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Archive for October, 2010

Promising News About Diabetes

Check out this article on MSN http://health.msn.com/health-topics/diabetes/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100264187>1=31010 From our experience we do see an improvement in glucose control, if not a resolution of diabetes. Promising results.

Hypertension and Obesity

Recent research shows that nearly two-thirds of people who suffer from obesity are at risk for developing hypertension. The exact cause is unknown, but what is known is that obesity affects hormonal levels in our bodies, and that the worst affected is the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system. This system is responsible for controlling blood volume, the level […]

Obesity is a Disease

NIH defines obesity as a chronic, relapsing medical disease. There is a popular misconception that obesity is a weakness, that the patient should be able to control it. But let’s compare obesity to a couple of other chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes. With diabetes or hypertension, a patient will improve with the proper medications, […]

Excuses to make poor food choices

To be a successful surgical weight loss patient, you have to make major changes in lifestyle and behavior. Not only do you have to make the changes, but you have to be committed to sticking to them People often start out very gung ho,only to fall prey to some of the following excuses: I am […]

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