Tag: Obesity

Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and around the world.   This means we are also seeing a lot of women of childbearing age entering pregnancy with obesity.  Not only does this pose increased health risks for pregnant women, but it also increases complications of pregnancy and birth defects in the fetuses. For women […]

What’s in your makeup?

A mother’s makeup products playing a role in a baby’s genetic makeup, who would’ve thought? Well, studies show that the beauty products a mother uses can increase the baby’s likelihood of obesity. Paraben, a chemical present in many cosmetic products, has shown to be the cause behind this unlikely phenomenon. Parabens are preservatives that allow […]

Abdominal Obesity–a New Marker for Health Risk

The Body Mass Index (BMI) testing is a widely used simple calculation that helps assess the amount of total body fat in a person; it’s the clinical standard to determine if a person is at higher risk for certain health risks associated with obesity. You can calculate your own here. What your BMI doesn’t tell […]

The Goal: to Eat Like a “Normal” Person, or is it?

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 2 (Read Post 1 here) What does it mean to eat “normally”? If you think looking around you and watching those who are enjoying their lives and eating anything is the definition of “normal” eating, you’re likely wrong.   According to the NIH, 34% of adults in America are […]

Making Weight Loss Last in the New Year

Every New Year, almost half of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight.  That’s right, someone out there keeps statistics on New Year’s resolutions! It’s not surprising given that a third of Americans are overweight and another third are obese.   As physicians, helping people achieve their best health often includes a discussion on […]

Working on weight loss? Turn off the lights!

    Sleeping With Lights On May Increase Risk For Obesity In Women, Study Suggests   Recent research shows that sleeping with the lights on not only adds to your electricity bill, but also adds extra pounds to your weight. According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine involving 43,722 female participants, exposure to […]

Weight Loss After Menopause Reduces Breast Cancer Risk

  We’ve long known that being overweight and obese increases a woman’s risk of many different types of cancer, including breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.  In case you were looking for another reason to lose those extra pounds, a recent article published in Cancer last week has shown that a 5% drop in weight in […]