By Charles E. Buban
Being overweight or obese is not a cosmetic problem. Someone who is 40 percent over his or her normal weight is twice as likely to die prematurely as an average-weight person—an effect seen after 10 to 30 years, according to nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center Cleveland Clinic.
By Tessa R. Salazar
If you plan to make just one health-related resolution this year, then make it a slim midsection, and be unrelenting in your mission. Board-certified family physician and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, author of “Eat To Live,” advised “the high volume of greens not only will be your secret to a thin waistline, but will [...]
By Rafael Castillo
A few weeks ago, a middle-age patient who has been taking orlistat regularly for weight loss asked about the increased risk of developing cancer, especially colon cancer, with prolonged intake of the product.
The state’s beverage association and Pepsi Beverages Company of Hayward answered critics who accuse the soft-drink industry of promoting obesity though high-calorie sugary drinks.
By Rafael Castillo M.D.
A few weeks ago, a chubby 14-year-old teenager was referred to our clinic due to a mildly elevated blood pressure. We did some blood tests and the liver enzymes were found to be elevated. He has no history of any liver problem like hepatitis in the past; he swore he has never tasted any alcohol preparation, and I believed him. We did an ultrasound to check on the liver and it showed an extensive fatty liver.