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The Obesity Epidemic: Part 3

You don't have to be overweight to develop health problems that are typically thought to occur in overweight people. Research from the Mayo Clinic has found that normal-weight people who have a high percentage of body fat are four times more likely to have insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.
Posted on April 20, 2011 Read More »

The Obesity Epidemic: Part 1

The obesity epidemic in the US continues to get worse. Most people aren't really aware of what is happening to the tsunami of obesity and the medical problems that go along with this.
Posted on April 6, 2011 Read More »

How Your Biological Clock Affects Your Health and Your Weight

Your circadian rhythm is the 24-hour clock that drives wakefulness and sleep. Disruptions to this biological clock have profound effects on our bodies and our hormones. New research has identified genes for the biological clock, known as clock genes, which may be the basis for metabolic diseases like obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance.
Posted on March 30, 2011 Read More »

A New Way to Think About Dieting

In a study of over 180,000 dieters, it was concluded that 83% of people who start a diet pick one that is virtually guaranteed to fail. Ninety-eight percent of people who lose weight on a diet gain it all back within five years. Some gain more than that.
Posted on February 23, 2011 Read More »

Don’t blame me: It’s all in my genes!

Genes, personal choices and a society that encourages high calorie foods and discourages exercise all play a role in body weight. But, genetic differences may explain why some people gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others stay lean without exercising much or paying much attention to what they eat.
Posted on February 9, 2011 Read More »

Sitting: A New Health Risk

According to the Centers for Disease Control, we are in an epidemic of sitting. Our parents and grandparents spent much less time sitting down we do now. We are not just sitting more…we are moving less.
Posted on December 8, 2010 Read More »

Hormonal Balance

Welcome to the official blog for Scott Isaacs, M.D. My philosophy is simple: permanent weight loss through hormonal balance.
Posted on April 2, 2008 Read More »