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Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Could Help Overweight Adults Lose 5 Stone In 6 Weeks.

A procedure, known as endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), that involves shrinking the stomach with stitches could help overweight adults lose five stone in six months.overweight

ESG is scalpel-free which means there is no scarring and patients can return to work within days.

It causes the patient to feel fuller quicker and their appetite reduced, as the stomach is around two-third to three-quarters smaller after the procedure.

It is important that they do not over-indulge as the stitches will break, which will result in the stomach returning to its original size.

Studies suggest that most of the patients who undergo this procedure lose and keep off at least 60% of their excess weight, which is around 3 stone in average.

ESG is available privately at a cost of around £10,000 or as part of an NHS trail.

An alternative to operations is medication which can help with weight loss.

Xenical and Alli are weight loss treatments currently available in the UK.

To read more about Xenical and Alli and for a free private online consultation (with a UK GMC-registered doctor) for weight loss medication, please go to www.ukmeds4u.com.

It is estimated that 1 in 4 adults in the UK are overweight/obese.

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Is Water The Key To Weightloss?

Water may be the secret to weightloss, according to  new research.water

Dr Tammy Chang, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Michigan’s Medical School, and her colleagues studied a nationally representative sample of 9,528 adults from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survery (NHANES).

They found that those with a high BMI and obese people are more likely to be dehydrated, compared to slimmer people who are more likely to be well hydrated.

Roughly one in three of the adults, who were aged 18 to 64, were found to be inadequately hydrated.

Dr Tammy Chang said: ‘The link between hydration and weight is not clear.

Our study further explains this relationship on a population level using an objective measure of hydration.

We often hear recommendations that drinking water is a way to avoid overeating because you may be thirsty rather than hungry.

Hydration may be overlooked in adult weight management strategies.

Our findings suggest that hydration may deserve more attention when thinking about addressing obesity on a population level.

Staying hydrated is good for you no matter what, and our study suggests it may also be linked to maintaining a healthy weight.’

To read more about the study, CLICK HERE.

If you are overweight (BMI 28 or over), tried dieting and excerise
but still haven’t had success in losing weight– please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weightloss options.


A High BMI Doesn’t Mean Unhealthy.

Experts have asked for a change in the way body mass index (BMI) is calculated, after it has been found that people classed as overweight actually live the longest.bmi

A study which covered 30 years found that people with a BMI of 27, which is considered as being overweight, have the lowest risk of dying from any condition.

The findings raised further questions about the BMI system as it cannot recognise muscle from fat.

As muscle is much heavier than fat, a well-built muscular athlete may be  categorised as obese when infact they are very healthy.

Body mass index is used to measure if you are at a healthy weight for your height.

For adults:

  • a BMI of under 18.5 means you are considered underweight
  • a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 means you are considered healthy weight
  • a BMI of 25 to 29.9 means you are considered overweight
  • a BMI of 30 to 39.9 means you are considered obese
  • a BMI of 40 or above means you are considered severely obese

The average BMI for a British woman is 26.9 and for a man is 27. Therefore the average adult in Britian is considered as overweight.

Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark led a study which showed that the healthiest measurement had increased by 3.3 BMI points since the 1970s.

To read more about the study CLICK HERE.

If you are overweight, tried dieting and excerise
but still haven’t had success in losing weight– please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weightloss options.

What Happens To Your Body When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Around 1 in 3 adults regularly have less than five hours sleep each night and according to scientists, a lack of sleep doesn’t just make you tired. It can make you gain weight.

This image was taken from sleepfoundation.org

The recommended amount of sleep most adults need each night is between six and nine hours.

In a study, participants who slept five hours or less gained two pounds over  two weeks because they snacked more.

However, when they slept the recommended amount they lost the gained weight as they reduced their consumption of fat and carbohydrates.

Professor Ken Wright, of Colorado Boulder University, said: ‘I don’t think extra sleep by itself is going to lead to weight loss. 

Problems with weight gain and obesity are much more complex than that. But I think it could help.

If we can incorporate healthy sleep into weight-loss and weight-maintenance programmes our findings suggest it may assist people to obtain a healthier weight.’

Obesity is a common problem and around 1 in 4 adults are obese in the UK.

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If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over), tried dieting and excerise
but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weightloss options.

Full-Fat Milk Can Help You Lose Weight

People who drink whole fat milk are less likely to develop diabetes and become obese than those who drink skimmed milk, scientists have revealed. MILK

For years we have been advised to switch to lower-fat dairy products to lower the risk of obesity and diseases such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

However, according to a team of Tufts University scientists, neither low-fat nor full-fat dairy products were found to have major effects on heart disease risk factors.

