Goodman, M.D., Elliot Articles & Stories :

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman M.D. - June 4, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman M.D. - June 4, 2009

We often hear about the physical causes and effects of obesity, but we rarely hear about the emotional and psychological factors. Today, obesity is no longer diagnosed only during middle age - it's becoming the norm to hear that young people in their 20's are dealing with the disease. Obvious... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. - May 28, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. - May 28, 2009

Is there an obesity gene? Research demonstrates that there is. In fact there may be several genes that contribute to obesity. The INSIG2 gene controls insulin. It inhibits the synthesis (manufacturing in the body) of fatty acid and cholesterol. People with a sequence variation near the gene... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. - May 20, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. - May 20, 2009

The epidemic of obesity has huge ramifications. One of which is the cost to the healthcare system dealing with the ever widening range of medical complications associated with being overweight. The study from Newcastle University looked into complications to newborns. Here are a few of the pot... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. May 5, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, M.D. May 5, 2009

In a fascinating study in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology,  scientists explored the creation of fat through a structure called fatty acid synthasase. While this is pure research with no immediate clinical application it does open a window into how fats are formed from... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman May 1, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman May 1, 2009

The study, published by the American Physiological Society in the Journal of Applied Physiology, describes a three times greater risk of experiencing a stroke or dying, compared to people with similar health but without sleep apnea. What the study did not say though is that the vast majority ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 27, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 27, 2009

So here is yet another story on the dangers of obesity. In this case several studies were reported in the journal of Neurology that points to the possibility that obesity puts people at greater risk for dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and the loss of brain function, in general. This Just adds a... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

The latest study reported at the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention annual conference confirms what we are seeing all around us - our children are getting fatter.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that 24 percent of... Read More



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