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Increasing Physical Activity May Decrease Genetic Susceptibility
for Weight Gain
In the US, with more than 60% of adults and over a third of all  children considered overweight or obese, the struggle to lose weight is a difficult battle. This is made more evident by statistics indicating that as many as 80% of people who lose weight regain some, or all, of the weight back within one year. One of the biggest complaints about weight loss that physicians hear from their patients is, "I guess it's my genes-I'm just meant to be fat!" However, a growing body of evidence in scientific literature has shown that inherited genetic risk for obesity can be reduced by increased exercise ...

Potential Mechanisms behind CoQ10's Anti-Inflammatory Properties

The presence of excess inflammation is the main driver behind metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic syndrome (MS), type 2 diabetes (T2D), cardiovascular disease (CVD) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). C-reactive protein (CRP), an inflammatory marker produced by the liver and adipocytokines (bioactive molecules produced in fat tissue) such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF- α) are molecules which are key in this inflammatory process...

Clinical Review
Breast Feeding and Seeding the Infant Gut Microbiome
Within the first few hours of birth, bacteria are introduced to the infant gut through multiple  vectors including maternal skin and vaginal exposure, breast milk, and the external environment. These initial exposures leave a life-long bacterial footprint that can be detected into adulthood. The importance of early gut imprinting on long term health is substantial and has been well documented ...
Novel Medical Food for Glucose Control Shows Significant HbA1c and Weight Loss Results - ADA poster
A Randomized Clinical Study

The clinical results of a randomized controlled research study that showed a novel medical food for glucose control in combination with a dietary plan led to significant reductions in A1C levels and body weight in overweight and obese patients with T2D compared to an individualized dietary plan alone. The study, conducted by the Joslin Diabetes Center, was presented yesterday at the 2016 American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana...

IHS 2017 Pre-Conference: Erika Schwartz, MD 
Women's Health: Turning Down the Heat on Menopausal Transition

Erika Schwartz, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the Age Management Institute discusses the state of science and uses o f hormone therapy for health concerns of women and improving their quality of life. Dr. Schwartz also discusses the importance of preventative and individualized therapies for women. Presented at the annual Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City - February 22, 2017

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