Zulfiqar Rana, MD, MPH, FACP

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Category Archives: Obesity

Is Sitting a Lethal Activity?

A growing body of research suggests that watching your diet and exercising a few times a week is not enough to offset sedentary time.


Hunger and Obesity

Cover imageResearchers have long observed food insecurity- difficulty providing food for all one’s family members, known as hunger in its most severe form -and obesity occurring together in the same communities, families, and individuals. But the relationship of these two problems is not well-understood. The IOM held a workshop November 16-18, 2010, to explore the relationship between food insecurity and obesity, the current state of the research, and the data and analyses needed to better understand their relationship…


Diet Plan With Hormone Has Fans and Skeptics

Diet Plan With Hormone Has Fans and Skeptics

A new trend in dieting has women injecting themselves with a pregnancy hormone and consuming only 500 calories a day.


Too few docs tell patients they’re overweight

Hey, check this out from CNN:
Too few docs tell patients they’re overweight http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/01/overweight.doctors.health/index.html?iphoneemail