Tag Archives: BMI

Obesity: Fat Chance Without Fat

Low carbohydrate, low fat, or, even better, doing without meat? Popular diets are to found a dime a dozen. From a scientific perspective, the evidence on their side is very poor everywhere. When patients change their habits in the long term, off come the pounds. more...

Infertility: The worst is yet to come

Mobile phones cause it, as do bike saddles, saunas and especially alcohol - they all reduce sperm quality and thus fertility. Numerous studies show that male sperm also "knows" if their owner is packing a few pounds too many. more...

Cachexia: Sparse Study Conditions

Once under way, there is barely any way back. In the case of cancer but also many other chronic diseases, the body breaks down muscle and fat. Our understanding of the molecular processes is just as limited as the treatment options available. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Obesity: A very weighty dispute

Is obesity no risk factor at all for life and limb? New studies point in this direction. Yet the matter is not so simple. What these works show in particular is that BMI thresholds or the BMI parameters are problematic in themselves. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Intestine Condom in lieu of Gastric Rubber band

Bariatric surgery has many critics – but also more and more supporters. Now an endoscopic procedure draws attention which imitates the Y-Roux-Bypass without requiring a martial surgery. 12-months-data is available for the “condom inside” now. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Slender Legs – A Beauty to die for

Especially women are angry about a larger size of their upper thighs. But legs as slender as long are not exactly desirable – at least from a medical point of view: Because a low size of thighs obviously increases the risk for a later cardiac disease and of death. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann

The Big Diet – Bullshit

Low fat, low carb – all no guarantee for losing weight. No matter whether we are talking fats, carbon hydrates or proteins: The only thing that counts is the amount of calories we are eating. A US-study about the influence of the combination of nutrients on our more...

Article by Birgit Frohn
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