This month marks CONCI’S 38th anniversary as central Ohio’s leading expert in weight management. Countless patients over all these years have felt fortunate to have such a unique clinic available to them. How is the Central Ohio Nutrition Center different? The Central Ohio Nutrition Center is a specialty practice that offers a comprehensive program consisting of medical monitoring during weight loss, nutrition education, behavior modification, and exercise advice.
On March 1, Nestle Health Science, owner of the OTIFAST brand, released the greatest overhaul in OPTIFAST products in over a decade. The nutrient changes made were based on research findings as well as consumer demand. These changes should further improve metabolic problems especially in regard to blood sugar control. Any change in the taste of the products is minimal. The new and improved OPTIFAST 800 products are now available. Check out what is new!
The science of weight loss is fascinating, but has been often misunderstood. In a paper published in the British Medical Journal in December 2014, the authors describe the metabolic process of weight loss. The researchers showed that during weight loss, 84% of the fat that is lost turns into carbon dioxide and leaves the body through the lungs, whereas the remaining 16% becomes water, which is excreted in urine, feces, sweat, breath, tears and other bodily fluids.
The doctors of the Central Ohio Nutrition Center met in January to review the latest literature on Obesity Treatment. Present at the meeting were Dr. Edward Baltes, Dr. Robert May, Dr. Tom Broyles, Dr. Judy Loper, Dr. Judy Brown, Dr. Cameron Hodge, and nurse Stacey Molle. Medical monitoring of patients on very low calorie diets (Optifast) was the main topic of the meeting.
Kathy Barrows, Ph.D, RDN, Nutrtion Director of the CONCI Grove City office recently attended The 9th Annual Obesity Summit at Cleveland Clinic. Over 30% of the world’s population is now overweight or obese. 13% of the obese in the world live in the U.S. There were topics on new web based mobile tools for physical activity, health and wellness, the role of whole grains in reducing blood pressure, new drugs for the treatment of obesity.