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Archive for February, 2011

Safe, Gentle, and Effective Treatment for Weight Loss

Medical research has shown that those who are currently obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 will likely remain so without intervention. Obesity, the second leading cause of preventable death in the has been shown to have a correlation to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus Type II, and high blood […]

Obesity Linked to High-Fat Meals and Heart Disease

New research shows that eating fast food can affect the inflammatory responses in blood vessels. Triglycerides, fat molecules associated with “bad cholesterol”, are known to increase the inflammatory response of the endothelium cells lining the arteries. A project at UC Davis is trying to measure the triglyceride levels that can cause endothelial inflammation to help […]

Vitamin D May Protect Against Autoimmune Diseases

Most experts believe the RDA or Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin D of 200 IU (International Units) for those younger than 50 years old and 600 IU for 70+ years old per day are too low. A study published in Genome Research (8/10) supports the idea that vitamin D interacts with the genes involved with […]

Bariatric Surgeons Can Eliminate GERD

Bariatric surgery is utilized for weightloss in people suffering from Morbid Obesity, but now Bariatric Surgeons can also cure a common disease in obese patients…GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)! Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) is a long-term incision-less procedure performed with an innovative FDA-approved EsophyX surgical device that corrects the deficiency at the gastroesophageal junction (also referred […]

Lower Vitamin D Linked to Obesity

The latest issue of the Journal of Nutrition published a study done on 1,800 people in Norway. They measured vitamin D levels and found that the more obese the lower the levels of vitamin D. Obesity associated with lower vitamin D levels made sense since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and much of the […]