I use only "evidence-based" care for my patients. This means that my care is based upon the latest scientific evidence as published in peer-reviewed major bio-medical literature and not upon mere theory, ideology or tradition. When new studies clearly demonstrate a better approach to weight control, I have always and will ever continue to modify the advice and therapy I offer my patients.
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Finally: here are some words that I wrote twenty years ago as a young doctor :
"On my first day of medical school, the whole class
received a lecture from the dean. He began by telling us that we were about to
embark on a great journey of learning that would forever change the way we see
But he also warned us that "half of what we are going
to teach you will one day be proven wrong." As the laughter subsided, he
added: "the worst part of it is that we have no idea which half."
I face the same problem in trying to write meaningfully
about obesity and weight control. As a medical specialty, Bariatrics (medical
weight control) is still in its infancy. Serious quality research into the
subject is relatively new. Half of what is in this book may one day be proven
Despite this, good things are happening. Obesity research is
finally moving ahead full steam in this country and in Europe. After decades of
inattention, the federal government, drug companies and some of the nation’s
best scientists are now bringing their considerable talents to bear on learning
more about this illness and its treatments. This is a time of incredible change
I believe that within my lifetime, obesity will likely
become a treatable, perhaps even curable illness. This will come about because
of the insights medical research is giving us today.
One of my goals in writing this book (website) is to keep my patients
and other interested readers abreast of all these remarkable changes.
Unfortunately, this is not easy. I began writing this book (website) two years ago, and
since then, I have had to re-write entire chapters in order to accommodate huge
changes in the field.
You the reader of this book shall have two responsibilities.
First, to update it when needed (we will give you the updates) and second to
heed the words of my old dean.
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