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Cancer gene promotes obesity

Cancer researchers working with mice discovered the most interesting phenomenon. When the researchers bred a group of mice who lack the PIKE cancer gene, the mice resisted developing obesity. Researchers fed a high-fat diet to both normal mice and PIKE-free mice. The...

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Vegetarian Protein

Higher protein diets result in better weight loss ... so what choices should a vegetarian make? Frequently I give specific directions to my patients, depending on whether they are vegetarian or strict-vegan. High protein choices for a vegetarian can include dairy,...

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Healthy Fats and Cholesterol

In our weight loss program in Charlotte, we recommend patients consume healthy fats. Nuts and seeds are an important source of healthy fats. We seek to not only help you lose weight, but also to be as healthy as possible while doing so. In this study, weight loss...

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Work stress and weight gain

Harvard weight loss researchers confirm our suspicions that work-related stress can cause weight gain. Weight loss researchers studied more than 1,300 individuals over a period of 10 years. Among overweight men, the biggest predictors of weight gain were stress from...

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Weight Loss reverses sleep apnea

Weight Loss reverses sleep apnea. This is not news to weight loss physicians. However, there is a very nice study published in the British Medical Journal where weight loss from a low energy diet resulted in the best improvements in sleep apnea for the patients who...

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). For my patients who have asked me about CLA, I give the same answer still. The jury is out and we still need more information before I would endorse its use, but here is another study which appeared to show beneficial effect. CLA Link

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Tailored Diets Necessary

In this latest study, researchers noted that patients with a certain genetic variation experienced more weight loss on a low-fat diet than a low-carb diet. The gene (TCF7L2 rs7903146) associates with diabetes through GLP-1 secretion, which is more closely tied to fat...

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