Research Update: Eating Late Can Have Negative Health Consequences

Last February, we posted an article that highlighted research on the correlation between eating late and your blood sugar. The study concluded that ultimately, when food is consumed late at night, when our glucose tolerance is lowest, the body is more likely to store those calories as fat rather than burn it as energy. Repeatedly […]

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On June 15, 2017, posted in: Healthy Tips, Recent research by

Recent Research: Metabolic Fitness Programs as Therapeutic Option

During a recent research study, patients with fatty liver disease reduced their Body Mass Index (BMI) following a regimented health education, nutrition and exercise program. This holistic approach to weight loss is very similar to the comprehensive program at Medical Metabolic Specialists.

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On April 9, 2017, posted in: News, Recent research by

Danger of Weight Bias Internalization

A recent study conducted at The University of Pennsylvania points to potential dangers of weight bias internalization. While the results are mixed, there is new evidence to support the association between weight bias internalization and risk for metabolic syndrome. Weight bias includes (WBI) pervasive negative stereotypes and prejudice regarding an individual’s overweight, such as attributions […]

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On February 26, 2017, posted in: News, Recent research by

New Research: Long-Term Benefits of Weight Loss

The Joslin Diabetes Center released information from a recent study showing that weight loss and the cardiovascular benefits associated continue for at least five years into the future. This intense life-style intervention program, specifically designed for obese patients with diabetes, is referred to as the Why WAIT (Weight Achievement and Intensive Management) program. The study […]

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On January 22, 2017, posted in: News, Recent research by

New Study Shows Aspartame May Prevent Weight Loss

What exactly is aspartame? Aspartame is probably the most common artificial sweetener in use today. You know it under its brand names such as NutraSweet and Equal. Companies use this substitute in foods and beverages because it is about 200x sweeter than regular sugar, so much less is needed to give the same level of […]

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On December 24, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

New Clues to Cardiometabolic Risk

At a recent meeting at the Cardiometabolic Health Congress, Dr. Subodh Verma, MD, PhD, FRCSC of the University of Toronto explained that “intra-abdominal visceral fat plays a causal role in the development of almost all components of metabolic syndrome, irrespective of a person’s BMI.” This post will unpack what that statement means, and more importantly, […]

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On October 24, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

Breakthrough Obesity and Diabetes Research

Over the years, researchers have proven time after time that beige fat possesses both the qualities of white and brown fat. This “hybrid fat” can not only hoard energy, like white fat, but also burn energy, similar to brown fat. In 2015, researchers discovered another interesting feature of beige fat: it has the ability to […]

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On September 27, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by