OSR Weight Management

Higher Protein Diets better for cholesterol and BMI: A Nutritional about-face!

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

The “Fat Free” dogma in obesity medicine is offiicially dead.  This article provides additional validation for advising adequate dietary protein to help preserve lean body mass while dieting. it is probably better for cholesterol as well! Source: Journal of Nutrition/Nutr. Epidemiology Additional Information Read more…
The "Fat Free" dogma in obesity medicine is offiicially dead.  This article provides additional validation for advising adequate dietary protein to help preserve lean body mass while dieting. it is probably better for cholesterol as well!
Source: Journal of Nutrition/Nutr. Epidemiology

Over half US adults now potential candidates for weight therapy

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

With a national emphasis on the critical health consequences of being overweight or obese, updated guidelines from NHANES now recommended treatment for a larger proportion of those who are overweight.  This would make 64.5% of all non-pregnant, non-institutionalized US adults candidate for treatment for their excess weight. Talk to us at OSR Weight Management if…
With a national emphasis on the critical health consequences of being overweight or obese, updated guidelines from NHANES now recommended treatment for a larger proportion of those who are overweight.  This would make 64.5% of all non-pregnant, non-institutionalized US adults candidate for treatment for their excess weight. Talk to us at OSR Weight Management if you would like a free consultation as to whether these new guidelines may apply to you.  Our personalized ongoing support, physician supervision, dedicated health coaches and comprehensive protocol will give you the ability to not only see results, but to maintain a healthier weight long term.
Source: Obesity, 13 Feb 2015

A trigger molecule for inflammation may also flip the switch on fat

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

Researchers in Japan who previoiusly developed an anti-arthritis compound called Synoviolin have found that it may also affect harmful fat tissue.   They found that giving Synoviolin to mice resulted in a reduction in yellow-white, or visceral fat – the type of fat that is responsible for increased risk of heart disease.  This is only…
Researchers in Japan who previoiusly developed an anti-arthritis compound called Synoviolin have found that it may also affect harmful fat tissue.   They found that giving Synoviolin to mice resulted in a reduction in yellow-white, or visceral fat - the type of fat that is responsible for increased risk of heart disease.  This is only a prelminary study, but it adds to the growing body of research that can eventually link abdominal obesity with pain and inflammation.
Source: Nakajima T, et al.EMBO Journal. 2015.

BMI is not the full story: Normal Weight Metabolic Obesity

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

For years doctors have puzzled over the prevalence of heart disease in patients who are defined as either normal weight or just slightly overweight.  This Metabolic Obesity in Normal Weight (MONW) syndrome in individuals carries a much higher risk of heart attack and stroke. The good news is that prompt lifestyle interventions in MONW syndrome…
For years doctors have puzzled over the prevalence of heart disease in patients who are defined as either normal weight or just slightly overweight.  This Metabolic Obesity in Normal Weight (MONW) syndrome in individuals carries a much higher risk of heart attack and stroke. The good news is that prompt lifestyle interventions in MONW syndrome may help to lower risk and prevent progression to outright type II diabetes and other associated conditions.
Source: NIH, American Diabetes Association

It’s not just a man’s disease – go Red for Women with the AHA and Ideal Protein!

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

Heart disease and stroke are not just something men need to worry about – combined, they are responsible for the deaths of 1 in 3 women.  These killers though are 80% preventable with lifestyle measures. Even a modest weight loss can reduce the chance of death from cardiovascular causes. Ideal Protein’s medically developed weight loss…
Heart disease and stroke are not just something men need to worry about - combined, they are responsible for the deaths of 1 in 3 women.  These killers though are 80% preventable with lifestyle measures. Even a modest weight loss can reduce the chance of death from cardiovascular causes. Ideal Protein’s medically developed weight loss method tackles the root cause of weight gain – the body’s overproduction of insulin - by limiting consumption of sugars in the form of fats and carbohydrates. The protocol includes the right balance of protein and other nutrients, including delicious foods developed by Ideal Protein to satisfy every craving, in order to keep the body in a safe state of ketosis for rapid burning of fat. Dieters receive one-on-one coaching and monitoring throughout the weight loss experience, as well as support with healthy recipes, daily coaching videos, and educational seminars. Ideal Protein invites everyone to investigate how they can achieve “Ideal Heart” health, starting now. Visitwww.idealprotein.com for more information, or email us at info@osrweightmanagement.com to attend a free Workshop!

Obesity Medicine Doctors encouraged by Surgeon General’s pledge to focus on obesity

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is hopeful that the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy to U.S. surgeon general will lead to greater awareness about the role of obesity medicine clinicians in health care.  Since the American Medical Association declared obesity as a disease in 2013, Obesity Medicine physicians have been lobbying to improve…
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is hopeful that the appointment of Dr. Vivek Murthy to U.S. surgeon general will lead to greater awareness about the role of obesity medicine clinicians in health care.  Since the American Medical Association declared obesity as a disease in 2013, Obesity Medicine physicians have been lobbying to improve awareness and increase the likelihood that patients will seek assistance from their doctors.
Source: American Society of Bariatric Physicians

What is an Obesity Medicine Physician?

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

Dr. Anegawa has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM Diplomate. ABOM Diplomates are specialists in obesity medicine who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation. This designation represents the highest level of achievement in the medical specialty of obesity medicine. The American Board…
Dr. Anegawa has been certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) as an ABOM Diplomate. ABOM Diplomates are specialists in obesity medicine who undergo rigorous training and an extensive examination process to achieve this designation. This designation represents the highest level of achievement in the medical specialty of obesity medicine. The American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) serves the public and the field of obesity medicine by establishing a credentialing protocol and maintaining standards for assessment and certification of candidate physicians. Certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) signifies excellence in the practice of obesity medicine and distinguishes a physician as having achieved a high level of competency and understanding in obesity care. ABOM collaborates with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) to administer the annual credentialing exam.
Source: The American Board of Obesity Medicine

Prediabetes: Could you be at risk?

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

One in 3 US adults – that’s around 86 million people – are estimated to have prediabetes.   Why is this so important?  It is estimated that 15-30% of prediabetics will develop diabetes within 5 years!  Once you have diabetes, you have increased risk of heart disease, stroke, eye problems, and kidney failure.  But fortunately, weight…
One in 3 US adults - that's around 86 million people - are estimated to have prediabetes.   Why is this so important?  It is estimated that 15-30% of prediabetics will develop diabetes within 5 years!  Once you have diabetes, you have increased risk of heart disease, stroke, eye problems, and kidney failure.  But fortunately, weight loss and moderate exercise can aid in prevention and risk reduction.
Source: Centers for Disease Control

Obesity and Osteoarthritis; More than just Wear and Tear

Posted on June 26, 2015 by to press

The cause of osteoarthritis is multifactorial, but obesity is clearly identified as a modifiable risk factor.  High levels of inflammation present in overweight and obesity may play more of a role than previously thought. Source: Americn Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Additional Information Journal of Amer. Acad. Ortho. Surg.
The cause of osteoarthritis is multifactorial, but obesity is clearly identified as a modifiable risk factor.  High levels of inflammation present in overweight and obesity may play more of a role than previously thought.
Source: Americn Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons