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  • Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity Increases Risk for Several Cancers

    Obesity is a public health crisis for many reasons. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, circulation problems, arthritis, depression, and reduced ability to care for oneself. But another possible risk is several forms of aggressive cancers. Obesity raises the risk of prostate cancer in men and colorectal cancers

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  • Sugary Drinks Linked to Harmful Body Fat

    Sugary Drinks Linked to Harmful Body Fat

    Sodas and sugar sweetened drinks have faced a lot of blame for contributing to the obesity epidemic, despite soda manufacturers insistence that overall diet quality is a larger contributor, as well as lack of exercise. But, another study has shown sugary drinks have a link to excess body fat. Even if your BMI doesn’t technically

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  • Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos

    Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos

    To feed our readers’ appetite for taco recipes that can fit into gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery diets, this week we offer Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos. For those tired of traditional beef or chicken tacos, shrimp tacos can be a welcomed change. By grilling the shrimp and pineapple, the taco is infused

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  • Lentil and Beet Salad

    Lentil and Beet Salad

    Summer is on its way in South Florida and it’s heating up! When the weather gets warm, many people enjoy a no-cook dinner that’s quick and easy to whip up after work. The trick is to find a recipe that’s simple, has only a handful of common ingredients, and actually tastes good. Enter Lentil and

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  • Demographics of Obesity In Florida

    Demographics of Obesity In Florida

    In Florida, almost 3.7 million adults are physically inactive, and approximately 4.0 million adults are obese – according to recent statistics. We are overall ranked as 11th in the nation as a state in 2013 per obesity; Colorado was the leanest state in nation coming in with a ranking of one. The following counties ranked

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  • The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    The Importance of Protein in Your Diet

    Dr. Kahlil Shillingford of Boca Raton, Florida specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and offers treatment options including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. His experience has since touched the lives of patients traveling across the state from Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and out of state as well as

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  • Conquering the Sleeve Gastrectomy Pre-Op Diet

    Conquering the Sleeve Gastrectomy Pre-Op Diet

    Ask any Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Sleeve surgery post-op patient what the most difficult part of the surgery was and 9 times out of 10, they will say, the pre-op diet. This notorious 1-2 week diet is a very strict regimen that obesity surgery patients should follow for best results during and after their operation.

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  • “Light” Foods Lead to Heavy Eating

    “Light” Foods Lead to Heavy Eating

    Low fat, light, and diet versions of foods may have been developed to help combat the rising obesity rates, but it seems they may be doing just the opposite. The World Health Organization (WHO) called for policies that promote low fat foods, and the food manufacturing industry responded in overwhelming amounts with low fat products

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know if You are Overweight and Have Diabetes

    Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know if You are Overweight and Have Diabetes

    New guidelines published in May 2016 and endorsed by leading diabetes organizations, now call for bariatric surgery to be considered a standard treatment option for Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for roughly 90-95% of all diabetes cases worldwide and is characterized by hyperglycemia or high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage nerve

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  • Get Fit in 60 Seconds?

    Get Fit in 60 Seconds?

    Well, maybe not just 60 seconds; more like 60 seconds of “all out” cycling and 9 additional minutes of lower intensity exercise. Sound good? Read on to see how. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity

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