This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Chip Lavie, MD.Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Director, Stress Testing Laboratory. FITNESS AND FATNESS: HOW EXCESS FAT CAN AFFECT YOUR HEART. The Obesity pandemic is well established with >70% of US adults being overweight (BMI >25) or obese (BMI >30) or severely obese (BMI >40). Obesity […]
TREATMENT FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY
This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD. Professor; Director, Diabetes Research Center TREATMENT FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY The prevalence of obesity, defined as excess body fat causing compromise to health, has increased over the last few decades. It is estimated that up to 49% of the world’s population and 70% of […]
Are Carbohydrates The Real Enemy?
For decades fat has been labeled as the enemy when it comes to obesity, diabetes and a whole range of health problems. In the medical world it has been blamed for the deposition of plaques in arteries and the cause of high cholesterol, and in the fitness world it is deemed the reason why people […]
Is Soda Really the Leading Cause of Obesity?
Making waves in the news recently is California’s proposed law to place a health warning on all sugary drinks in much the same way as is seen on cigarettes. Whilst on the surface this seems like a great idea, is the reasoning behind it all that valid? The lawmakers claim research shows that consumption […]
The 35-45 year old health check – (Part III) – The Physical Examination
By Murtaza Ahmed MD So hopefully before reading this you have already read Part I and Part II and understand why it is so important that you have a health check and what kind of things should have been focused on in the history. Only after a good thorough history has been taken should […]
The Obesity Epidemic – Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
By Murtaza Ahmed MD There is no doubt that the third, fourth and fifth decades of life are a crucial and important period of life when it comes to our health and well being. This is the transition stage from youth to our senior years and what we do during this time plays a huge […]
Diabetes And Heart Disease
Diabetes And Heart Disease By Julian Booker MD When I am in clinic, there are very few things that drive me crazier than trying to impress upon a patient the importance of managing their cardiovascular risk. Diabetes and heart disease is an extremely important topic. Once a patient has a heart attack or heart […]
Weight Loss Secrets – Why Do We Put On Weight?
By Murtaza Ahmed MD A lot of the information you read out there on random websites is based on nothing more than people’s opinions or experiences. Although this can sometimes carry some merit it should be taken very carefully as there is often no basis behind the claims. It is often very misleading as people […]