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Weight Loss Drug Looks Promising After Clinical Trial: Is the Hype Warranted?

March 2, 2021

Recently, the drug Semaglutide, which is used to treat Type II diabetes, was reported by the New England Journal of Medicine to have success in treating obesity. The reported weight loss for the nearly 2000 study participants randomized to either the weekly injections of semaglutide or a placebo was 15-20 […]

The Effect of Obesity and Diabetes on Patients With COVID-19

June 26, 2020

An article published in the journal Diabetologia in April of this year (Cariou, et al.) showed that of patients with diabetes who were hospitalized with the novel Sars-Cov-2 virus, obesity was associated with worse outcomes. In fact, BMI was the only independent factor that was associated with higher rates of […]

Diabetes Increases the Risk Of Infection, Even Coronavirus

April 7, 2020

The number of pre-diabetic and diabetic patients has increased dramatically over the past few decades. Today about 13% of the US population over 18 has diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. The primary reason for this has been an exceptional growth in obesity. While we typically discuss diabetes as a significant risk […]

Does Sunlight Help Prevent Respiratory Infections Like COVID-19?

March 31, 2020

With dozens of do it yourself prevention tips and cures circulating around the Internet, it can get overwhelming to know what works and what doesn’t. One common, but flawed, theory circulating during the height of the Coronavirus outbreak is that of going outside in the sunshine to kill the virus. […]

The Role of Muscle in Preventing Diabetes

April 23, 2019

We all know that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of obesity in conditions such as type II diabetes. We’ve been told that spending a certain number of minutes or hours getting our heart rate up is beneficial and prevents cardiovascular disease. However, there’s always been some debate as to […]