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High BMI & High Cholesterol: An Unhealthy Couple

Published on September 12, 2013 by

September is here and chances are you’re in the midst of back-to-school activities, a new football season and the new fall line-up of TV shows. You may even be dreaming of cooler temperatures and the crispness that comes with the season. But September hosts what is arguably an even more important topic that requires your […]

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Cause and Effect: What a High BMI Means for Your Heart

Published on July 31, 2013 by

Let’s get to the heart of the matter, shall we? Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and a recent genetic study now shows that elevated body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese people isn’t simply linked to heart failure – it has been proven to cause it. BMI is […]

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Obesity and Fertility: Not Solely a Woman’s Issue

Published on January 31, 2013 by

In the last few months, several clinical studies have painted a frightening portrait of fertility for the obese man. Looking at the rise in overall Body Mass Index (BMI) in male patients throughout the United States, researchers have observed a strong connection between the increase in BMI and declining fertility rates. Often thought by the […]

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FDA Advisory Committee’s New Recommendation

Published on December 9, 2010 by

The advisory committee for the FDA met last week to discuss changing the recommendation for patients desiring adjustable banding ( lap band) Currently the criteria requires that patients have a BMI of 40, or BMI of 35 with a serious co-morbidity to qualify for surgery. The new recommendations are to lower the BMI requirements to […]

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Morbid Obesity

Published on August 25, 2010 by

Ever wonder why we call it “Morbid Obesity” ? Morbid obesity is defined as having a BMI over 40, ( or weighing approximately 100 pounds over your ideal weight) There are over 300,000 deaths every year in this country that are associated with morbid obesity Diet and exercise are successful 2% of the time once […]

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