Simplyweight staging in Progress

Infertility is one of the oldest problems faced by human beings. Basic instinct of any animal is to survive and procreate. Any hindrance to these basic instinct causes huge physical, psychological and social problems. Human beings are no different, irrespective of the country or race, proving our ability to procreate is an innate urge. Based on data provided by the Society of Assisted Reproduction, infertility in 2008 affects about 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population. Infertility among the urban Indians is comparable to the prevalence in developed countries. Stigmatisation of infertility, more so in…

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I have been getting many calls and emails from my patients with diabetes who are understandably concerned about COVID-19 and their risk, so I thought communicating through this video/article would help people with diabetes in these desperate times. Introduction: People with diabetes may be at an increased risk for corona virus infection. Diabetes is one…

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As the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases worldwide, we find that more research is undertaken to help people manage their diabetes well and to prevent complications. A number of new medications have been released in the last 10 years. 90% of the people with Type 2 diabetes are either overweight or obese. We all…

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Do you know what binge watching is? Did you know that Binge watching is stopping you from losing weight? Do you know the dangers of binge watching? If you look out for YouTube videos or search on the internet for weight loss tips, you will find millions of videos, blogs, exercise videos and articles on…

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Our bustling lifestyles have contributed to the increasing prevalence of obesity and its associated medical problems. Sure, we appreciate the need for activity and healthy eating but in reality many of us prioritise convenience and speed. Among the plethora of modern conveniences we have cars (self-driving anyone?), microwaves, smartphones and fast foods including quick home…

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Obesity may lead to Dementia

With the increasing prevalence of obesity there is an increase in incidence of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer and other medical problems including depression. There is now evidence to show that increasing weight may also lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Health care professionals and media have an equally important role in the management of…

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Obesity increases risk of cancer, which includes breast, colon, liver, uterus, kidney and rarely gall bladder. Research published in BioMed Central,which is an open access, online, peer-reviewed journal showed prostate cancer was promoted by gene regulation in obese men. A study by Prof Fruhbeck and colleagues published in BioMed Central reveals that the fat surrounding…

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The thrifty gene was proposed as one reason why obesity and diabetes is becoming more prevalent. The gene is a throwback from when we were hunter-gathers and didn’t know where our next meal might come from. The ability to build up stores of fat to see us through the lean periods would be a distinct…

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Non-alcoholic liver disease has been linked to insulin resistance, obesity and type-2 diabetes. It is thought to be caused by the build-up of free fatty acids in the portal vein and, ultimately, the liver because of diet, sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. However doctors are finding that raised GGT levels in the…

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People who are obese are more likely to suffer from ‘bone-fracture risk’ according to a study by researchers at the University of Missouri. It made sense to me as I imagined carrying extra weight would put extra pressure on joints and long bones. However, I’m not a medical person so I was completely wrong. The…

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