obesity Tag

11 Jan

The Series

[caption id="attachment_5344" align="alignleft" width="233"] Eating Well, Living Better by Dr. Mike available at bookstores everywhere (demand it if you don't see it) and Amazon.com[/caption] In case you missed the recent series of articles on obesity in The Tampa Tribune, or if you'd like to enjoy the...

14 Aug

The Paradox Grows

The paradox grows-and that isn’t just myself and a colleague gaining weight (pair a docs…get it…never mind). During several of my last lectures/book signings I have discussed the concept of the obesity paradox. For those unable to attend, the obesity paradox refers to a number...

30 Jul

That Same Old Dream….

As we reported on here first,  way back in April, a disruption of sleep appears to increase the risk for the development of diabetes and obesity (Orfeu M et al, Science Translational Medicine). We have discussed here many times that obesity (and its risk for diabetes, heart disease, etc.)...

06 Jul

The Obesity Paradox-Redux

Much like the French Paradox of the late 1990's, the current obesity paradox remains an enduring mystery; a Bermuda Triangle of medicine. For several years now, many a well done study has demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular and other morbidity and mortality...

14 May

Does Santa Need a Defibrillator?

  For a long time here at this  blog you have heard the data and problems with BMI measurements, the most commonly used measure to publicly communicate the definition of obesity. Other, equally easy but less commonly used measures such as waist circumference and the waist-to-hip...