Doctors have weight problems, too. Here ’s my story.

Eighteen months ago, I wrote about my plan for maximizing menopause preparedness. As with so many missions, this one has experienced both successes and failures. Since January 2016, I have grooved my exercise routine in the most awesome way. I am all over the TRX, doing Spiderman push-ups, incline presses, pistols and more. I get my cardio intervals, and I’m foam rolling. I feel stronger now than at any time since high school, and I’m proud of this accomplishment. *sigh* The eating, on the other hand, continues to be a challenge. Earlier this year a patient looked at me without expression and stated bluntly that I had gained 8.7 pounds since the last time he saw me. Right after that’s kind of inappropriate, I thought, well, he’s right, I have been gaining weight. Last March, I wrote about weight loss strategy, thinking mainly about my exercise habit formation. Sadly, my own weight has gone opposite to the desired direction, despite an honest attempt at adherence to my own advice. Evidence suggests that weight loss really is about 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. But sometimes, you can only focus on one thing at a time. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Nutrition Obesity Primary care Source Type: blogs

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Conditions:   Relationship Between Menopause and Urinary Functional Disorders;   Relationship Between Overweight and Urinary Functional Disorders;   Relationship Between Surgical Antecedent and Urinary Functional Disorders;   Relationship Between Gestity and Urinary Functional Disorders Intervention:   Other: Female urinary incontinence Sponsor:   University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Our species evolved to perpetuate itself in a very different environment from the one we find ourselves in now. We are clearly far better off as individuals: lives are a good deal less nasty, brutish, and short than was the case for our distant ancestors. Technological progress has conquered a sizable slice of the death and disease of childhood and early adult life, to a degree varying by the wealth of any given region of the world. The worst half of infectious disease is controlled, but chronic age-related diseases remain poorly managed, and the incidence of these diseases rises inexorably as people live longer due to con...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs
In this study, we aimed to estimate the frequency of premalignant and malignant lesions in endometrial polyps, and to evaluate associated clinical and demographic factors. A literature search was performed in major databases and the gray literature using the terms polyps OR endometrial polyp AND endometrial neoplasms OR endometrial cancer OR endometrial hyperplasia OR malignan*. Studies describing the frequency of premalignant and malignant lesions in endometrial polyps and any clinical or demographic factors associated with malignant lesions extracted using hysteroscopy were considered eligible. Independent investigators ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionAPRI score can be used as a surrogate marker of metabolic syndrome in patients with breast carcinoma. It is also useful in planning preventive strategies in patients with breast carcinoma especially in post-menopausal age group.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Daniela Laudisio, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Luigi Barrea, Silvia Savastano, Annamaria ColaoAbstractThere is raising evidence reporting an increased incidence of breast cancer over the past decades. Every year approximately 1.4 million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed worldwide, with a mortality rate of approximately 450,000/year. Out of these cases, 6.6% are diagnosed in premenopausal women with a median age at diagnosis of 40 years: in premenopausal women breast cancer seems to be ...
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe pathways that confer ASCVD protection for women are of potential therapeutic relevance. Despite protection relative to men, ASCVD is still the major cause of mortality in women. Additionally, diabetic women have similar ASCVD risk as diabetic men, suggesting that the presence of diabetes may offset the protective cardiovascular effects of being female through unknown mechanisms.
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsObesity-related N-acylethanolamine hypertone is characterized by imbalanced N-acylethanolamine ratios. The profile given by a combination of N-acylethanolamine absolute levels and ratios enables imbalances to be identified in relationship with different metabolic parameters, with specific relevance according to gender, menopause and age, representing a useful means for monitoring metabolic health. Finally, N-acylethanolamine system appears a promising target for intervention strategies.
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2018Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Gopal NiranjanAbstractBackgroundInsulin resistance with altered thyroid status in women is observed in type 2 diabetics and varies with advancing age and estrogen profile. We compared thyroid status between premenopausal and postmenopausal women in obese, non obese and overweight type 2 diabetes.MethodologyWe included 301type 2 diabetics who were segregated into premenopausal (n = 100) 33.2% and postmenopausal (n = 201) 66.8% among three sub gr...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings suggest that garlic supplementation for 12 weeks might reduce pain severity in overweight or obese women with knee OA, which may, at least in part, be mediated via a reduction in the pro-inflammatory adipocytokine, resistin.Graphical Abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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