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Childhood Obesity: A Close Up Look

Which that said, my estimate is that 35% of these young women are overweight or obese. This is consistent with the national trend. One of the players had a very obvious “spare tire” that was visually obvious with every swing. The gravity if this adipose tissue flung forward with the twist of her swing. With […]

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New York Times: Fatty Liver Threat Tied to Obesity

New York Times: Fatty Liver Threat Tied to Obesity

The New York Times posted a great article by Anahad O’Connor, titled Threat Grows From Liver Illness Tied to Obesity. Click the link to read the full article. As a liver specialist, I see the effects of obesity daily, and the liver disease that results. These are my thoughts on this: Obesity is public enemy […]

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Childhood Obesity: New Research Released in New England Journal of Medicine

A new article in the NEJM sheds light on the origins of obesity. It seems obesity starts earlier than expected, and obese 5 year olds are at risk for life-long obesity. Listen to Dr. Galati’s podcast here.  

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New Research Study: Fatty Liver Disease (NASH)

We have started screening for a new research study for those patients with fatty liver disease, also known as NAFLD and NASH. The study is a randomized, double-blind, controlled, multi-center phase 2 study evaluating the role of two medications called Roflumilast and pioglitazone. Study candidates will receive one or both medicines, and will be evaluated […]

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Salad for Breakfast: Really? Another Twist to Try

Salad for Breakfast: Really? Another Twist to Try

Over the years, I have written about the benefits of eating salad for breakfast. Usually, this is received with an assortment of facial expressions, and the obligatory polite statement that they would “give it a try”. To date, numerous colleagues and patients have admitted that they’ve made salad for breakfast. Others frown. Despite this, I […]

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Lentils: A Super Food to Love

Lentils: A Super Food to Love

Day 20. Hard to believe we are almost finished with the 31 Days of Wellness. Don’t fear, there are 334 days in the year left afterwards. There is a very nice entry from the New York Times Recipe for Health section, that features an assortment of healthful recipes you should all bookmark and check in […]

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Is there a Special Diet for Hepatitis C?

In this video, Dr. Galati explains the commonly asked question about “special diets for hepatitis C”, or for that matter, any form of liver disease.  

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Thirty-One Days of Wellness: A Recap of the Month

During the month of January, Chuck Garcia and I posted 31 entries to reflect a broad range of topics related to health and wellness – topics that you can review for the entire year. To make them easily accessible, I have re-posted them on a single blog entry. Enjoy them again, and share them with […]

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Too Much Dietary Sodium: Interview with Jolene Vanderzyl, R.D.

Too Much Dietary Sodium: Interview with Jolene Vanderzyl, R.D.

Jolene Vanderzyl, a Registered  Dietitian with Sugar Lakes Family Practice, will join Dr. Galati tonight to discuss the problem of excessive dietary sodium (salt) in the American diet. For the past five years, we have been discussing the salt problem in our food, and while there have been some strides in changing our behavior, educating […]

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More on First Lady Michelle Obama and Let’s Move

More on First Lady Michelle Obama and Let’s Move

Today in the office, it was another hectic day seeing patients. I was struck by how often I had to discuss obesity with patients and their family. The educational need in this area is overwhelming. Basic facts on calorie, salt, sugar, and fat content of foods is lacking.  You can direct patients to web sites […]

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