. She decided to get in ...

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  • Type 2 Two for One: The Next Diabetes Breakthrough

    July 30, 2012

    Some amazing findings have come out regarding diabetes. The New England Journal of Medicine has just recently published a study finding that diabetics who have gastric bypass surgery experience an added effect. It is a change that happens almost in the blink of an eye. Patients go in to get gastric bypass to lose weight, but ...

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