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STOP Blaming The Victim For Obesity

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Did you know?

  • 35 percent of all Americans have metabolic syndrome or prediabetes.
  • Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
  • More obesity facts from the Center for Disease Control(CDC).

Obesity News

  • Did you know insulin resistance affects up to 71 percent of the entire population in the United States? As insulin resistance leads to compensatory increase in a very anabolic hormone called insulin, it causes weight gain, especially in the belly and upper part of the body. Moreover, this also leads to the paradoxical metabolic starvation seen in the obese leading to overeating and weight gain especially in the belly and upper part of the body!

State and county obesity rate in the United States

Failed Food Pyramid


Did the now withdrawn and failed USDA's food pyramid contribute to the rise in obesity? As the food pyramid advocated carbohydrates (read corn) over fats, failed to differentiate simple from complex carbohydrates, many experts strongly believe that the failed food pyramid actually contributed to the rise in insulin resistance, weight gain, and worsening of the obesity epidemic! Realizing this huge blunder, they now withdrew it after spreading the wrong information for so long as science! Even the new food patterns is flawed as they fail to understand what really causes the weight gain.

Are cereal grains humanities double edged sword?

In fact, a grain based, starchy, high glycemic diet may contribute to many other problems including nutritional deficiencies, auto-immune problems as cereal grains and can contribute to insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome. Read these articles on weight loss, role of exercise for weight loss, which only works in combination with a calorie restricted diet for weight loss, weight loss medications, very low calorie diet (VLCD), low calorie diet, behavior therapy, and other clinically proven measures to lose weight. Understand your food, nutrition, metabolism and check the nutritional value of food, including fast food and home cooked meals with few or no empty calories! After all, we become what we eat!

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Exercise alone is useless for weight loss

It may be shocking to some, but the research is now very well established that exercise alone is useless for weight loss as reported on Time Magazine, New York Times, admitted even by Bally's fitness.

Stop blaming the victim for obesity

Instead of blaming the victim for obesity, or yourself, understand what drives the weight gain, and how to reverse it!

20,000 books

With over 20,000 books written on this topic with so much misleading information, it is important to understand the 5 proven measures to lose weight.
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What people search?

Losing weight, weight loss, diet, supplement, Very Low Calorie Diet, and weight loss pills are just some of the top 100 weight loss searches that people use to search online.

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Health benefits of losing weight

Research has shown that losing as little as 5 to 10% of your body weight can have big payoffs for your health with one study showing as much as 40% reduction in all cause mortality and morbidity with 5 pounds of weight loss in women and 48% reduction for the same weight loss in men even if you maintain the weight loss.

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NB: The USMLE wiki has a lot of free questions, info and cases making those pages some of the most popular on this wiki. See Popularpages

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Usmle Step 3 CCS

CCS is part of the USMLE Step 3 exam. While it is half a day in a 2 day exam, it causes most of the anxiety associated with Step 3 exam for most test takers. A good understanding of the cases and the software used is essential to aid in the proper understanding of the exam.

Step3CCS | Usmle Step 3 CCS cases part 2 - One of the most popular pages with over 70 solved cases!

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Today's featured disease - Metabolic syndrome caused by a process called insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome affects 35 percent of all adults in the United States according to the CDC, and contributes increased risk of type 2 diabetes, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and causes significant morbidity and mortality. Health Topics

Aesthetics encyclopedia


Aesthetic medicine is the field of medicine that is focused on non-invasively improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity. wrinkles, moles, liver spots, mesotherapy or removal of excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discoloration, and spider veins. Traditionally, aesthetic medicine draws from specialties such as dermatology, reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery. Aesthetic medicine includes minimally invasive procedures such as surgical procedures (liposuction, facelifts, breast implants, Radio frequency ablation) and non-surgical procedures (radio frequency skin tightening, non surgical liposuction, chemical peel, high-intensity focused electromagnetic field, radio frequency fat removal), and practitioners may utilize a combination of both.

W8MD's aesthetic medicine programs

W8MD's medical aesthetic program offers a wide variety of advanced laser skin treatments including oxygen super facials, photofacials, microneedling, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, non-ablative laser skin resurfacing,botox, fillers and aesthetic treatments. The variety of technology and technique, combined with knowledgeable staff, allows doctors to customize treatment plans to each patient. One-size-fits-all procedures are not performed at W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Aesthetic Centers. Learn more…

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