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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

    International Obesity: Perspective in India

    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend

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  • Eating a Plant-Based Diet; Weight Loss Regimens

    Eating a Plant-Based Diet; Weight Loss Regimens

    What’s a Plant-Based Diet? Recent documentaries have been promoting the benefits of a plant based diet; a diet rich with legumes and vegetables. Many people find making these changes helps their energy, stregnth and weight. The basis of this guide is health, and many people switch to eating plants because they want to lose weight,

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy’s Benefits

    Sleeve Gastrectomy’s Benefits

    Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journal

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  • Swimming and Fitness

    Swimming and Fitness

    As a weight loss surgeon myself and my office were so impressed by Diana Nyad’s historic swim on labor day from Cuba to Key West with no shark tank or fins.  Diana is in her early 60′s and tried this swim multiple times but had setbacks including multiple jelly fish stings.  She is relentless and

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  • Motivation for Weight Loss

    Motivation for Weight Loss

    Motivation for weight loss is a commonly discussed topic. Whether it be at the dinner table, office enviornment or people searching for help online motivation has become a key topic. The motivation not to eat dessert, to put five minutes extra into a workout and to help your family with wellness is something we all

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  • Herbs for Weight Loss

    Herbs for Weight Loss Dr Kahlil Shillingford practices obesity surgery (gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve) in Boca Raton, South Florida.  We have found our patients are always wanting to learn about diet, nutrition and weight loss.  In many non western countries, India in particular herbs are used for weight loss.  We wished to

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  • Sleep Apnea and how it affects You.

    Sleep Apnea and how it affects You.

    Sleep apnea affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These breathing pauses typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. As a consequence,

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  • Pilates

    Pilates

    There are many people today who are trying to lose weight and one way of achieving this goal is Pilates. The found of Pilates, Joseph Pilates once said “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercise. They’d be

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  • Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥ 30 Kg/m2. There are many medical conditions that are associated with obesity. Some of these conditions include, but not limited to sleep apnea, coronary artery disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, venous stasis ulcers, arthritis, infections, sex-hormone abnormalities, hypertension, breast cancer, and colon cancer.

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

    Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve Surgery 5 advantages

    5 Advantages of the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve) Surgery Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, also referred to as the Gastric Sleeve surgery, has become the fastest growing bariatric procedure in North America.  In addition to helping patients achieve their weight loss goals, it has shown success in improving and even reversing obesity-related health risks such as high blood

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