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Dr. Sears' Blog

Is Sugar Fattening? It Depends

 

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for an international tax on sales of sugar-sweetened beverages. The thinking behind such a.

Why We Get Fat (In All the Wrong Places) As We Age

 

Of all the questions about aging, inquiries about putting on weight as you get older is one of the most commonly asked. A typical answer from.

Our Brains Control Why We Eat – But You’re Much Smarter

 

Do you ever eat a big meal and feel stuffed, yet still put down a dessert high in fat and sugar? Do you ever over-eat to the point that you need.

See the Big Picture: Blind Men, Nutrition & Elephants

 

In today’s nutritional world of super-foods, magic diets, and dietary villains, everyone seems to be an expert on obesity. In reality, these.

Gaining it Back: The Science behind The Biggest Loser’s Failure

 

An article recently appeared in Obesity Journal that suggest that the future of America’s health is in danger. The article, which followed.

Everything Processed Foods Are Cooked Up to Be

 

What do you know about industrialized food? My definition of industrialized food is the application of advanced manufacturing technologies to.

An Alien World, Right in Your Gut

 

At the beginnings of modern medicine some 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates provided me inspiration when he said, “Let food be your medicine, and let.

Making Sense of U.S. Dietary Guidelines

 

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It’s 2016.

One of the Few Diet Books I Would Ever Recommend

 

I very rarely recommend diet books because most of them are either rewrites of my basic ideas presented in The Zone (1) more than 20 years ago.

Academic Food Fight

 

Remember the days of the Miller Light commercials with various ex-athletes screaming “Less Filling” versus “Tastes Great” at each other..

Harvard Closer to Zone Diet Alignment After 20 Years

 

The recent article by Smith et al in the 2015 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tried to answer the question of primary.

Facts About Metabolically Healthy Obesity

 

One of great paradoxes of our obesity epidemic is that many obese individuals appear to be quite healthy. This makes the true believers in the.

Deflating the Facts on Obesity

 

The last couple of months have been hard on obesity experts as they have learned that maybe the obvious is not so obvious.

It started out in.

Harvard Study Finds Regained Weight on Atkins Diet

 

A study from Harvard Medical School explains that even though people can lose weight on a ketogenic diet, all lost weight usually rapidly.

Biggest Loser or Best Zoner?

 

A few weeks ago I spoke at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Later in the day I heard an interesting lecture from the lead dietician.