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Grumbling about Ghrelin - the hunger hormone

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Sep 7, 2017

Energy and Hunger Management

Our bodies are made of complex systems that constantly control and self-regulate countless aspects including temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and hunger…

Ghrelin: from the acronym GHR (“growth hormone-releasing peptide”) +‎ -lin (common hormone suffix), with an incidental pun on prefix greh- (“to grow”) and English growling.[1]
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The Hunger Game

As we have blogged before, ghrelin is a powerful protein that our bodies use to signal hunger to the brain, a naturally produced hormone which we can indirectly affect by application of some good habits.

Medical weight loss addresses the hunger factor to help you reduce cravings and shed weight naturally by the body’s natural pathways. The benefits of losing weight may be obvious, yet worth considering some of the less familiar aspects as well.

Manage Your Weight, Improve Your Health

You can discover how easy it can be to lose weight with physician supervision. Dr Aron is a bariatric physician — medical specialist in the field of weight loss.

Contact her office to schedule an appointment or visit online at WeightLossNYC.com


[1] Sources/Image: Wikimedia, Wikipedia; Dr Aron Medical Weight Loss Blog

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What is a Bariatrician?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 19, 2013

What is a Weight Loss Doctor? (Obesity Medicine Physician)

Obesity Medical Assocation
“A bariatrician is a licensed physician who has received special training in obesity medicine—the medical treatment of obesity and its associated conditions. Bariatricians address the obese patient with a comprehensive program of proper diet and nutrition, appropriate exercise, lifestyle changes and, when indicated, the use of prescription anti-obesity medications and other appropriate medications.”

Medical Diet Programs

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Doctors have received an extensive continuing medical education program consisting of specialized knowledge, tools and techniques to enable them to design and modify specialized obesity treatment programs adapted to the various needs of individual patients.
  • Dietary Modification
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Behavior Modification
  • Medication (when appropriate)

Assess Total Health and Obesity Conditions

A key distinction of physician-supervised medical weight loss is the addressing of overall health, since weight gain may be allied with conditions such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension and other maladies. A bariatric physician is trained to diagnose and manage obesity-related conditions, which otherwise could remain undetected and untreated by a non-medical weight-loss program.

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Dr.  is an internal physician and bariatrician in Brooklyn, New York. Her WeightLossNYC (+Dr Aron Medical Weight Loss Center) practice treats obese and overweight patients in the greater New York area. Visit WeightLossNYC.com for more information about medical weight loss programs, or call 718-491-5525 to schedule an appointment.


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Be an Oprah Weight Loss Makeover

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 10, 2011

You Can Be in Oprah Magazine


If you're a current or former weight loss patient of Dr Aron who's lost over 100 lbs, please let us know if you're interested in an Oprah post-weight loss makeover. This is a current opportunity you must act fast to qualify, other criteria required, as per Oprah editor selection process.

Weight Loss Success Stories

If you're happy and you know it.. share your own weight loss success story on our Weight Loss NYC you tube channel. We're always glad to share motivating stories for your fellow New Yorkers to know what a difference your participation in Dr Aron's weight loss program has done for you.

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Spring into a New You!

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC May 10, 2011

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Bloom into a better you this spring at WeightLossNYC™ — We can help!

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Losing Weight is a Step Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 20, 2010

Fast, Healthy Weight Loss

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With the spotlight on childhood obesity, many families and schools are trying to address overweight and obesity as school begins. I have heard lots of chatter about what people are planning to do, and I want to share some pointers from recent research and clinical experience.
  1. Assess what you eat and drink.

    A simple way to do this is to write down everything that you eat or drink for a few days. Look at the list and attack the sources of empty calories. The likely offenders are sweet tea, sugared soda, bread, french fries and chips. Dietitians and weight loss programs also recommend writing down what you eat because it makes you think twice before eating.
  2. Eliminate junk food.

    Eliminating junk food may be all that you need to do if you are drinking regular soda, and are eating “nabs” and potato chips. I often hear, “But I don’t eat much of it.” However, the unwelcome truth is that just a little sugar and starch can turn off your body’s ability to lose weight. Some people, I fear, are very sensitive to sugar, and need to get it out of their lives completely.
  3. Follow a program.

    Lifestyle programs use many different approaches. It is okay to count calories, fat grams or carbohydrate grams to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Other preferences may lead you toward vegetarian or meat-based approaches. Internet support groups, diet books, packaged food programs and work-site groups can all help. (I don’t know of any legitimate lifestyle program that promotes eating “junk food.”)
  4. Seek help if you take medication, or if you can’t do it on your own.

    Some patients tell me that changing what they eat is difficult, even “the hardest thing that that they’ve ever done.” Under medical supervision, medications and “prescription-strength” diets may be necessary to overcome hunger. If you have medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure, these conditions need to be monitored if you are making a major change in your diet.
  5. Have your health measurements checked periodically.

    While there are many recommendations for “healthy eating,” you cannot know what foods are best for you unless you have certain tests checked by your doctor. I see people who are frustrated because even though they are doing everything that they have been told for general healthiness, they look and feel unhealthy. In many instances, the “general recommendations” are not appropriate for individual people.
I have seen “lifestyle therapy” improve or eliminate type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, sleep apnea, asthma and many other health problems that are so common today. Losing weight is just one step toward a healthier lifestyle.

About the Author

Oksana Aron, MD, the Director of the WeightLossNYC Medical Weight Loss Center, and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (www.asbp.org).

