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Paul Sarmiento MD, Author at Scottsdale Weight Loss

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People struggling with weight need intensive multicomponent behavioral and medical intervention. Not enough people are getting the help they need. It’s not even close. Stokes et al 1 outlined a cascade of engagement from perceiving oneself as overweight, desiring to lose weight, attempting to lose weight, seeking care from a healthcare professional for obesity, and […]

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. It can be divided into 2 types. Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) is characterized by isolated steatosis. Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is more aggressive and is characterized by cell injury, inflammation, ballooning of the hepatocyte and may lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. At the root of NAFLD is an unhealthy lifestyle and obesity. Weight loss is the only known treatment at present. [Read more]