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Early Life Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Future Weight Gain

With ever increasing rates of overweight and obesity in America, we see, almost in lockstep, increasing rates of diseases that are linked to weight gain. Likely, mostly for cosmetic reasons, weight loss prog...

Childhood exposure to parental smoking and life-course overweight and central obesity

Suppression of Insulin Secretion in the Treatment of Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis

Do Lower-Carbohydrate Diets Increase Total Energy Expenditure? An Updated and Reanalyzed Meta-Analysis of 29 Controlled-Feeding Studies

COVID-19 Isn’t Random

One of the common statements often repeated in the media about COVID-19 is that it is seemingly random in terms of both getting the virus and having a poor outcome. But, upon further inspection, that’s not w...

Individuals with obesity and COVID-19: A global perspective on the epidemiology and biological relationships

Cancer Risk – Why Blood Sugar Matters

By: The Dr. Perlmutter Team Blood sugar elevation has become a central focus in medicine these days because of its well-established relationship to so many chronic conditions including Alzheimer’s, diabetes...

How Does Excess Body Fat Threaten Memory?

In the past, I have written several blogs discussing the relationship of body measurements like body mass index (BMI) to cognitive function, as well as relationships between what is called the waist-to-hip r...

The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Optimism but High-Quality Research Needed

Inverse Association Between BMI and Prefrontal Metabolic Activity in Healthy Adults