With obesity in Australia reaching epic proportions, bariatric surgery is becoming more common to help the morbidly obese reach a healthy weight. Individuals considering bariatric surgery should be knowledgeable about all surgical options and the risks involved.
(Date published: 19/05/2014)
It is important not to be under or over weight but be within the healthy BMI of 20 to 25.
(Date published: 18/07/2011)
Obesity has long been recognised as a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. At times obesity is a cosmetic problem but more importantly it is often a risk factor to many other health complications.
(Date published: 18/01/2011)
Dining out can be difficult if youíre dieting or trying to stick to an eating plan. Here are a few tips to help you choose wisely when eating out.
(Date published: 20/09/2010)
In this article we look at some of potential reasons as to why women seem to be battling the bulge more than men and some tips on how to prevent it.
(Date published: 17/01/2010)
Metabolism is your body's idle energy use. That is, the energy that is used just to stay alive. It is the constant and continual energy consumption that maintains every living cell in our body. Our cells are using oxygen to aid in the energy producing process with one of the by-products being carbon dioxide. By analysing the ratio of oxygen use to carbon dioxide produced, we can determine what fuel the cells use to generate the energy, whether it is carbohydrate or fat.
(Date published: 30/07/2004 12:51:00 PM)
4200KJ (1000 calories) a day can result in 5 kg in a year. If you donít think you eat too much then check the little tastes that you may consume through out the day. If you eat a moderate breakfast, lunch and evening meal and get regular exercise, the chances are that you wonít put on weight or if you weigh more than you would like, that you will start to lose it.
(Date published: 16/02/2004 1:12:00 PM)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that occurs in 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age, and is probably best known for it's role in causing it's sufferers difficulty in becoming pregnant.
(Date published: 16/06/2003 2:05:00 PM)
Overweight and obesity is increasing. It occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Even if one has a slow metabolism or has an under active thyroid, it still comes down to the same equation. If you eat more than you are burning up, you are going to put on weight.
(Date published: 24/02/2003)
Obesity is increasing in Australia. The best line of approach is to modify behaviour, increase physical activity and to eat a healthy low fat diet.
(Date published: 19/01/2000)