5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Posted by Aaron W.

Find out about the everyday, easy-to-find foods that can help you improve your cholesterol. These 5 foods will keep you and your doctor smiling when the blood work results come back!

5 Foods to Lower Cholesterol

Posted by Aaron W.

Find out about the everyday, easy-to-find foods that can help you improve your cholesterol. These 5 foods will keep you and your doctor smiling when the blood work results come back!

% of Adults, Adolescents, Children Overweight

Posted by Aaron W.

The trend of overweight individuals in the U.S. has risen significantly over the past 40 years, see the statistics gathered by the Census Bureau for yourself.


Posted by Aaron W.

I hope you find this blog helpful and easy to use, and I hope you can use it to improve upon you own health. Take on your own health!

4 Keys to Weight Loss

Posted by Aaron W.

The National Weight Loss Registry has comprised a list of 4 keys to weight loss, based off their study of over 5,000 participants who have lost weight (over 30 lbs) and kept it off (at least 1 year).

Weight Loss Drugs...what works?

Posted by Aaron W. On 12/24/2010

From Medscape

The few drugs that have actually reached the market in recent years promote weight loss either by boosting the body's basal metabolic rate, blocking the absorption of dietary fat, or suppressing appetite.  People who take these drugs typically lose weight for the first 6 months until they reach a plateau that can't be surpassed without increasing exercise or caloric restriction.  Long-term safety is also a big issue, plus the weight lost over those 6 months is commonly put back on.

diet pillPharmacotherapy is not indicated as a first-line therapy for obesity, and should not be initiated until all nonpharmacologic attempts at weight loss (diet, exercise) have failed.

Drugs Currently on Market
Drugs in the Pipeline and Future

Obesity is a chronic, relapsing, biologic condition that may well require long-term pharmacotherapy, in the same manner as hypertension and diabetes.  To date, however, the average amount of weight lost with most pharmacologic agents has been modest at best, and the typical patient will most likely remain overweight or obese even with ongoing treatment.
Weight-loss drugs are expensive; neither Medicare nor most insurance plans cover them. In addition, most are associated with adverse effects.


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