Adrienne Youdim MD, FACP

Books The Clinician’s Guide to the Treatment of Obesity Editor: Youdim, Adrienne (Ed.) Evidence-based text that offers a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and natural history of obesity. Practical, state-of-the-art clinical guidance on diagnosing and treating the obese patient Covers diet and exercise, pharmacotherapy and surgical aspects of treatment Springer-Verlag, New York. 2015. Buy or […]
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Acknowledgment Last full review/revision of this article in the The Merck Manual by Adrienne Youdim, MD Abstract Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery alters the stomach, intestine, or both to produce weight loss. In the United States, more than 200,000 people have bariatric surgery each year. This number accounts for almost two thirds of the total number of bariatric […]
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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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Acknowledgment This article is part of a series of articles being published in Bariatric Times that are based on sessions presented at the “Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Obesity,” by Cedars Sinai Medical Center on October 22, 2010. Abstract Bariatric surgery remains safe and effective for the treatment of obesity. While overall complication rates […]
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A review of an important, recently published scientific article selected by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and published in their newsletter. Welsh JA, Sharma A, Abramson JL, Vaccarino V, Gillespie C, Vos MB. Caloric sweetener consumption and dyslipidemia among US adults. JAMA 2010;303: 1490-1497. Abstract copyright © American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Used with […]
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A review of an important, recently published scientific article selected by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and published in their newsletter. Scarmeas N, Luchsinger JA, Schupf N, et al. Physical activity, diet, and risk of Alzheimer disease. JAMA 2009;302:627-637. Level of evidence: II-2. , Abstract copyright © American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Used with […]
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A review of an important, recently published scientific article selected by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and published in their newsletter.   Sacks FM, Bray GA, Carey VJ, et al. Comparison of weight-loss diets with different compositions of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. N Engl J Med 2009;360:859-873. Level of evidence: I. Abstract copyright © 2009 Massachusetts […]
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