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Pistachios may help with weight management

In a first-of-its-kind study with nuts, randomized controlled-feeding research conducted by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body. The findings indicate that pistachios may actually contain fewer calories per serving than originally thought, reinforcing that pistachios are one of the lowest calorie nuts with 160 calories per 30 g serving (approximately 1 oz). The study was presented on April 11 at the Experimental Biology conference in Washington, D.C. (Source IFT. June 2011)

Metabolic Rehab : Significant Milestones

Since its invention, the Metabolic Rehab app has continued to surprise us:

  • Metabolic Rehab was published in the peer-reviewed and prestigious online journal PLoS in September 2011.
  • Our innovative app used for  Diabetes Screening and Weight Loss Software was showcased on NPR, Faith Middleton show on July 5th 2011. Download this exciting interview at:
  • Metabolic Rehab was presented at the 93rd Endocrine Society meeting in Boston on June 5th 2011.

Metabolic Rehab is proving to be a formidable tool for non-invasive risk profiling of employees and for providing scientific bench-marks for weight loss.

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Prediabetes Lifestyle Interventions Shown Cost Effective

Few medical interventions both improve health and save money. Treating prediabetes with metformin is one of them, according to 10-year follow-up data from the Diabetes Prevention Program.

Intensive lifestyle intervention,  did an even better job at improving health and quality of life, and at a favorable cost when compared with some common medical interventions for other diagnoses, Dr. William H. Herman and his associates reported at the annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

In this study, the cost per quality-adjusted life-year gained with the intensive lifestyle intervention compared with the placebo group was $12,000. That $12,000 is on the low end of a $10,000-$50,000 range that’s widely accepted for medical interventions, including the use of beta-blockers after MI, the use of antihypertensive therapy for patients with very high diastolic blood pressure (greater than 105 mm Hg), or the use of statins for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients who’ve had an MI. Dialysis for end-stage renal disease costs $50,000-$100,000 per quality-adjusted life-year gained.

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Dr. Reza Yavari M.D. is a Board Certified Endocrinologist and founder of Beyond Care®, a leading preventive care and obesity center located in Guilford, CT. Learn More

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