Obesity

July 9, 2022

Saturday Magazine Report – Article in WWII Quarterly Magazine

I’m delighted that a very long (8,000 word) article that I wrote with Mike Yorkey is the lead and featured article in the Summer Edition of […]
July 8, 2022

Want a lower risk for breast cancer? Consider a plant-based diet

HealthDay reported, “Women who follow a healthy plant-based diet after menopause appear to face a substantially lower risk for breast cancer, new French research indicates.”
July 7, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Treating Sleeplessness

Dear Dr. Walt, what are the best treatment options for insomnia? My doctor says health professionals are no longer using sleeping medications long-term. What’s that all […]
July 6, 2022

Diets high in inflammatory foods tied to brain aging

MedPage Today reported, “Diets high in inflammatory foods were linked with global markers of brain aging and cerebral small vessel disease.”
July 5, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 1)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
July 4, 2022

Ronald Reagan — What the Fourth of July means to me

In his first year as president, Ronald Reagan wrote an essay entitled “What the Fourth of July Means To Me.” Today, as you prepare to celebrate […]
July 3, 2022

Sunday Note – America IS something to celebrate

A Bloomberg poll a few years back found that 66% of Americans felt our country was on the wrong track. A Gallup poll found 55% of Americans felt it was […]
July 2, 2022

Saturday Book Report — Amazing PR for my WWII book “At First Light”

Just this week there have been a number of wonderful developments concerning my WWII book about my father and his exploits and heroism. I hope you’ll […]
October 18, 2010

Many Americans Don’t Even Know They’re Fat

A recent Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that 30 percent of overweight Americans mistakenly think they’re normal size. Do you think you’re normal weight, overweight, or obese? […]
November 17, 2010

TV show contestants on “The Biggest Loser” lose fat while preserving muscle mass, study shows

USA Today reports, “The grueling boot-camp workouts on NBC’s The Biggest Loser help contestants lose large amounts of body fat while preserving their muscle mass, a […]
November 26, 2010

Comparing Weight Loss Plans, Dollars Per Pound

Well,  it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and there are at least two or three things on most people’s minds: (1) Black Friday shopping, (2) Football, and/or […]
December 29, 2010

Adolescent obesity associated with risk of severe obesity in adulthood

Like many physicians who care for children and teens, I’m acutely aware of and concerned about the epidemic, the tsunami, of childhood overweight and obesity. Because […]
February 4, 2011

Girls who walk/bike to school do better in tests

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I explain that schools that have cut back on recess and physical […]
February 7, 2011

Does lunch in front of a computer make us eat more?

Many of us eat lunch parked in front of a computer, but that habit might be boosting our appetite for dessert, a small study suggests.