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Young People and Cancer Risk

25 Apr
Cancer Cell

We typically think of cancer as an illness affecting older adults, however, the research is showing that many cancers commonly found in older people have increased in prevalence in young adults.  Of the 20 most common cancers in the United States, nine are now reported in young adults. One important reason: Obesity is shifting cancer […]

A Warning About Sugar & Heart Disease

16 Sep

Did you know that the average American gets at least 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars—and 1 in 10 people get as much as 25 percent or more of their calories from added sugar? Added sugars have no benefit to our health and can contribute to weight gain. Even more concerning, eating […]

Obesity Paradox was Wrong

19 May

Have you heard the term “obesity paradox”? In several studies researchers had observed what they thought was an “obesity paradox,” a phenomenon in which moderately obese people seemed to have a reduced risk of early death compared to those who were of normal weight.  Researchers reported that people with obesity who had chronic diseases were […]

Ny Times Article about Weight Loss Surgery

11 Mar
stack of newspapers

A new review of several large weight loss surgery studies in the New York Times highlights just how effective these operations are at helping people achieve lasting weight loss, improving weight-related health conditions, and even reducing risk of death. The studies provided follow-up of five to 25 years, finding major long-lasting benefits to weight loss […]

Will Half of Americans be Obese by 2030?

23 Nov

Half of the adults in America will be obese by 2030, according to the findings of a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The “F as in Fat” report highlights the current gloomy picture of the nation’s obesity epidemic, in which 35 percent of adults and 17 percent […]

Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk

15 Nov

Weight loss surgery reduces heart risks in obese individuals more dramatically than medications, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Obesity, especially abdominal obesity, increases the risk of several health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The good news is that it’s […]

Childhood Obesity and Fast Food Calories

12 Oct

Obesity is much more than a ‘cosmetic’ concern; it increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.  More than 17 percent of children in the United States are now obese, according to the CDC, which is triple the rate from just one generation ago. The health […]

Free Market and Obesity

11 Sep

According to the results of a recent study, obesity may be a side effect of free market policies. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan, who evaluated 26 wealthy nations, examining the number of fast food restaurants per capita and comparing it with obesity rates.  For the study, fast food was […]

Dr Misra Interviewed on NPR

02 Apr

NPR spoke to Dr Misra about the recent, troubling news that a group of clinics in southern California are under investigation by authorities for potential billing fraud, unsafe clinical practices, and inappropriate marketing of the Lap Band. In the article Dr Misara “says she’s glad regulators are looking into the practices, but she says many […]