We’re barely using the best tool we have to fight obesity

From Vox –
Researchers think some people have genetic and hormonal traits that make them more susceptible to obesity. They view obesity as a complex, chronic disease, like cancer, with many causes and subtypes. They’re also losing faith in dieting and exercise, neither of which is very helpful for weight loss in the long term.

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/7/16587316/bariatric-surgery-weight-loss-lap-band

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ObesityWeek brings together world-renowned experts in obesity to share innovation and breakthroughs in science unmatched around the globe. Attendees will enjoy the diverse educational opportunities, networking events, and scientific synergies created through the collaboration of these leading obesity organizations.

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7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan – EatingWell

Eating good fats may be better for you than red meat. Olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables. Beans and fish, but be careful. We have contaminated a lot of fisheries with mercury. If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor. Even if you aren’t you should limit fish. That is sad, isn’t it? Fish has become a healthy food that may not be as healthy as we would wish.

From eatingwell.com

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest ways to eat. The Mediterranean way of eating is not only delicious, it’s also been linked with improved heart health and decreased obesity risk. The concept of the Mediterranean diet is simple—fill your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes and fish and enjoy moderate amounts of red wine. This week’s meal plan makes it even easier to follow the Mediterranean diet with seven days of fresh and healthy dinners.

Source: 7-Day Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan – EatingWell