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Phentermine safer than Sibutramine

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Oct 9, 2010

Weight Loss Medical News

In previous articles, we've expressed concerns for misleading and dangerous over-the-counter products attempting to market themselves as weight loss remedies.phentermine

Heart Health Risk

The diet medication Meridia is being withdrawn from the market because it can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. We are proud to say that we have never used Meridia in our weight loss program because the risks of heart attack and stroke; with very modest weight loss benefit relative to this high risk. Meridia, also known as sibutramine, has been controversial since its approval in 1997 because it raises blood pressure and heart rate.

Slimming Supplements

The FDA also warned consumers to avoid using Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules, a nutritional supplement sold over the Internet. The agency said the capsules contained excessive amounts of sibutramine, the main ingredient in Meridia. »

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New Obesity Health Risk

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jan 10, 2010

Researchers recently uncovered a reason why obese people have a higher risk for health complications -- a protein called pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) that is secreted by fat cells.

Research on mice shows that if some of PEDF's action are blocked, it may reverse some complications for obese individuals and also opens up new drug opportunities.

PEDF is produced by fat cells in overweight people with higher levels of protein in the bloodstream. The protein can trigger insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes in the bloodstream and liver and also increases risk for heart disease.

However, tests on the obese lab mice found that treatments that blocked PEDF's action resulted in lowering blood fat level and reversed some of their insulin resistance. As the mice lost weight, their PEDF levels fell. --BBC News

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Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Dec 5, 2009

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Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Oct 27, 2009

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Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC

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Get Motivated! We Can Help!

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Aug 15, 2009
Weight loss motivation is an integrated in our comprehensive bariatric program. Motivation is the key to successful weight loss. Learn to improve motivation to develop health, fitness and a great body! These are just some of the many strategies you will be introduced as part of our weight loss program. They are intended to help you to stay motivated and focused on your success.

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Confused About Weight Loss?

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 6, 2009

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Association between Obesity and Colon Cancer

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 1, 2009
Researchers from Michigan State University and Oakland University in Rochester, MI, discovered how leptin, a fat cell-derived hormone, may aid in the progression of colon cancer….The results appear in a paper called Novel Mechanism for Obesity-induced Colon Cancer Progression published in Carcinogenesis….Cells from the mice that carried the Apc mutation when stimulated with leptin produced significantly more vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) than the cells from the other mouse model, according to the investigators….These cells also had higher HUVEC cell proliferation, chemotaxis, upregulation of adhesion proteins, and cell-signaling activation resulting in nuclear factor kappa B nuclear translocation and DNA binding due to VEGF…. — GEN News

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FDA warns against non prescription weight loss pills

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC
The FDA is warning people against taking 28 types of weight loss pills. The tainted products contain potentially dangerous undeclared ingredients, the Food and Drug Administration found, including prescription drugs in levels much higher than the maximum recommended dosage:

The brands are Fatloss Slimming, 2 Day Diet, 3x Slimming Power, Japan Lingzhi 24 Hours Diet, 5x Imelda Perfect Slimming, 3 Day Diet, 7 Day Herbal Slim, 8 Factor Diet, 7 Diet Day/Night Formula, 999 Fitness Essence, Extrim Plus, GMP, Imelda Perfect Slim, Lida DaiDaihua, Miaozi Slim Capsules, Perfect Slim, Perfect Slim 5x, Phyto Shape, ProSlim Plus, Royal Slimming Formula, Slim 3 in 1, Slim Express 360, Slimtech, Somotrim, Superslim, TripleSlim, Zhen de Shou and Venom Hyperdrive 3.0.

Many of the products are marketed as "dietary supplements" and claim to be "natural" or contain only "herbal" ingredients. But the FDA said some of the pills include sibutramine, a controlled substance; rimonabant, a drug not approved for marketing in the U.S.; phenytoin, an anti-seizure medication; and phenolphthalein, a suspected carcinogen.

Many of these products contain medication or chemicals that may raise your blood pressure in the very list and may kill you at the most. Even more a lot of these products (maybe all) have no scientific bases that they actually work.
All the medications that we dispense at our Medical weight loss center are FDA [government] approved and fully endorsed by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and the American Board of Bariatric Medicine.

—Dr Oksana Aron
Medical Director New York weight loss center

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Virus May Cause Obesity

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC
There is accumulating evidence that certain viruses may cause obesity, in essence making obesity contagious, according to Leah D. Whigham, the lead researcher in a new study, “Adipogenic Potential of Multiple Human Adenoviruses In Vivo and In Vitro in Animals,” in the January issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology published by the American Physiological Society.

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Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Incontinence

Author: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Apr 20, 2009
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The New England Journal of Medicine earlier this year published a new study showing the connection between losing weight and incontinence relief.

The clinical trial, which was cited in a New York Times article by Roni Caryn Rabin, of 338 overweight and obese women with incontinence problems who took in a six-month weight loss program discovered that they experienced half the amount of leakage incidents compared to before the program.

The women, who lost an average of 17 pounds, experienced a 47 percent reduction in the number of weekly incontinence episodes, compared to women in the control group, whose weekly episodes dropped by 28 percent, the study found. The women in the comparison group didn't participate in a weight loss program but attended four educational sessions that included information about weight loss, physical activity and healthy eating.

“The really lovely thing about this is not only can women treat their incontinence, but there are a myriad of other healthy benefits like improved blood pressure control, lipids, sleep, libido," said Dr. Leslee L. Subak, first author of the paper and an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco.

“Weight loss should be a first-line recommendation for urinary incontinence," she added.

The study supported the hypothesis that excess weight puts extra pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor, and that a loss in weight will put less pressure on the bladder, Dr. Subak told the New York Times.

Source: The New York Times; Feb 3, 2009

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