Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD

Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD

Bartlit Beck LLP

Denver, Colorado

Mr. Bartlit is the founder of Bartlit Beck (Chicago and Denver), a firm described by the National Law Journal as “the nation’s hottest defense boutique, with a roster of litigation stars.” The National Law Journal also described Mr. Bartlit as “personally one of the most successful corporate litigators ever, with a long history of big wins.” He has tried cases in 24 different states, the Virgin Islands, and Scotland. He represented President George W. Bush in the election contest filed by former Vice President Al Gore in Tallahassee, Florida, contesting the results of the 2000 Presidential election in Florida. Mr. Bartlit recently completed a successful defense of the ciprofloxacin patent (Cipro), the world’s leading broad-spectrum antibiotic and well-known anti-anthrax drug. For the past decade, he has developed increasingly novel and powerful computerized trial demonstratives, which have been used in numerous trials of issues ranging from patent to antitrust to securities litigation.

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Articles by Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD

Fred’s Verdict: The Role of Obesity in Negative Health Outcomes

Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD, founder of Bartlit Beck LLP and co-founder of StrongPath, talks with Wesley Smith, PhD, Chair of the Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Program at the University of Miami and the Chief of Product Development for StrongPath, about the role of obesity, in particular visceral obesity, in negative health outcomes. Fred leads with new information about obesity being a serious risk factor in severe COVID-19 cases. He states that obese patients are being hospitalized with COVID-19 at three times the rate of non-obese patients. Noting that obesity has long been linked to myriad comorbid conditions, Wesley highlights the importance of looking at visceral obesity, which is the deeper fat around internal organs and stems largely from inactivity and a highly processed diet. He further observes that the current standard for categorizing body composition, BMI, should be reconsidered. For example, a change in BMI may not be directly related to a healthy loss in weight, especially if a patient experiences a corresponding loss in strength. Wesley advocates for a simple waist circumference measurement because this measure is correlated with an increased risk of metabolic disease and cardiovascular disease. For men this means a waist circumference measuring 40 inches or higher and for women it is 35 inches or higher. He adds that metabolic obesity is a key component of a pre-diabetic state. Fred concludes by advising an emphasis on strength-building over just weight loss as this focuses on empowering individuals to seek positive gains.

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Fred’s Verdict: Exercise as a Replacement for “Fight or Flight” and Its Impact on Brain Health

Fred H. Bartlit, Jr., JD, founder of Bartlit Beck LLP and co-founder of StrongPath, talks with Wesley Smith, PhD, Chair of the Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Program at the University of Miami and the Chief of Product Development for StrongPath, about the effects of exercise on brain health as well as the physiological benefits of how exercise mimics the body’s “fight or flight” response. Fred discusses research indicating that exercise is an essential component of brain health, as well as influencing and improving numerous biological processes. Dr. Smith breaks down how the evolutionary “fight or flight” response to stress actually has a positive impact on health and how exercise mimics that stress in a world with fewer threats. He also details the physiological processes resulting from exercise that can impact brain health.

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Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging

Fred Bartlit, a renowned trial lawyer with 60 years of experience, explains the science behind exercising to combat sarcopenia. During this discussion with E. David Crawford, MD, he summarizes the main points of his book Choosing the StrongPath: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging.

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