Can’t lose weight by dieting alone? Researchers have bad news for you

For those who starve themselves to cut calories but still don’t see results — you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Ottowa have identified a separate group of obese people who are especially resistant to losing weight through dietary changes alone, according to a report published on Wednesday in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine journal. The … Read more

Do You Consider Medications to Treat Obesity?

Robert F. Kushner, MD Do you consider using medications when treating patients for obesity? If you answered no, it’s time to make a change in your practice. Our current understanding of obesity as a chronic, progressive, and relapsing disease, just like type 2 diabetes, is useful in making the mindset shift toward a medical treatment … Read more

Preventing obesity starts in the grocery aisle with food packaging

In 2018, Statistics Canada reported that nearly one in three Canadians were obese. Similar figures have been reported in Australia, but more concerning is the US, where over forty percent of the population is obese. ​​Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Obesity is not the only diet-related illness to … Read more

Diabetes: Can high blood sugar and obesity lead to complications with fertility? | Health

Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that is characterized by the inability to bear a child through biological process and the emotional cost associated with infertility is best understood by individuals and couples who have faced the condition. Fertility rates have been continuously declining in the country and the growth of several non-communicable … Read more

Diabetes: Can high blood sugar and obesity lead to complications with fertility? | Health

Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that is characterized by the inability to bear a child through biological process and the emotional cost associated with infertility is best understood by individuals and couples who have faced the condition. Fertility rates have been continuously declining in the country and the growth of several non-communicable … Read more

Meeting the quadruple aim through whole-person care

Full customer care service icon. customer vector illustration The devastation of Covid-19—even beyond killing more than one million Americans—was its exposure of the shocking extent of underlying preconditions afflicting our population and our sad failure to treat them. Six of every 10 people in the US suffer from chronic diseases. Roughly 40 million Americans have … Read more

RxBenefits, Tria Health form partnership for proactive diabetes care

RxBenefits, a pharmacy benefits company, and Tria Health, a chronic condition and medication management company, have launched a new partnership to improve diabetes care and lower healthcare costs for the condition through a proactive approach. Through the partnership, the two companies have created the Optimize MyCare Diabetes Support Program, for which RxBenefits and Tria Health … Read more

Improving the Diet of Men, Reducing the Risk of Disease

Food deserts and food inequality problems were issues that existed before COVID-19 that have only been made worse by the ongoing pandemic. With obesity rates climbing, there is plenty of concern that the pandemic has resulted in poor dietary decisions and habits that could exacerbate this growing issue. And obesity is a well-known risk factor … Read more

How Diet Alone Can Achieve Remission in Diabetes

Cate Collings, MD Every year, roughly 1.4 million US adults are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But when doctors discuss treatment options with newly diagnosed patients, they often fail to include an intensive whole-food and predominately plant-based dietary intervention as a potential strategy to achieve remission without medications or procedures. That’s a shame because remission … Read more

Why obesity intervention needs to be a bigger part of chronic disease care

Obesity has had an overwhelming presence in the US over the past few decades, but the problem has been exacerbated by the pandemic. The latest CDC data shows that 42% of Americans were obese in March 2020. A survey From the American Psychological Association, conducted last year, found that nearly half of Americans said they … Read more