On August 12, 2019, The Irish Independent published an article entitled "When It Comes To Body Fat: Is It About Place, Place, Place?" In the article, author Katy McGuinness spoke to two health care professionals about menopause, the location of excess body fat, and ways to reduce it.
Motivation Weight Management and Dr. Maurice Larocque, a physician and veteran weight management clinical researcher, would like to draw attention to a number of shortcomings in the article, particularly related to the general misunderstanding by health professionals about the critical role played by thought, willpower and Motivation play a role in losing weight.
We have known for over 40 years that fat localization around the waist is correlated with more medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.
The Iowa study, which serves as the statistical basis for the item, shows that the risk of death is 31% higher when the waist is above 35 inches. We call this a relative risk (RR).
However, the absolute risk (AR) is important. We don't have the exact dates here, but with the 157,000 post-menopausal women studied, the AR is likely much below 1% and closer to 0.001%. Such small numbers are not really reliable.
The endocrinologist quoted in the article and his explanations of obesity, its causes, and its treatments largely reveal the incomplete and confused medical view of the problem.
"When weight goes down, the internal interpretation is that we are in starvation mode. So the body increases hunger, making us eat all we can, while reducing our calorie consumption."
What I have experienced with over 20,000 patients in my 40 years of experience is the opposite. After 3 days of a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), the body produces natural ketone bodies that curb appetite.
The endocrinologist adds, "Women should consult a family doctor about medical and surgical options when diet and exercise procedures don't work."
In January 2019, a group of researchers from McGill University in Montreal in the field of cell metabolism published this unique study: Neurocognitive and Hormonal Correlates of Voluntary Weight Loss in Humans.
I was part of this Dagher & al. Study. We tested the hypothesis that hormonal adjustments during a diet override self-control in 24 obese participants on a diet of 1,200 kcal / day. We found that brain activity in cognitive control regions, rather than hormones associated with energy levels, plays a critical role in weight loss.
- We performed functional MRIs on people who were doing weight loss
- Calorie reduction led to weight loss and leptin and ghrelin adjustments
- We discovered a neural signature for successful weight loss
- The best predictor of success was activation in the prefrontal cortex during the regimen.
This means that thought, willpower and motivation are the essential elements for success – not medication or surgery.
I deeply regret the fact that medicine does not seem to see people as a whole, including mind, body and spirit.
There are currently no effective drugs or surgery to cure the behavior of people who are overweight or obese.
We have to support and help people and stop treating obesity. "the disease & # 39;.
This is my call to the doctors and there is hope.
Maurice Larocque md
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