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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Psychiatric drug use could be reduced by 98 percent, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“I believe we could reduce our current usage of psychotropic drugs by 98% and at the same time improve people‚Äôs mental health and survival (see Chapter 14),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

“The most important reason for the current drug disaster it is that leading psychiatrists have allowed the drug industry to corrupt their academic discipline and themselves.”

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

There is a Huge Epidemic of drug overuse with SSRI’s, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“We have repeated the same mistakes with the SSRIs that we made with benzodiazepines, and before them with barbiturates,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

“We have created a huge epidemic of drug overuse with just as many drug addicts on SSRIs as on benzodiazepines (see Chapter 12).”

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Psychiatrists Think Psychiatric Drugs Are Effective, Patients Do NOT, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“[Double-blind studies] have rather consistently shown that it is the psychiatrists that think their drugs are effective, not the patients (see Chapter 3),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

It Is Doubtful Whether Antidepressants Are Effective For Depression, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“Cochrane reviews have shown that it is doubtful whether antidepressants are effective for depression (see Chapter 3) and whether antipsychotics are effective for schizophrenia (see Chapter 6),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

SSRI’s Kill One Of 28 People Above 65 Years Of Age Treated For One Year, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“The facts are that SSRI’s kill one of 28 people above 65 years of age treated for one year; that half of the patients get sexual side effects; and that half of the patients have difficulty stopping antidepressants because they become dependent on them (see Chapter 3),” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Many People Suffer Disabling Symptoms For Years Following Antidepressant Withdrawal, Peter Gotzsche

“Furthermore, members of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry explained in Lancet Psychiatry that British withdrawal-support charities report alarming numbers of people suffering disabling symptoms for multiple years following withdrawal from antidepressants,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 1 Introduction of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Prescriptions for antidepressants written in 3 minutes or less, Peter Gotzsche, MD

“A 1993 study in the United States by the Rand Corporation showed that: Over half the physicians wrote prescriptions after discussing depression with patients for three minutes or less,” writes Prof. Peter C. Gotzsche, MD in Chapter 2 What does it mean to be mentally ill? of his excellent book Deadly Psychiatry and Organised Denial.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

SMOKING CESSATION

Smokers who quit smoking gain an average of 6.3 lbs after 3 months

Smokers who quit smoking gain an average of 6.3 lbs after 3 months according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain was similar for people using various drugs to help them quit.

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SMOKING CESSATION

Smokers who quit smoking gain an average of 9.3 lbs after 6 months

Smokers who quit smoking gain an average of 9.3 lbs after 6 months according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain was similar for people using various drugs to help them quit.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 3:55 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

Smokers who quit smoking gain an average of 10.3 lbs after 12 months

Smokers who quit smoking gain an average of 10.3 lbs after one year according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain was similar for people using various drugs to help the quit.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 3:40 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

One in six (16%) smokers who quit smoking have lost weight after 12 months

One in six (16%) smokers who quit smoking have lost weight after one year according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain or loss was similar for people using various drugs to help them quit.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 3:30 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

Roughly one-third of smokers (37%) who quit smoking gained less than 11 lbs after one year

Roughly one-third of smokers (37%) who quit smoking gained less than 11 lbs after one year according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain or loss was similar for people using various drugs to help them quit.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 3:20 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

Roughly one-third of smokers (34%) who quit smoking gained 11-22 lbs after one year

Roughly one-third of smokers (34%) who quit smoking gained 11-22 lbs after one year according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain or loss was similar for people using various drugs to help them quit.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 3:10 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

One-eighth of smokers (13%) who quit smoking gained more than 22 lbs after one year

Roughly one-eighth of smokers (13%) who quit smoking gained more than 22 lbs after one year according to a recent analysis of 62 studies by researchers from France.

Weight gain or loss was similar for people using various drugs to help them quit.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 3:00 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, June 23, 2011

SMOKING

Quitting smoking associated with 5.2 lbs weight gain over 4 years

Quitting smoking was associated with a weight gain of 5.2 pounds over 4 years according to a study by Harvard researchers.

(Being a former smoker was associated with a weight gain of only 0.1 pounds.) Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 23, 2011 8:10 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

NICOTINE

Smoking increases metabolism

High-nicotine cigarettes increase metabolism more than low nicotine cigarettes according to one study. Resting metabolism increased 6.8 percent after one cigarette of either the high (1.74 mg nicotine) or low nicotine (0.8 mg). However, after several cigarettes metabolism increased more with the high-nicotine cigarettes than the low ones -- an increase in metabolism of of 9.8% versus 5.9 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 08, 2010 6:48 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

NICOTINE

Smoking cessation increases calorie intake 412 calories per day, nicotine patch reduces 513 calories

Six weeks after stopping smoking, calorie intake had increased by an average of 412 calories per day compared to when they were smoking according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 7:22 am | [0] comments

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SMOKING

Average weight gain after a person stops smoking: 11 lbs for women, 13 lbs for men

The average weight gain when a person stops smoking is roughly 11 pounds for a woman of average height (5-feet-4), and 13 pounds for a man of average height (5-feet-9) according to a new study from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.

