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Inflammation and Obesity

Like obesity, inflammation has been identified as a common contributing factor to many chronic diseases. But how are the two interconnected? Adipose tissue, or fat cells, are an active endocrine organ which modulates and synthesizes hormones and various metabolites. These processes are amplified when obesity is present (Lee et al 2013). Some of the metabolites …

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Using Motivational Interviewing for Weight Loss

The global number of obese people has risen dramatically, with a projected global rate of 1.12 billion by 2030.  With obesity comes an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and metabolic syndrome. There is an urgent need to find and incorporate appropriate weight loss interventions that address adherence.  Motivational Interviewing is a patient-centered method …

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