Author Archives: Thomas Sherman

The 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines: A Political and Corporate Spin on Evidence-Based Nutrition

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released their Scientific Report for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in mid-2015. After a “review”, the final Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015–2020 (8th edition) have been released to the public, and it is clear … Continue reading

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OK, so I’m a Runner. Big deal. A New Year’s Resolution.

I interrupt this series on body weight with another brief holiday message from the heart. May peace be with you all. @DrTomSherman I came to the realization that I was too invested in my persona as a runner sometime last … Continue reading

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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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Table of Contents – Georgetown Food Studies Blog

My apologies for being so slow with this requested feature, although I enjoyed looking through my older posts. I am also working on an Index, but I honestly do not see that as very useful. If you would like to … Continue reading

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