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Lose Weight While You Sleep

Summary: Could this possibly be true? Cardiologist and author, Dr. Tim Fischell says yes... you CAN lose weight while you sleep.
Air Date: 11/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Tim Fischell, MD
Dr.Tim Fischell is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University and Medical Director of the Department of Cardiovascular Research as well as Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Borgess Heart Institute in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also has an active practice as an interventional cardiologist at the Heart Center For Excellence in Kalamazoo.

After receiving his medical degree from Cornell University Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Fischell completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University in Boston, and then completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California. He was on the faculty at Stanford for five years, and then Director of the cardiac cath labs and interventional cardiology at Vanderbilt University from 1992-1996.

Dr. Fischell is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology. He is the inventor or co-inventor of more than 80 patented medical devices. He has served as principal investigator for three National Institutes of Health grants, as well as several other research grants. Dr. Fischell has presented more than 200 papers in the United States and abroad. A member of the editorial board of Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine,Journal of Invasive Cardiology, and the Journal of Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Fischell has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and more than 27 book chapters. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Thorax Center Andreas Gruntzig Award for Inventor of the Year in 1997.  He has had a longstanding interest in health and fitness and the effects on heart disease. Most recently he has authored the health and fitness book Burn Calories While You Sleep; Change Your Metabolism to be Thin, Fit, Healthy and Live Longer, with forward by Dr. Dean Ornish.
Lose Weight While You Sleep
As you reach your 30s, 40s and beyond, your fitness level decreases and your weight starts to slowly increase.

You can combat this by eating healthier and keeping your exercise in check.

But, what if there was just one more thing you could do to ensure you don't have to buy a pant size up? Could you actually lose weight while you sleep?

Cardiologist and author, Dr. Tim Fischell, says yes! He joins Dr. Leigh to discuss his new book, Burn Calories While You Sleep, and talks about how you can be thin, fit and healthy and how you may actually live longer.