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The connection between carbohydrates, serotonin, and antidepressant weight gain
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D.
Intermittent fasting has become so popular that many studies are opining on risks & benefits.
Bariatric surgery seems like a great option... yet the aftermath has unexpected impacts.
Despite the popularity of this drug class, there are still unanswered questions about metabolic impacts, decades after FDA approval.
There is more to a diet than new recipes and portion sizes.
Menopause is a drawn-out process signaling the end of fertility. The side effects can be embarrassing, from hot flushes to weight gain. Are too many silently suffering?
Neanderthals did eat carbohydrates, according to recent research that examined dental plaques.
The family-fixer role can leave you feeling spread too thin.
Is there a way to detach from judgment?
Some people choose alcohol for calories instead of food.
Depression and anxiety may require a pharmaceutical intervention, but this medicine can cause the common side effect of undesired weight gain.
The world is re-opening slowly and in increments. These last 12 months have been wrenching for most people, and that's appropriate.
Mental fatigue after work is a common experience, and exercising to feel better is counterintuitive—but it works.
Cryolipolysis is the formal term for a fat freezing technique to eliminate unsightly fat deposits.
How a birthday meal can involve indulgence, then regret.
Research asserts that the volume of music in an eating establishment influences the choice of food selected.
Shrugging off weight gain isn't healthy.
The placebo effect seems to be driving sales.
Weight loss during this pandemic can perhaps be best achieved by integrating a nutritionist with a behavioral professional.
The wearable fitness tracker, the smartphone app, the gauge on the gym machine—just how accurate are these devices?
There seems to be a commercial cycle of diet plans, but is the low-carb hype sound for long-term benefits?
Everyone seems to be aware that pandemic precautions resulted in weight gain. Small adjustments and a conscious increase in produce can help lessen that aftereffect.
Some antidepressants are known to cause weight gain. This side effect is a deterrent for too many patients who could benefit from this therapeutic intervention.
There often is a home component of exercises to hasten the physical therapy advancement to healing. Why is compliance so difficult?
Current events-wise, last week was not a great week. Some people engaged in comfort eating as a stress-coping mechanism. Why do we reach for food to make us feel better?
The risks of wagering on maintaining weight loss.
Neuroscience advanced faster than endocrinology; the pancreas and its workings remain a mystery.
It is a contradiction that we can only have predominately virtual relationships now to be healthy.
COVID-19 has caused changes to our lifestyle that impact our exercise choices this winter. It is important to prioritize our health.
Earlier this year there was reported an increase in antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug prescriptions.
When food is viewed as a consolation and a poison.
Judith Wurtman, Ph.D., is the co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet and the founder of a Harvard University hospital weight-loss facility.