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Medical articles on obesity.

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Monday, 23 March 2015 11:27

Developing Willpower – Part 1

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Many dieters come into our clinic saying they just have no willpower, like it's something they are born with. News flash! Willpower is not a characteristic you are born with, it's a set of skills that you develop. Whether you are dieting solo, using a lap-band or using a specified medical diet plan you need to develop a skill set for willpower. Here are a few important thoughts on the subject to help you develop that seemingly illusive quality.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:19

Happy St Patrick's Day: The Leprechaun

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Being St. Patrick's day here's a little 'Green Day' trivia for you. Did you know the a leprechaun is an Irish fairy? Supposedly he resembles a small, old man approximately two feet tall and usually dressed like a shoemaker. He wears a cocked hat and a leather apron. And he isn't even a very friendly dude either, a leprechaun is known to be aloof and unfriendly, lives alone, and passes his time making shoes.

Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:46

Dieting or Surgery?

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We all know that obesity rates keeps increasing. Sad but true many people lose weight in the short term but many end up regaining all the weight back within four to five years or even less. The medical community is trying to fight back with new surgical procedures that claim surgery might be the final answer to this.

Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:02

What Are The Risks Of Childhood Obesity?

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Obesity means having too much body fat. Obesity increases the risk of health problems. Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have tripled since the 1980s. Our children face an unprecedented risk.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 13:10

What Is A Calorie?

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What is a calorie, and why is it important to weight loss? How many calories should you eat? Are diet and exercise enough to lose weight? Here is some basic information about calories and their role in weight management.

Are exercise and diet enough? Now that obesity has been recognized as a disease by the AMA, the medical community is adding its opinion to the mix.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 08:12

Largest Study Links Genetics To Obesity

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A new study from the University of Michigan finds more evidence of links between genetics and obesity. In the largest study of its kind, genetic samples from over 300,000 people were analyzed. Scientists found 140 genes that were associated with obesity, including how and where fat is stored in the body.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 12:31

New Obesity Study Misses The Mark

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A new review of scientific data published this week in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings claims that added sugars are the primary driver of diabetes. According to lead study author James DiNicolantonio, a research scientist at St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, "It's refined carbs and added sugars that lead to insulin resistance and diabetes, which leads to high insulin levels, which drives obesity."

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:13

Obesity Can Steal Up To 20 Healthy-Life Years

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According to a new study published in medical journal The Lancet, obesity can take nearly a decade off your life. In terms of "healthy life years" without obesity-related diseases (diabestes, hypertension), the number is twice as high.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:01

Five Tips For Losing Weight in the New Year

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The new year is upon us. For would-be dieters, it can be a new beginning, or a return to old habits. Many of us who could benefit from healthy eating habits have already made commitments and fallen off the wagon. Why? Because change is difficult. The good news: once you begin your weight loss journey, things get easier.

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