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

New Research Reveals Link Between Obesity and Brain Structure

When we hear the term Body Mass Index (BMI) it’s often in relation to conditions such as Diabetes or high blood pressure. It’s not very often we hear BMI having anything to do with the brain – that is about to change. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Yale University have found a new […]

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On August 12, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

The Truth About Childhood Obesity

Despite efforts, childhood obesity in the United States continues to increase at an alarming rate. In fact, researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute reported that we just saw the biggest increase in severe obesity over the last 30 years. Associate professor and lead author, Asheley Skinner, Ph.D. explains, “Despite some other recent reports, we found […]

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On May 31, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

Follow Up: The Obesity Gene

Despite years of extensive research, there is still much we do not understand about obesity. As a follow up to our blog post “Obesity Gene May Hold the Key to Eradicating Obesity,” we’ve been following the research of scientists in Germany that say they’ve discovered a genetic ‘switch’ that could essentially turn obesity on or […]

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On February 12, 2016, posted in: News, Recent research by

Mediterranean Diet May Have Additional Positive Side Effects

“Now, researchers say that eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with four tablespoons per day of extra-virgin olive oil reduces the risk of breast cancer.” By now, you’ve certainly heard of the Mediterranean diet – a pattern of eating that mostly emphasizes fish, nuts, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil. Over the last few years, the […]

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On September 22, 2015, posted in: Healthy Tips, News, Recent research by