The debate on whether the calories that
people with or without diabetes drink help to make us feel full isn't
over. But the evidence that they don't is mounting. My preliminary article, " Drinking Calories," appeared here last September. At that time I reported on the finding of obesity researcher Barbara Rolls.
“Calorie intake increased significantly when people drank a beverage
containing 150 calories with lunch, compared to when they had a
calorie-free beverage.” Now
researchers are learning even more about how the calories that we drink
don't promote satiety. Even the country's top nutrition expert, Walter
C. Willett, M.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, is on board.
MEDLINE credits him for more than 1,000 professional articles. But his
work that really impressed me was his non-technical book, Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy (Simon & Schuster, 2001). "There does seem
to be something about drinking calories in the form of sodas that just
doesn't generate the st...
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) during or after a meal. A ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus opens and closes to allow food to enter the stomach. This ring of muscle is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). This sphincter opens to release gas (burping) after meals in normal infants, children, and adults. When the sphincter opens in infants, the stomach contents often go up the esophagus and out the mouth (spitting up or vomiting). GER can also occur when babies cough, cry, or strain. Most infants with GER are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. Symptoms GER occurs often in normal infants. More than half of all babies experience reflux in the first 3 months of life. An infant with GER may experience these symptoms: Spitting Vomiting Coughing Irritability Poor feeding Blood in the stools Only a small number of infants have severe symptoms due to GER. Mo...
Todd D. Eisner, M.D. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Eisner received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He received his Medical Degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Eisner completed his Internal Medicine Residency at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York, and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the same institution. Dr. Eisner completed his fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. He has publications in the Journal of the American College of Gastroenterology on Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis and Colon Cancer. He has been in practice since 1995 in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. Dr. Eisner has served as the Chief of the Department of Endoscopy at Delray Medical Center since 2000. Dr. Eisner has distinguished himself in the community b...
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