Adrienne Youdim MD, FACP

Body Composition and Muscle Mass
Make a Muscle . . . And Show Me What You Got Problem is – you might not know how much muscle you got. More importantly, you might not know how much muscle you are losing if you are dieting and losing weight. Truth is we start to lose muscle steadily from early adulthood. In women this […]
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Fatigue and Vitamins
Fatigue and vitamin deficiencies Fatigue is a very common symptom with many potential causes. Often times there is a medical cause: anemia, depression, thyroid dysfunction. Other times it is environmental: poor sleep hygiene, situational anxiety, long work hours, lack of exercise. But sometimes it is nutritional. Poor diet or medications can lead to vitamin deficiencies that […]
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Micronutrients: Find the Vitamins for You
Despite increasing interest in organic “whole food” diets, many Americans suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Surveys of the general adult population reveal a wide range of vitamin and mineral deficiencies (NHANES). Certain vitamin deficiencies are more common than others. For example, vitamin D deficiency is very common in the general population and has been […]
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Acknowledgment Last full review/revision of this article in the The Merck Manual – Home Edition by Adrienne Youdim, MD Abstract Metabolic syndrome (also called syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome) is characterized by a large waist circumference (due to excess abdominal fat), high blood pressure, resistance to the effects of insulin (insulin resistance) or diabetes, and […]
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Acknowledgment Last full review/revision of this article in the The Merck Manual – Professional Edition by Adrienne Youdim, MD Abstract Nutritional deficiencies can often worsen health outcomes (whether a disorder is present or not), and some disorders (eg, malabsorption) can cause nutritional deficiencies. Also, many patients (eg, elderly patients during acute hospitalization) have unsuspected nutritional deficiencies […]
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Acknowledgment Last full review/revision in The Merck Manual – Professional Edition by Adrienne Youdim, MD Abstract Good nutrition aims to achieve and maintain a desirable body composition and high potential for physical and mental work. Balancing energy intake with energy expenditure is necessary for a desirable body weight. Energy expenditure depends on age, sex, weight, […]
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There’s a relatively new field of research looking at the possible link between chemicals in our environment and obesity. Researchers call these substances “obesogens” and say exposure to them might be altering our metabolism and how we store fat. More on KPCC Air Talk page  here >>
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