There is not one person who lives in the majority of countries in the developed world who won't be affected by this epidemic. With some projections pointing at half of US adults being obese bythe long-term impact of this epidemic may be greater than any other disease or public health concern.
July 22, Summary: In this important book, Dr. Fung takes aim at tired myths about weight control and shoots each of them dead, right before your eyes. He convincingly argues that obesity is a hormonal disorder that can only be conquered by eating in a way that brings hormones into balance.
I love this book. Jason Fung asked me to review his new book, The Obesity Code: Fung argues that obesity is not about calories or fat grams or exercise, but about hormones.
The main character in his book is insulin, a powerful hormone that regulates our metabolism. By identifying the true culprits in obesity, Dr. Fung provides readers with much-needed hope and strategies grounded in science rather than mythology.
His signature prescription for patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes is his intermittent fasting protocol. Fung in person, we are connected via a growing network of clinicians who study the health effects of low-carbohydrate diets.
We are also both members of Physicians for Ancestral Healtha group of doctors interested in the application of whole foods diets to common diseases. Fung is considered one of the leading specialists in intermittent fasting, a topic I knew little about prior to reading his book.
You will emerge armed with powerful information about your health that you can use to improve almost any diet and help you reach your health or weight loss goals. Fung has chosen to focus squarely on obesity, but the story he tells of how food can damage our delicately balanced hormonal networks has implications for all of us, no matter how much we weigh.
Therefore, even if your weight is normal, you can still have insulin resistance, putting you at risk for serious health problems down the road. If you fall into any of the below categories, this book is for you: Do you gain weight easily?
Do you have trouble losing weight, even on a low-carbohydrate diet? Do you want to prevent or reverse pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes? Are you curious about fasting as a weight loss strategy? Are you a health professional who needs to understand how to help people lose weight?
Do you want to know which foods are most damaging to your metabolism and overall health? Obesity is a Hormonal Problem For decades we were mis taught that low-fat, low-calorie diets, in combination with exercise, are the key to maintaining a healthy weight.
How many people do you know who have worked hard their whole lives to control their weight without any lasting success?Obesity is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount and/or distribution of body fat.
To measure obesity, researchers commonly use a scale known as the body mass index (BMI).
BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by their height (in meters) squared (commonly. However, most articles regarding populations in East Asia and the Pacific and a few regarding populations in Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America and the Caribbean used alternative criteria for overweight ( ≤ BMI.
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic levels in developed countries. Twenty five percent of children in the US are overweight and 11% are obese.
Overweight and obesity in childhood are known to have significant impact on both physical and psychological health. The mechanism of obesity development is not fully understood and it is .
Abstract. Objective: Partly inconsistent findings from previous reviews have fueled discussions on the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on obesity development.
The aim was to systematically review the recent evidence in children and adults. Methods: Data were retrieved from the databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane library for the period January to October Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents.
It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and ashio-midori.comood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Recently the American Medical Association declared that it will consider obesity a disease. At first glance, it’s a minor story, hardly worth mentioning, but in reality the AMA’s move is a.