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Fast Weight Loss Is Better Than Slow Weight Loss

A common misconception is that losing weight quickly is not healthy, not sustainable, and will just lead to future weight re-gain. To the contrary, numerous clinical studies demonstrate that following a lifestyle change program which promotes fast initial weight loss can result in better long-term success.
Posted on January 8, 2016 Read More »

Hunger Hormones

"In the past 20 years, we've learned a lot about hunger and satiety hormones," says Scott Isaacs, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist in Atlanta and author of Beat Overeating Now! "The first one was leptin, which was discovered in 1994." Since then, many other hormones that impact hunger, appetite, cravings, and weight have been discovered. "Leptin is a hormone that's produced by fat cells, and it works to suppress appetite in the brain," Isaacs explains. "We used to think a fat cell was an inert storage depot for excess fat, insulating the body. But now we know that fat is an endocrine organ, that is, a gland that produces hormones. Leptin is just one of the hormones produced by fat cells." The amount of leptin circulating in a person is proportional to the amount of body fat and indicates how much energy stores a person has.
Posted on July 22, 2015 Read More »

How to Help Your Diabetes Medications Work Better

Active seniors A healthy diet is well-balanced and includes lean proteins from both animal and vegetarian sources, fruits, vegetables, and nuts,” he says. “Carbohydrates are the component of the diet which have the most significant effect on your blood sugars. Limiting or avoiding added sugars and refined flours can help to keep blood sugars controlled without cutting out healthier carbohydrates such as legumes [beans] and whole grains.
Posted on March 17, 2015 Read More »

What To Do About Borderline Thyroid Levels

However, some studies have found that only 5 percent of people have a TSH above 2.5 (though others say it's more like 15 percent). That is to say, being above 2.5 is statistically abnormal. And abnormalities are, by and large, how medicine decides what a disease is.
Posted on February 9, 2015 Read More »

12 Things Your Diabetes Doctor Wants You to Know

Diabetes information is everywhere—blogs, online forums, small talk with friends and family, terrifying lawyer ads on TV. Keep in mind that everyone’s situation is different and some sources are more reliable than others, Dr. Isaacs says. Your diabetes care team can guide you toward the truth and help you make the best choices for your health.
Posted on October 21, 2014 Read More »

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

If you store your leftovers in plastic, keep old receipts lying around or think nothing of eating an unwashed grape or two, you could be exposing yourself to chemicals that impede weight loss. "These substances slow your metabolism and increase appetite or alter hormones such as estrogen in the body to cause weight gain," says Scott Isaacs, M.D., an endocrinologist and author of Beat Overeating Now!
Posted on August 7, 2014 Read More »

Could Low Testosterone be Causing Weight Gain and Sluggishness

Having low testosterone levels doesn't necessarily make you gain weight, said Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist, faculty member of Emory University School of Medicine, medical director for Atlanta Endocrine Associates, and author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism. However, when you gain weight, your testosterone levels will decrease. “Obesity is the number one cause of low testosterone,” Dr. Isaacs said. "Taking testosterone alone rarely results in weight loss. Most patients need to change their eating habits.”
Posted on August 28, 2013 Read More »

Diet Clinic Exposed by Undercover Reporter

I refuse to use them," says endocrinologist Scott Isaacs, an obesity specialist at Emory University in Atlanta. "In my opinion, there's no good clinical data that they actually work, and I have found that patients seem to regain weight as soon as they stop taking them."
Posted on June 21, 2013 Read More »

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with healthy foods, they learn how to eat.
Posted on November 19, 2012 Read More »

How to Spot (and Prevent) Thyroid Cancer

“We’re not yet sure why thyroid cancer affects more young women than men, but thyroid disorders themselves are more common among women,” says endocrinologist Scott Isaacs, MD, clinical instructor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. “Thyroid cancer just moved up the list of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, and now sits at fifth.”
Posted on November 15, 2012 Read More »
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