There’s no question that epidemic numbers of Americans are struggling with obesity and health issues like high cholesterol, high triglycerides, and diabetes. What is questionable is how to attack the problem. New science sheds new light.
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A mere 40 years ago, a healthy dinner was thought to be a big steak, a baked potato slathered with sour cream, and mac and cheese. Doctors pooh-poohed any link between diet, cholesterol, and the heart. Then, a book came out. And a revolution was born.
We began June 19 with the AMA’s declaration that obesity is a disease. We ended the day with the shocking and tragic news of the heart attack and death of Sopranos star James Gandolfini. He was only 51 years old. What a painful way of reminding us that, yes, obesity is a disease.
It drives you nuts. You were doing so well shedding weight, but all of a sudden, the scale seems stuck. In this webinar, learn the science-based skills our faculty teaches at the Pritikin Longevity Center for getting past a weight-loss plateau. Your instructors are Fitness Director Scott Danberg, MS, and Nutrition Director Kimberly Gomer, MS, RD. The benefits – a leaner body, a healthier body – can’t be beat!
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that overweight people live longer. It certainly got a lot of press. And that’s too bad, because it appears both the media and the authors of the study have not figured out that correlation does not equal causation.
We’re humming along with our healthy food habits, and then, BOOM, the binge hits. We’re eating – no, inhaling – everything in sight. What happened? Can we break free of this sabotaging behavior and live better, healthier? Yes, says new research.
Scientists used to think that fat was simply fat – a dormant roll of flab. But now they’re discovering that fat cells are actually very active factories. They can pump out loads of dangerous chemicals, like inflammatory cytokines. Can we slow these factories down?
Recently the Food and Drug Administration approved a weight-loss pill called Belviq, the first prescription diet drug approved by the FDA in 13 years. But Belviq is no miracle pill. Here are four key facts.
A low-calorie-dense diet, like the Pritikin Eating Plan, is an effective strategy for weight management, according to new research from Yale University. Kimberly Gomer, Director of Nutrition at Pritikin, describes the study’s findings, and how we can eat more, yet weigh less.
We know fruits and vegetables are good for us. But we’re surrounded by calorie-dense junk. And we sit, a lot. That’s our current culture. What to do? In a compelling new report, the Institute of Medicine spells out science-based solutions.