This is more than previously reported. The reason for this is that this study looked at weight gain over a longer period of time. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 8:54 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

SMOKING

Children whose mothers smoked while pregnant have 1.5 to 2 times greater risk of obesity

The risk of obesity is 1.5 to 2-fold greater in children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy notes a new paper on endocrine disrupters as causes of obesity by Bruce Blumberg from the University of California Irvine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 12:38 pm | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

SMOKING CESSATION

Smoking cessation responsible for 1/6 of increase in overweight among men, 1/4 among women

Smoking cessation is responsible for an estimated one-fourth of the increase in the prevalence of overweight among women, and one-sixth of the increase in men according to a 1995 study.

The average weight gain after 10 years following smoking cessation was 9.7 pound for men, and 11 pounds for women.

Smokers who had quit smoking in the previous 10 years were twice as likely to become overweight as those who had never smoked -- 2.4 times as likely for men who had stopped smoking, and 2 times as likely for women who had stopped smoking. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 09, 2008 1:39 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

Since 1995, obesity in the US increased from 23% to 32% while smoking decreased from 25% to 21%

"[T]he prevalence of smoking in the United States fell from 24.7% in 1995 to 20.8% in 2005, whereas obesity rates have increased from 23.3% in the 1988–1994 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to 32.1% in the 2001–2004 survey," Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 09, 2008 1:27 pm | [0] comments

SMOKING CESSATION

Since 1970, obesity in the US has increased 50% while smoking has decreased 44%

"Adult obesity rates in the United States have increased by more than 50%, whereas tobacco use among adults decreased by about 44% since 1970," noted Dr. C. A. Robb from the University of Alabama in a recent paper regarding weight gain following smoking cessation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 09, 2008 1:25 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LIFESPAN

Obesity shortens lifespan of men by 5 years, women by 10 years

Obesity shortens the lifespan of men by an average of 5 years and of women by 10 years according to a study from the National Institute of Public Health in Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2007 5:50 am | [0] comments

Friday, April 06, 2007

SMOKING

Smokers are 37% less likely to be obese

People who smoke are 37 percent less likely to be obese than people who do not smoke according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 06, 2007 2:46 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

SMOKING

Ex-heavy smokers 42% more likely to be obese than those who have never smoked

Ex-heavy smokers are 42 percent more likely to be obese than those who have never smoked, and current light smokers are 54 percent less likely to be obese according to a study from Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Dec 05, 2006 2:01 am | [0] comments

Monday, June 19, 2006

SMOKING

Less than 5% of the US population both smokes and are obese

"In 2002, 23.5% of [U.S.] adults were obese, 22.7% smoked, and 4.7% smoked and were obese," concluded a study published in the British Medical Journal. The total number of people affected are 9 million. "Although the proportion of adults who smoke and are obese is relatively low, this subgroup is concentrated among lower socioeconomic groups." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 19, 2006 3:24 am | [1] comments

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

PORTUGAL

Obesity in Portugal increased from 10.3% to 11.5% in men, 12.7% to 14.2% in women

The prevalence of obesity in Portugal from 1995-96 to 1998-99 increased in men from 10.3 percent to 11.5 percent, and in women from 12.7 percent to 14.2 percent according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 10, 2005 2:57 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

SMOKING

Former male heavy smokers 5 times more likely to become obese

Men who used to smoke 31 or more cigarettes per day were 5 times more likely to become obese than men who had never smoked according to a new study from the University of Greifswald in Greifswald, Germany. This was not true for women. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 06, 2005 6:41 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 20, 2005

SMOKING

Former male smokers roughly 8 lbs heavier than men who have never smoked

Men who used to smoke cigarettes are an average of 8 pounds heavier than men who never smoked or men who currently smoke according to a study from Germany. Women who used to smoke were found to be no heavier on average than women who had never smoked. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 20, 2005 6:40 am | [0] comments

Sunday, February 20, 2005

MENTAL ILLNESS

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression, 2.6 times more likely to be obese

People with severe mental illness are 1.7 times more likely to be overweight, and 2.6 times more likely to be obese than the general population according to a study from Kentucky. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Feb 20, 2005 8:23 pm | [0] comments

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Smoking among young adults associated with history of trying to lose weight

"Tobacco use is strongly associated with a lifetime history of recurrent intentional major weight-loss episodes in early adulthood," according to a study from the University of Helsinki in Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 03, 2004 11:47 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Exercise can reduce smoking cessation weight gain

MIDDLE-AGED WOMEN who stop smoking gain an average of 5.3 lbs. According to a study from Harvard, moderate exercise can reduce this gain to 4 lbs and more intense exercise further reduces it to a weight gain of 2.9 lbs. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 28, 2004 4:40 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 19, 2004

Smoking’s effect on weight

THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN smoking and relative body weight differs by level of education according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 19, 2004 1:47 pm | [0] comments

Friday, March 26, 2004

Smoking has minimal impact on weight in young

Blacks gain more weight after they stop smoking according to the results of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 26, 2004 8:45 am | [0] comments
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