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Treating Obesity Treats Disease

Treating Obesity Treats PCOS and Improves Fertility People with obesity are more likely to have infertility, and they are less likely to benefit from fertility treatment. Obesity can also cause...


Guidelines on smoking in the peri-operative period

  Smoking worsens surgical outcome.  This has been demonstrated in over 300 studies. People who smoke are at increased risk of peri-operative respiratory, cardiac and wound related complications.  Quitting smoking...


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

While I have no objection to a piece of chocolate on occasion, here’s a beautifully healthy treat to share with your loved ones! Simply slice the watermelon thickly and use...


Keep the rituals, say good-bye to the kilos

Undergoing weight loss surgery means still celebrating all those wonderful events that revolve around food, such as Christmas and New Years, but without the weight gain. A few tweaks may...


Top 10 motives to seek weight loss surgery

The factors that motivate people to seek surgical solutions for weight loss can, and should, be used to form accurate clinical assessments and sustainable treatment plans. This understanding can help...


The Ethics of Affordable Weight Loss Surgery – by Dr Jorrie Jordaan

Learn more about Streamline Sleeve Low cost bariatric surgery is a contentious issue, to say the least. While performing the surgery itself can be a technically simple task, that is...


Surgery is not ‘the easy way out’ – Roxanne’s Story

Roxanne went from a size 10 to a size 22 in a short space of time. She was unemployed and becoming more anti-social by the day when her Aunt suggested...


New Findings on Junk Food

Think about how different life would be if you felt full and satisfied after consuming a small portion of nutritionally dense food ... According to new research, Australian households are...


From Plus Size to Petite – Leonne’s Weight Loss Story

My name is Leonne Boyd-Skinner. I have multiple sclerosis and have been in and out of a wheelchair for many years, putting on 5kg each time I was wheelchair bound. At...


Recent Study Links Carbonated Drinks to Weight Gain

A recent study has shown that carbonated drinks may be linked to weight gain. The study, conducted by a research team from the Birzeit University in Palestine, used lab rats...