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DR. BERGER’S BLOG

SERVING BEVERLY HILLS AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Traveling in China This Week

The Great Wall of China – I hope to see this in person, too! The Forbidden City – I’ll be site seeing here during my trip I’ll be sure to post some photos when I return, but my posts will be scarce this week because I’m in China presenting a… Read More

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Dysport Goes After Botox, Head-On

In the U.S., Botox has been King-of-the-Hill for fighting facial lines and wrinkles for 20 years. A new contender, used successfully for years in Europe,  looks like it’s about to give Botox a run for its money! Called Dysport (pronounced “diss-port”) this slightly different formulation of botulinum toxin type A… Read More

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Food Choices Supersede Genetics

A recent study has revealed that though a genetic predisposition to obesity creates a risk for obesity 2.5 times higher than for A low-fat diet is most always a good idea. those with no predisposition, this “fat gene” is effectively neutralized for those who follow a low-fat, nutrient-rich diet! This… Read More

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Insulin Resistance Improved with Exercise

A new study shows that moderate exercise alone, without weight loss, will improve insulin resistance in both lean and obese adolescents.  Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas that permits glucose to enter cells to be used for energy or stored for future use by the body. From Because… Read More

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Bad News for Your Sweet Tooth and Waist-Line

Artificial Sweeteners are no friend to dieters. Contrary to popular belief, replacing sugary snacks with those sweetened artificially do not help with weight loss. According to a recent study, artificial sweeteners are not helpful for losing weight because your body cannot really tell the difference. The  researcher identified specific cells… Read More

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HGH Has Legitimate Uses

Welcome to the new blog! Manny Ramirez, suspended for use of HGH If you’re a fan of Major League Baseball,  you would have to go out of your way to avoid news about baseball players’ or athletes’ use of Human Growth Hormone (HGH). A slew of players have been suspended… Read More

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AMA Urges Curbs on Sugar Consumption

Today I wanted to share the latest American Medical Association recommendation that we limit our sugar consumption. Better late than never, I say, and if this is what it takes to get people to adopt a healthier lifestyle, then Bravo, AMA. The recommended intake for women is 100 calories, or… Read More

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Obesity Shrinks Your Brain Shortens Your Life

Health professionals have known for decades about the severe health problems caused by obesity, and the cost of obesity to society and industry is a big part of the current health care debate.  Two recent studies shows, however, that the price of obesity to the patient is even higher than… Read More

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