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We do not prescribe or stock Phentermine (Duromine® / Panbesy® / Ionamin®), as it is not part of our weight management program.
Join our weight loss program to manage your obesity. For effective slimming and weight management.
Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer. As a result, suffering and a reduced life expectancy.
Body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight.
BMI = weight (kg) / height2 (m2)
- optimal weight is a BMI between 18.5 and 22.9,
- overweight is a BMI between 23 and 29.9, and
- obesity for all groups is a BMI of 30 or more.
Reducing weight and maintaining it within the optimal range, is likely to reduce the extent of these associated diseases, or even cure them.
We have a weight management program that involves dietary modification, an exercise regimen, and if required, a variety of medication.
Aesthetic services available: We do not prescribe or stock Phentermine (Duromine® / Panbesy® / Ionamin®), as it is not part of our weight management program.
Healthful Living May Soon Be Built into New Communities
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:30:27 +0100 | RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity
The Urban Land Institute is embarking on a two-year effort to educate its members and the development community at large on how they can build healthful communities and workplaces where people can thrive. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity)
Insulin Status and Vascular Responses to Weight Loss in Obesity
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:21:01 +0100 | Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions
ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to determine whether the effects of weight loss on arterial function are differentially modified by insulin status.BackgroundClinical studies suggest that plasma insulin levels may predict the extent of cardiovascular benefit achieved with weight loss in obese individuals, but mechanisms are currently unknown.MethodsWe prospectively followed 208 overweight or obese patients (body mass index [BMI] ≥25 kg/m2) receiving medical/dietary (48%) or bariatric surgical (52%) weight-loss treatment during a median period of 11.7 months (interquartile range: 4.6 to 13 months). We measured plasma metabolic parameters and vascular endothelial function using ultrasound at baseline and following weight-loss intervention and stratified analyses by median plasma insuli...
Well: Idea of Healthy Obesity Is Tested
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:18:37 +0100 | NYT Health
Some obese people have normal cholesterol, glucose levels and blood pressure, but a new study suggests obesity by itself increases the risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and death. (Source: NYT Health)
Parent-only programs may help obese children, too
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:16:08 +0100 | Reuters: Health
New York (Reuters Health) - The gold standard for treating childhood obesity currently involves using a family-based approach in which both parents and children attend meetings on losing weight. A new review of past studies suggests parent-only meetings may work just as well. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Nicotinamide improves glucose metabolism and affects the hepatic NAD-sirtuin pathway in a rodent model of obesity and type 2 diabetes
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:02:12 +0100 | The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Abstract: Nicotinic acid (NA) and nicotinamide (NAM) are major forms of niacin and exert their physiological functions as precursors of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). Sirtuins, which are NAD-dependent deacetylases, regulate glucose and lipid metabolism and are implicated in the pathophysiology of aging, diabetes, and hepatic steatosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two NAD donors, NA and NAM, on glucose metabolism and the hepatic NAD-sirtuin pathway. The effects were investigated in OLETF rats, a rodent model of obesity and type 2 diabetes. OLETF rats were divided into five groups: (1) high fat (HF) diet, (2) HF diet and 10 mg NA/kg body weight (BW)/day (NA 10), (3) HF diet and 100 mg NA/kg BW/day (NA 100), (4) HF diet and 10 mg NAM/kg BW/day (NAM 10), a...
Heart energy metabolism impairment in Western-diet induced obese mice
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:02:10 +0100 | The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Abstract: Nutritional transition has contributed to growing obesity, mainly by changing eating habits of the population. The mechanisms by which diet-induced obesity leads to cardiac injury are not completely understood, but it is known that obesity is associated to impaired cardiac function and energy metabolism, increasing morbidity and mortality. Therefore, our study aimed to investigate the mechanisms underlying cardiac metabolism impairment related to Western diet-induced obesity. After weaning, male Swiss mice were fed a Western diet for 16 weeks in order to induce obesity. After this period, the content of proteins involved in heart energy metabolism GLUT1, cytosolic lysate and plasma membrane GLUT4, AMPK, pAMPK, IRβ, IRS-1, PGC-1α, CPT1 and UCP2 was evaluated. Also, the oxidative...
Curcumin prevents leptin-induced tight junction dysfunction in intestinal Caco-2 BBe cells
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:02:09 +0100 | The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Abstract: Maintaining tight junction (TJ) integrity in the intestine is critical for nutrient absorption, host defense, and host immunity. While leptin secreted from adipose tissue is associated with obesity and obesity-related intestinal inflammation, the role of luminal leptin in intestinal TJ function is elusive. Here, we examined the role of leptin in intestinal TJ function in Caco-2 BBe cells and further explored the function of curcumin (CCM) in leptin-induced TJ dysfunction. Apical leptin, but not basolateral leptin, treatment at a concentration of 100 ng/ml deteriorated TJ function in Caco-2 BBe cells. Leptin-impaired TJ alteration was resulted from induction of leptin receptor-dependent JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway and its-related PI3K/Akt/ERK1/2 signaling pathways. Apical leptin ...
Novel insights of dietary polyphenols and obesity
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:02:08 +0100 | The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Abstract: The prevalence of obesity has steadily increased over the past three decades both in the United States and worldwide. Recent studies have shown the role of dietary polyphenols in the prevention of obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases. Here, we evaluated the impact of commonly consumed polyphenols, including green tea catechins, especially epigallocatechin gallates, resveratrol and curcumin, on obesity and obesity-related inflammation. Cellular studies demonstrated that these dietary polyphenols reduce viability of adipocytes and proliferation of preadipocytes, suppress adipocyte differentiation and triglyceride accumulation, stimulate lipolysis and fatty acid β-oxidation, and reduce inflammation. Concomitantly, the polyphenols modulate signaling pathways including the ad...
Community and child energy balance: differential associations between neighborhood environment and overweight risk by gender
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:45:02 +0100 | International Journal of Environmental Health Research
(Source: International Journal of Environmental Health Research)
Prevalence of obesity and cardiovascular risk among children and adolescents in the municipality of Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:35:02 +0100 | Sao Paulo Medical Journal
CONCLUSION: The high prevalence of overweight/obesity and its relationship with other cardiovascular risk factors demonstrate that it is necessary to develop intervention and prevention strategies from childhood onwards, in order to avoid development of chronic-degenerative diseases in adulthood.