Monthly Archives: December 2015

Running Past Precedents on Syrian Refugees

I interrupt this series on body weight with a brief holiday message from the heart. May peace with you all. @DrTomSherman Once or twice per year I lead a group of Georgetown University medical and graduate students on a running … Continue reading

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How Do We Gain Weight? 05: Paternal Epigenetic Influence

Following an introduction to this series posted previously, this is the fifth of many detailed examinations of lifestyle practices, physiological and clinical pathologies, and inherited factors. @DrTomSherman Paternal Epigenetic Influence ………………………………………affecting calories-in Although mothers have born the predominance of the … Continue reading

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How Do We Gain Weight? 04: Genetics and Obesogenic Polymorphisms

Following an introduction to this series posted previously, this is the fourth of many detailed examinations of lifestyle practices, physiological and clinical pathologies, and inherited factors. @DrTomSherman Genetics and Obesogenic Polymorphisms ………………………affecting calories-in Estimates of the heritability of BMI range … Continue reading

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How Do We Gain Weight? 03: Hypothalamic Obesity

Following an introduction to this series posted previously, this is the third of many detailed examinations of lifestyle practices, physiological and clinical pathologies, and inherited factors. @DrTomSherman Hypothalamic Obesity……………………………………………………….affecting calories-in A very rare “organic” form of obesity is seen in … Continue reading

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How Do We Gain Weight? 02: Poor Perception of Liquid Calories

Following an introduction to this series posted previously, this is the second of many detailed examinations of lifestyle practices, physiological and clinical pathologies, and inherited factors. @DrTomSherman Imperception of Liquid Calories……………………………………….affecting calories-in Until recently, the consumption of only one food … Continue reading

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How Do We Gain Weight? 01: Simple Obesity – Is It Simple?

Following an introduction to this series posted previously, this is the first of many detailed examinations of lifestyle practices, physiological and clinical pathologies, and inherited factors. @DrTomSherman Simple Obesity……………………………………………………………………..affecting calories-in In lieu of a better term, simple obesity is the … Continue reading

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How Do We Gain Weight? An Inadvertent Defense of the Thermodynamic Model of Body Weight Regulation

A question from a medical student last year prompted me to begin assembling a list of lifestyle practices, physiological and clinical pathologies, and inherited factors that are associated with, or directly promote, weight gain. Once assembled, it was of great … Continue reading

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