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Short Sleep Duration & Impaired Glycemic Control (video)

Is insomnia linked to poor glycemic control? In this study, people who habitually slept less than seven hours per night had elevated glucose levels, as measured by morning oral glucose tolerance test. In this video, American Journal of Medicine Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Alpert explains the clinical implications of the findings. Read the Research: Habitual and Recent […]

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Metabolic Syndrome and Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women (video)

Postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome report lower sexual activity, desire, and sexual satisfaction Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play […]

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Changes in Lipid Profile of Obese Patients following Bariatric Surgery (video)

In-depth, multi-study analysis characterizes role of contemporary bariatric surgery procedures in benefiting serum lipids. Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. Scientists have now demonstrated that it can significantly benefit the lipid profiles of these patients a […]

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Does #Marijuana Make You Skinny?

Google “Does Marijuana make you skinny?” and you’ll find a plethora of news articles like this one in The Atlantic: Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier  What is the science behind marijuana and metabolism? The American Journal of Medicine has published two research articles that showed regular marijuana usage boosts metabolism and helps people maintain […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Only Exercise on the Days You Eat

How often should I exercise, doc? “Only exercise on the days you eat,” is the advice Dr. Joseph S. Alpert, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Medicine, gives his cardiology patients. In the spirit of this advice, here is a compilation of recent research and commentary on the importance of regular exercise. Exercise Is Just […]

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