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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 […]

  Obesity or overweight occurs when there is an imbalance between the caloric intake and the energy burnt. The prevalence of childhood obesity has been on the increase in the last decade. In England, the data from the National Child Measurement Programme show that at the start of the primary school almost 1 in 5 […]

We know that with increasing weight people can develop a number of medical and psychological problems. People who have a high body mass index, that is who are obese are more prone to develop certain medical conditions like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, heart attack, stroke, polycystic ovary syndrome, cancers and a number of other […]

Our society, with the western diet that is high in fat, cholesterol, sugar and abundant in processed foods, is an environment that promotes obesity, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Additionally, these factors are not without an impact on the development of autoimmune diseases. Our immune system is designed to rid of foreign invaders like bacteria […]

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