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Eat Too Much Over The Weekend? Here's Why You Shouldn't Freak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living

After a weekend of heavy eating and drinking, most dieters probably don't like what they see on the scale come Monday. But a new study from Cornell Un...

It's Not You, It's Your Hormones: How Metabolic Mayhem Whips Up a Muffin Top (And 5 Foods that Reverse Belly Fat)

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Visceral fat knows how to protect its existence: it keeps that muffin top firmly intact despite your strongest efforts to banish it. Want a culprit to blame? Look no further than your hormones!

Hormone May Play A Role In Asthma-Obesity Link

Posted 01.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Erin Hicks Based on studies of mice, experts at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City are suggesting that leptin, a hormone in...

How To Make This Fat-Burning Hormone Work For You

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leo Galland, M.D.

Leptin plays an important role in appetite control, metabolism and weight loss. It is your body's natural weight control mechanism. And the great thing about leptin is that it is produced naturally in the body.

Sugar Hits the News, Thanks to Dr. Lustig's YouTube Video and Nightline (VIDEO)

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Sugar and its dangers are in the news again, thanks to ABC's popular show, Nightline, which, last night, aired a compelling story spotlighting sugar's role in the obesity crisis.

Obesity And Genetics Study Finds Missing DNA Can Promote Childhood Obesity

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Some children get severely obese because they lack particular chunks of DNA, which kicks their hunger into overdrive, researchers rep...

Athletes Risk Lifetime Of Suffering From Head Injuries

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

A well-known cause of dementia is dementia pugilistica, or what has commonly been called being "punch drunk." In some cases, the presentation is virtually indistinguishable from Alzheimer's dementia.

The "Food Hormone" Leptin, And Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

For a number of years there has been evidence that leptin, a hormone involved in the regulation of appetite and fat metabolism in the body, might play a role in preventing Alzheimer's Disease.

The Hidden Costs of War: Veterans and Dementia

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

In the majority of cases, the development of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia is the result of the acquisition of various risk factors throughout life. PTSD is one such factor.