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Breakfast Skipping and Late-Night Eating Linked To Greater Cardiometabolic Risks

According to a newly published American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Statement, meal patterns such as breakfast
skipping and late-night eating increase cardiometabolic risks.  Because there have been considerable changes in the eating behavior in American adults in the past 4 decades, the AHA Writing Group conducted an extensive review of epidemiological and clinical evidence linking various eating patterns with cardiometabolic health markers in adult ... 

Are You Always Hungry? This May Be Why

In our society, food is abundant. The food industry spends nearly $10 billion every year advertising junk food and fast foods. Over the years we have created a "toxic food environment" of unusually large portion sizes of foods that are processed and high in sugar, sodium, and fat. In the last 35-40 years, obesity rates in the United States have more than doubled.  The average American is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960...   

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Upcoming Educational Events

iCamp 6th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference
April 21, 22 & 23 | Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay   
Register by Phone for Discounted Rate to Attend

Healing the Whole Person: 
The Power of Integrative Medicine

Topics include: Detox, Integrative Pain Management and much more. Hear from key thought leaders in the field of integrative and functional medicine including Robert Bonakdar, MD, 
David Blyweiss, MD, Bridget Briggs, MD and more!

Attend the wine and cheese receptions held Thursday and Friday for a more in depth discussion on Detox Solutions for Improved Patient Outcomes with presentations from Deanna Minich, PhD and Rebecca Hunton, MD

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to receive a $100 discount 
when you register over the phone!  
Call: 305-243-4751

Calcium & Bariatric Surgery

Nutrient deficiencies are not uncommon after bariatric surgery. For example, in duodenal switch or biliopancreatic diversion surgeries, decreased calorie absorption occurs as a result of intended fat malabsorption

Weight loss following bariatric surgery is often maintained long-term for the individual. In one systematic review researchers found that 47% of excess weight was lost and maintained after 15 years of follow up for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. While bariatric surgery is undeniably a useful tool for weight loss, and for improving obesity related morbidity and mortality, nutrient deficiencies, including fat-soluble vitamins and calcium, are also common side effects 

Potential Role for Zinc in Reducing Oxidative Stress 
of Diabetes

Zinc is utilized in many biochemical systems, particularly cellular metabolism and oxidative stress pathways. This mineral plays a key role in eliminating oxidative stress as a cofactor for superoxide dismutase and supports a lowering of hyperglycemia by promoting phosphorylation of insulin receptors thus increasing glucose transport

Complimentary Continuing Educational Module from American College of Preventive Medicine CE Registration (ACPM) 

Choosing Wisely in Preventive Medicine  
Speaker:  Kevin Sherin, MD, MPH, MBA

This session will feature presentations discussing the ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely campaign, which strives to identify over utilized or costly clinical services within each medical specialty. Presenters will discuss the Choosing Wisely campaign, the process for developing ACPM's recommendations to the campaign, and the final recommendations published by the ABIM Foundation

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