Diseases caused by fat, part one. March 2, 2008Posted by phledge in fat, medical school, yellow bile.
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Studying for a clinical systems quiz to be administered tomorrow. Did not attend this lecture on diseases of the esophagus. Behold!
Lifestyle changes to reduce reflux: Elevate head of bed. Avoid food/liquid 2-3 hr. before bed. Avoid fatty, spicy food. Avoid smoking, alcohol. Weight loss.
Brrhuhwhat? I do believe that in comments I have addressed the fact that my faculty, bless their hearts (and I’ve been told that in the South when one says that phrase it means that the blessee is about to be totally slammed), think fat is responsible for the Usual Suspects: type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, apnea, gallstones, osteoarthritis, blah blah fatty blah. So WTF does fat have to do with GERD? The mind boggles. Our next block will focus on central nervous system diseases and I can hardly wait for someone to tell me that headaches, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer, and depression are caused by teh fat.
I have to get back to studying this horseshit. Rest assured that I do not buy a single swizzlestick of it.