Dr. Ann

I am fascinated by the science of appetite control (because I know it is the holy grail for weight control), and this study really grabbed my attention. In this investigation, Yale scientists learned that when our brains detect a drop in blood glucose (glucose is the only source of fuel for brain cells), several distinct […]

In a powerful landmark report that sought to drill down to what specific dietary and lifestyle factors most closely correlated to weight gain over time, Harvard researchers uncovered some very striking and consistent findings. This behemoth of a study involved over 115,000 adults followed for up to 20 years. Of all the factors they followed […]

Losing as little 30 minutes of sleep during the weekdays can have major consequences for body weight and metabolic function. That was the upshot of a new study recently presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.For this evaluation, 522 patients recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes completed seven-day sleep diaries, and their weekday sleep debt […]

Let’s face it – many people use the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a kick-off to a holiday eating frenzy that lasts through New Years and tips the scales in an unwanted direction. Thankfully, the frequently touted “holiday 10” is a myth, but in reality most Americans do gain about a pound.  Unfortunately, the weight added […]