Obesity is a chronic disease affecting more than 40% of American adults. Losing even a little bit of excess weight can have very important clinical benefits, but knowing where to start can be challenging for many people. Washington University weight-loss specialist Samuel Klein, MD shares how the basics of your body’s energy balance – calories […]
Overeating isn’t fueling obesity, it’s too many carbohydrates in our diet, researchers say (Links to an external site)
Results are not that successful,” said Dr. Samuel Klein, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Signs Your Abdominal Fat is “Dangerous” (Links to an external site)
If your waist measures 35 or more inches as a woman or 40 or more inches as a man, you may have a dangerous amount of abdominal fat—also known as visceral fat.
What we think we know about metabolism might be wrong (Links to an external site)
Controlling for factors like body size and muscle mass, researchers found that there are basically four phases of metabolic rates, and that a slowdown in adults doesn’t occur until after age 60.
Obesity doesn’t always mean ill health. Here’s what scientists are learning (Links to an external site)
Rethinking medical care: Dr. Samuel Klein and collaborators seek to understand how and why some obese individuals are able to retain metabolic and cardiovascular health.
Clinically relevant effects of anti-aging compound NMN found in people (Links to an external site)
In the first clinical trial of nicotinamide mononucleotide, School of Medicine researchers have found that the compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice also has clinically relevant effects in people.
Significant weight loss has same metabolic effects on diabetics from surgery or diet alone (Links to an external site)
Study finds that metabolic benefits of weight loss in severely obese people are the same whether they lose excess pounds through dieting or surgery.
Can testosterone plus exercise improve healing after hip fracture? (Links to an external site)
Women recovering from hip fractures sought for multicenter study.
Obesity: The Greatest Threat to American Society?
On WNYC’s The Takeaway, Samuel Klein, MD, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, discusses the science of America’s obesity epidemic.
Washington University needs participants for new Alzheimer’s study (Links to an external site)
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. As the search continues, many believe that engaging in in brain stimulating activities like card games, cross word puzzles or learning a new language will slow mental decline.
Now Washington University has another theory to study. “What`s good for the heart is good for the brain.”
Geriatric Specialist, Dr. Ellen Binder visits FOX 2 to put out a request for study participants.