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The numbers, so commonly cited, remain staggering. Obesity affects more than one in three American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is also often associated with 236 comorbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and 13 different cancers. Yet physicians and other health professionals are too often hesitant to have open discussions about obesity with patients. [Read more]

“This article, co-authored by a patient living with obesity and his obesity medicine specialist, reviews how the patient has successfully lost 200 lb and maintained that loss for over a decade. This was achieved primarily with a behavioral intervention including support visits, a structured food plan, and changes in his physical activity. He did not undergo bariatric surgery. For the majority of this time, he was not treated with anti-obesity medication. This article will review how the patient lost the weight and kept it off, particularly in relationship to the importance of decreasing sedentary time.” [Read more]




Posted In: Health And Wellness By Dr. Lazarus

Our bodies are constantly exposed to the environment. These days, we consume more sugar, trans-fats, and highly processed foods than ever before, not to mention foods that have been genetically modified and/or treated with antibiotics. Symbiotic bacteria living in our digestive system are responsible for helping us digest our foods, absorb nutrients and aids in […]

One of the most common question patients ask me is “Have you ever had a weight problem?” I usually answer that my weight negatively affects my health – I have prediabetes and high cholesterol, so chronic weight management is important to keep me healthy. In spite of this, like everybody, my weight fluctuates. In fact by June of this past year, I had gained 10 pounds. The stresses of work, kids and travel had added up! [Read more]