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Fat Tuesday: Hypoglycemia Is Tied To Low Income In Diabetics

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I disagree with this study’s conclusion. It’s not that I don’t believe that low-income is tied to diabetes and hypoglycemia at the end of the pay cycle. I do believe it. But I suspect that these diabetics are eating too much inexpensive high-carbohydrate junk foods at the end of their pay cycle, rather than starving.

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Fat Tuesday: Why stress leads to obesity

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Stress is transient Type II diabetes, even when you’re otherwise healthy.

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Fat Tuesday: Does Jet-Lag Make You Chronobese?

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Chronic jetlag, habitual night shifts, and rotating shift work, can have deleterious consequences on circadian organization and metabolic health, says a new report in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science. The reason may be the significant crosstalk between the circadian system and the metabolic system, leading to “chronobesity”.

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Fat Tuesday: Neurosurgery versus bariatric surgery in obesity

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A study in the journal Neurosurgical Focus has calculated thate DBS will have to be 83% effective in order for it to be a better choice than gastric bypass for obese patients.

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Fat Tuesday: Surgery for everyone! How science validated the gastric bypass.

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An important and exciting piece of research just came out in Science Magazine last week showing why gastric bypass surgery has such powerful curative effects on diabetes, beyond the previous belief that the dietary restriction helps diabetes.

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Fat Tuesday: Facial Restoration

I’ve lost 45 pounds, but it doesn’t feel as though my face is getting thinner. Instead, I feel that it’s simply returning to normal, which is weird since I haven’t been thin since I was a late-stage teenager.

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I Just Preordered My HAPIfork

Why, oh why, would I order a plastic fork, costing $89 (on-sale), 5 months before its scheduled release? Because it promises to help me control my eating speed, which, I am now convinced, is indeed critical to controlling obesity and diabetes.

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Fat Tuesday: Was I addicted to food?

I used to have good reason to think I was addicted to sugary foods, but as I’ve learned many times as a scientist, good well-reasoned arguments can be wrong.

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Fat Tuesday: My Eyes Are Bigger Than My Stomach–Literally

Ed. Note: Every Fat Tuesday we discuss the neuroscience of hunger, satiety, and weight control. In the last week I’ve discovered that my eyes are bigger than my stomach. In the past, I’ve used the phrase as a euphemism for, “I just tried to cram three servings down my gullet, and gee, now I regret [...]

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