Health

Start The Conversation – Treating Obesity Treats Disease

BODY MASS INDEX Over 5 million Australians suffer from obesity. Obesity can be treated. Sometimes people don’t seek treatment because they think, “It doesn’t apply to me. I carry some...


Start The Conversation – Planning a Family

OBESITY AND FERTILITY When it comes to fertility, time is not on your side. You want to everything you can do increase the chances of having a healthy baby with...


Start The Conversation – For Your Family

INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH It’s been said that we spend our health to gain our wealth, and then spend our wealth to regain our health. We work too many hours,...


Start The Conversation

OBESITY IS A DISEASE Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization now recognizes that obesity is a...


Why BMI is Used as a Starting Point in the Surgical Management of Obesity

Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in Australia. It is therefore important to be able to easily identify people who are most...


Weight Loss Surgery… It’s not just about the Surgery

Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia. Obesity has become the single biggest threat to public health in Australia. The obesity crisis...


Dr Jordaan Launches “Start the Conversation” Community Health Campaign

Gold Coast specialist surgeon Dr Jacobus Jordaan has launched a new community engagement campaign to educate the public on the dangers of obesity and help break down the barriers to...


When Diets Don’t Work

Anybody who has ever tried to lose weight, especially a significant amount of weight, knows that it is like trying to swim upstream against a strong current. Even with a...


Study Links 13 Cancer Types to Obesity

This week the Australian Medical Association sent a notice to doctors stating eight further types of cancer have now been strongly linked to having excess weight or obesity, bringing the...


The Benefits of Bariatric Surgery – Beyond Weight Loss

Obesity is no longer considered just a cosmetic issue, brought on by a lack of self-discipline. The World Health Organisation now recognises that obesity is a chronic progressive disease associated...