Category: Obesity

Unholy Alliance: The Many Parts of Metabolic Syndrome

Imagine a condition that has few visible symptoms, affects 20% of all Americans, nearly 40% of people in their 60s and 70s, and could dramatically increase your risk of heart attack. Now imagine that condition is something you have probably never heard of and know little about.  If this sounds a bit alarming, or like […]

Understanding Morbid Obesity

Since the 1980s, obesity has become an increasingly prevalent health concern in both the United States and around the world. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has noted that mean body mass index (BMI), a common metric used to determine likelihood of obesity, has risen steadily across the globe. An even more concerning […]

Medical Nutrition Therapy For Weight Loss

Losing weight is a significant challenge for most people, in large part because it requires making daily lifestyle changes. Even using state-of-the-art weight loss services like those offered by True You, sustained, significant weight loss is dependent on adopting a new diet with nutritious food choices and fewer calories. Unlike fad diets and severely restrictive […]

Insulin Levels and Weight Gain

It is no secret that being overweight is highly correlated with type 2 diabetes. Americans have gained weight as a country over the last century, and rates of diabetes have grown along with our expanding waistlines. Even if you don't know a lot about diabetes, you may be aware that people who are diabetic often […]

Tired of Obesity: The Link Between Fatigue and Body Weight

If you are trying to get in shape, you have probably said at one time or another that you are tired of being overweight. It turns out it might be more accurate to say you are tired from being overweight. Though the links between obesity and fatigue are complex, increasingly research shows that adding pounds […]

Growing Concern: The Links Between Cancer and Obesity

Weight gain is not typically something that sneaks up on you overnight. It takes time to build up excess body weight. Cancer, on the other hand, can seemingly come at you out of the blue. What might seem like an innocuous health issue can suddenly stop you in your tracks when your doctor says, “You’ve […]

Exploring the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Weight Gain

Imagine suddenly being unable to breathe. Your airway is closed off. You can feel pain start to rise in your lungs. Soon it feels like your whole body is screaming for air. You start to panic and feel your body begin to fight for oxygen. As horrific as this sounds, if you are overweight and […]

Fat Chance: The Health Risks of Obesity

Look around on social media, or in the advertisements in any magazine, and there is intense pressure to be as thin as possible. Despite this pressure, people in the United States are increasingly overweight with every passing year.  It is no surprise that the images we see every day aren’t always real, but this leaves […]

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