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: Fathers who exercise may reduce diabetes and obesity in offspring

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Paternal exercise appears to improve glucose metabolism in offspring.   Dads, this is one more reason to shed that dad bod before you start procreating.  Exercise has many positive effects outside of physical fitness and improved stamina.  Exercise lowers stress and improves your cognitive ability.  Exercise is synergistic with…
Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Metabolic, Research

Research: Intermittent Fasting Works

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Intermittent fasting induces weight loss preferentially in obesity-prone rats Obesity is a leading health problem in the United States and obesity-related deaths due to disease such as diabetes type 2 and heart disease are on the rise.  Despite the abundance of weight-loss programs and treatments available, the health, fitness, and medical community are unable to…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Weight loss can lead to fewer falls as we age.

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Weight loss may help reduce falls and increase balance as we age.   When I was in medical school, evidence-based medicine was not the center of the training of new students and doctors.  Today, evidence-based medicine is the center of how medical provider practice medicine.  When I…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Balance, Exercise, Falls, Weight Loss

Research: Exercise helps with weight loss.

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Exercise assists diet in losing weight.   The Unietd States and the rest of world continue to stuggle with a significant public health problem that is nearly entirely associated with obesity and inactivity.  This epidemic has far-ranging consequences that coudl cripple the world economy by reducing the available workforce.  It…
Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss

Research: Incentives promote wellness program loss engagement

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Incentives can help with attendance but might not help with weight loss. One of the largest problems with community or work-related weight loss programs is engagement.  The old adage is true, you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make…
Categories: Exercise, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Weight Loss, Wellness

Research: Vegan diet may assist with weight loss and insulin sensitivity.

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New research points to a vegan diet as a solution for elevated weight and obesity. The biggest nutritional argument of the past twenty years has been between the low-carbohydrate and low-fat crowds.  There is plenty of research to back up both sides claims that…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: High Carbohydrate, Research, Vegan Diet, Weight Loss

Research: Social media may improve weight loss results

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Social media may increase weight loss.   The impacts of obesity on health and wellness are well documented.  We regularly work to promote weight loss programs in community settings but they have limited impact on actual weight loss. There is a well-established gap between…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Research, Social Media, Weight Loss

Research: Self-hypnosis may help decrease your appetite.

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Self-hypnosis is shown to assist with decreasing appetite.   Nearly every dieter is looking for assistance in losing weight.  One possible means to help is to reduce your appetite.  Many supplements and prescription drugs claim to magically reduce your weight through an increased metabolism…
Categories: Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Hypnosis, Research, Satiety, Weight Loss

Editorial: Damn Emotional Eating

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Emotional eating can be the end of your diet success.   We all have stress in our lives.  I often feel intense food cravings when my stress is high.  I reach for those comfort foods to soothe the stress and make me feel better.  The problem is that the comfort foods…
Categories: Exercise, Nutrition, Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Editorial, Emotional Eating, Mindful Eating

Research: Acupuncture may help with weight loss

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Acupuncture treatment may reduce body weight by reducing insulin resistance.   Obesity is a huge problem in the United States and around the world.  Research has proven that insulin resistance increases the need for higher levels of insulin to clear blood sugar from your blood supply after meals.…
Categories: Research, Weight Loss
Tags: Insulin Resistance, Leptin, Obesity, Prediabetes, Research, Weight Loss
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