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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has claimed more than 1.25 million human lives since December 2019. Almost 50 million people have had a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection to date, the clinical spectrum of which ranges from symptomatic infection to severe COVID-19 with critical illness. Obesity is a risk factor for worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19 and consequences can be life threatening as overweight people are […]

More people are troubled with weight gain. Despite several diets, meal replacements, medications and increasing knowledge on healthy eating, the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide . Scientists across the globe are working hard to bring in effective medications for sustained weight loss. Medications which are now licensed to be used in the UK for […]

As the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, we are sadly seeing an increase in childhood obesity. More parents are now seeking help for their obese children. The prevalence of obesity related complications like type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, gall stones, arthritis, psychological issues and sleep disorders is on the rise. In addition to […]

We all know that to lose weight you have to “eat less and exercise more”. This has been constantly drummed to us. However, the prevalence of obesity in the western world more so in the UK and USA are still on the rise. There are several reasons for weight gain. Foresight report published more than […]

There is an increasing prevalence of obesity and type2 diabetes despite several government led interventions and diets. This clearly shows that knowledge of healthy eating and increasing activity does not help. There has been an exponential increase in research looking into effective weight loss medications. People have different hunger pattern, metabolism and genes and hence […]

  Most women struggle to lose weight after the age of 50, more so after menopause. There are several reasons why menopausal women struggle to lose weight.   Menopausal women have to go through a number of hormonal changes which affects their physical body.    The predominant hormones involved in menopause include    Oestrogen Progesterone […]

A new medication called Setmelanotide has been approved in the US by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration). FDA is an organisation of the department of health and human services which works to protect the public health by ensuring safety, efficacy and security of all human and veterinary medications.  Setmelanotide and its trade name Imcivree, has […]

  The Chance that a person with obesity (HIGH BMI) will develop severe COVID-19 is high regardless of age, sex, ethnicity and the presence of co-morbidities such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and heart or lung disease, according to a Brazilian study.   Please click here to read more… https://www.bariatricnews.net/nodeobesity-implies-risk-covid-19-regardless-other-patients-factors   Click here to watch […]

Semaglutide for weight loss Recent research shows that semaglutide is an effective medication for weight loss. Semaglutide however has not yet been licensed for obesity. Semaglutide can be used for weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes and trade name is ozempic. Once the licence for semagalutide for weight loss is available the trade […]

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