Waist Circumference

Waist Circumference Waist circumference in adults is a very good indicator of visceral fat and is a far better predictor than BMI (body mass index)

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Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet Ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate diet mostly being used for weight loss. There is not one “standard” ketogenic diet with a specific

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Percentage Weight Loss Benefits

Percentage Weight Loss Benefits A 5% total body weight loss (TBWL) is generally accepted as a clinically meaningful amount. For a 100kg person this would

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Hypertension Australian guidelines state that hypertension is defined as a blood pressure of greater than 140/90mmHg. Hypertension rarely presents with symptoms; it’s often diagnosed as

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Bariatric Surgery Criteria

Bariatric Surgery Criteria The general medical guidelines for weight loss surgery have recently changed and are based on BMI (Body Mass Index). To be eligible

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Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index Body Mass Index (BMI) is a tool that is used in healthcare to assess one of the components of your overall health

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How the Brain Controls Weight

How the Brain Controls Weight The brain plays a central role in the regulation of weight. There are two systems within the brain that play

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The Pancreas

The Pancreas The pancreas is a small but very important organ. It lives in your abdominal cavity tucked behind your stomach in the nook of

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common hormonal condition that affects women of childbearing age. PCOS is thought to be present

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Adipose and the Heart

Adipose and the Heart Let’s get technical and explore the relationship between adipose tissue (fat cells) and the heart. The outermost layer of the heart

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Very Low Calorie Diets

Very Low Calorie Diets A VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) is a nutritionally complete meal that contains 800 calories or less per day. Meals can

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Weight Regain After Surgery

Weight Regain After Surgery Have you had bariatric surgery in the past but feel like you’re lacking the right long term support? Having surgery is

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Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery Gastric bypass surgery is where the stomach is made into a small pouch and the small intestine is rerouted in order for

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Exercise Guidelines

Exercise Guidelines Exercise and reduction of sedentary activity plays an important role not only for weight management but for our general health and wellbeing, too.

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Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a common condition associated with overweight and obesity, but a lesser known lung condition also associated with

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Weight Loss Options

Weight Loss Options At MedSurg Weight Loss we strive to provide comprehensive and respectful care to all of our patients. We take the time to

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Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is the strongest weight loss treatment available and is incredibly successful at facilitating significant weight loss.  Further to this,

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Maintaining Weight Loss

Maintaining Weight Loss Our bodies are genetically programmed for weight. There are thousands of different genes that program our bodies that contribute to our likelihood

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Bariatric Operating Time

Bariatric Operating Time Have you ever wondered how long it takes to perform Bariatric Surgery? It’s actually quite a quick and simple procedure. Performed laparoscopically,

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Weight Loss Injections

Weight Loss Injections There are several prescription medications available in Australia to treat overweight and obesity. When used in combination with dietary changes and regular

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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet The Mediterranean diet has gained popularity worldwide for its delicious flavors and numerous health benefits. This diet emphasises whole foods, plant-based ingredients,

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