Research Articles

I have made a list of research articles and posts that I wrote over the past year.  I will post a new tip every Tuesday and Thursday until I run out of topics.  I am pretty sure you will find many of the topics helpful and many may motivate you to try harder.  If you have a topic you wish me to research, Contact Me.  

Research: 5 simple changes that could help you live longer

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Five lifestyle changes can add years to your life If you could make five small changes to your life that you knew would extend your lifespan, would you make those changes?  For most Americans, the answer is probably "no."  I wrote a recent article in which I…
Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: BMI, Healthy Habits, Research, Weight Loss

Weight loss tip: Pass on the pop

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Soda pop can increase weight gain.   I love soda or pop.  I can remember it being a treat when I would go to football games that my Dad would buy me my own…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Diet Soda, Soda, Weight Loss Tip

Research: Heart disease and diet drinks.

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There appears to be a link between diet soda and heart disease. Diet soda is one of the most common drinks that obese and diabetics turn to lower their calorie and sugar intake.  I have probably have consumed a tanker truck full of Diet Coke or…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, Research, Weight Loss

Editorial: Keto Diet – A physician’s point of view.

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Should I try a ketogenic diet?  I am a scientist by trade, and I try not to dismiss a question without reading up on the research behind it.,  Recently, many of my patients have been asking the same question about ketogenic diets.  In fact, the most recent…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Editorial, Ketogenic Diet, Low Carb, Low-carbohydrate, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Waist circumfernce and what it means for your health. 

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A trim and tone waist can mean lower body weight and improved health.   Our body waist circumference is an indicator of our overall health and risk fo disease.  Instructors teach all medical professionals that reducing your risk of diabetes and heart disease is as easy as shrinking your belly.…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Waist Circumference, Weight Loss

Research: Exercise has an impact on the health of obese patients with cardiovascular disease 

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Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease in obese patients.   I recently read an article and study that claimed that exercise might outweigh the impact of being overweight in those at risk or have heart disease[1].   I do not doubt that exercise reduces the risk…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Heart Disease, Research, Weight Loss

Myth: The grapefruit diet will jump-start your diet.

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Grapefruit diet fad, fiction, and myth or miracle food for weight loss. I am sure that almost every one of us has seen the magazines at the checkout line that claim that there is a new diet in which you can reduce your belly or waistline by eating a particular…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Grapefruit, Myth, Weight Loss

Research: Weight loss leads to higher quality of life.

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Weight loss results in both short and long-term increases in health-related quality of life. Obesity is a worldwide public health issue. Most Americans have a weight challenge, and many have given up because they feel that it is not worth the effort.  Many feel that weight…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Quality Of Life, Research, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Research: Pasta can eaten without causing weight gain.

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Pasta can be part of a healthy weight loss and maintenance diet.   Pasta is a staple of many American diets.  It has long been vilified as a cause of obesity because it has high carbohydrate content.  This being said, this statement is not backed by research. It…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Obesity, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Exercise may reduce a strong family risk for heart disease.

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Fitness and physical activity associated with a decreased risk of heart disease in those genetically predisposed.   People have long looked for a magic bullet to reduce their risk of heart disease.  Experts have pointed to reduced sugar and saturated fat as a mean to lower the risk.  The question…
Categories: Exercise, Research
Tags: Exercise, Heart Disease, Weight Loss
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