For over 15 years, the scientists analyzed the blood of 3,333 adults who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

They found that people who had higher levels of dairy fat in their system had 46% less risk of developing diabetes than those who had low levels of dairy fat.

The scientists came to the conculsion that three dairy biomarkers – plasma 15:0 and 17:0, and trans-16:1 n-7 – along with fatty acids are accountable for the lower occurrence of diabetes.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University and Karolinska Institute looked at the effects that full-fat and low-fat dairy products have on obesity.

They studied 18,438 women from the Women’s Healthy Study and found that 8,238 of those women became obese after 11 years.

The women who consumed the most high-fat dairy products were less likely to become obese, the scientists found.

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If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over) and tried dieting and excerise but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free consultation for other weightloss options.

Five-A-Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Eating your five-a-day can help prevent heart attack or stroke, experts have revealed. five-a-day fruit

For seven years, scientists at the University of Oxford studied half a million people from across 10 urban and rural localities in China by tracking their health through electronic hospital records and death records.

The 500,000 participants did not have a history of taking medication to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or cardiovascular disease when they joined the study.

Study author, Dr Huaidong Du, said: ‘The association between fruit consumption and cardiovascular risk seems to be stronger in China, where many still eat little fruit, than in high-income countries where daily consumption of fruit is more common.’

The results revealed that 100g of fruit each day lowered the risk of premature death from stroke or heart attack by a third, for both men and women.

They found that fruits, such as apples and oranges, were strongly linked with other factors such as lower blood glucose, education, lower blood pressure and not smoking.

The senior author, Professor Zhengming Chen, from Oxford University, said: ‘It’s difficult to know whether the lower risk in people who eat more fresh fruit is because of a real protective effect.

If it is, then widespread consumption of fresh fruit in China could prevent about half a million cardiovascular deaths a year, including 200,000 before age 70, and even larger numbers of non-fatal strokes and heart attacks.’

Fruit and vegetables are one of the 5 food groups which contribute towards a healthy balanced diet.

However fruit and vegetables aren’t on the top of everyone’s shopping list as they are more expensive compared to processed ready meals.

According to a study by the Overseas Development Institute this has caused a huge rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Obesity can cause many health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease.

To read more CLICK HERE

If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over) and tried dieting and excerise but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free consultation for other weightloss options.

One Fifth Of Global Population Will Be Obese By 2025.

obesity obeseExperts have warned that a fifth of the world population will be obese by 2025.

Research has shown that from 1975 to 2014 the number of men and women classified as obese has risen from 105 million to 641 million.

Scientists have predicted that 18% of men and 21% of women globally will be obese by 2025.

The Lancet medical journal have published that the average BMI (Body Mass Index) has increased from 21.7 to 24.2 since the 1970s.

According to an analysis of global trends in BMI, the world has more overweight people than underweight people.

English-speaking countries including the UK, USA, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada had the biggest rise in BMI.

Professor Majid Ezzati, lead author from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, has blamed the UK supermarkets that promote cheap ‘highly processed’ ready meals and snacks.

‘If you walk into a store in the UK, you cant help but notice that fruit is more expensive than processed foods.

‘Just imagine somebody who is having to work in three jobs, possibly minimum wage, that is going to affect their choices.

‘In France and Switzerland the idea of eating fresh fruits and wholefoods is much more common, some of that has its roots in culture.’

To read more CLICK HERE

If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over) and tried dieting and excerise but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free consultation for other weightloss options.

Psoriasis Could Increase The Risk Of Erectile Dysfunction

According to NHS Choices, psoriasis is a skin condition that affects around 2% of people in the UK.psoriasis

Psoriasis causes raised, flaky, red patches on the skin.

The patches can appear anywhere on your body, but are typically on the elbow, scalp, knees and lower back.

Scientist have now revealed that men with psoriasis have a higher chance of suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is a condition where the penis does not harden and expand when a man is sexually excited.

Experts studied the sexual function in 191 men with psoriasis and 191 men who do not have the skin condition.

The results showed that 53% of men with psoriasis suffered from erectile dysfunction, compared to only 40% of those without psoriasis.

It is known that men with psoriasis are often obese or have other cardiovascular risk factors that may restrict blood flow in the body including the penis – which causes erectile dysfunction.

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Could Orbera Be The Key To Weight Loss?

Orbera may be the new solution for adults struggling to lose weight, without the need for surgery. orbera

Orbera is a tiny balloon that is inserted in the stomach through the mouth, with an endoscope.

An endoscope is a long, thin medical device usually used to look inside a body cavity or organ.

The insertion is a non-surgical outpatient procedure and takes around 30 minutes.

Once the balloon is in place it is inflated with saline.

The balloon stays in place for 6 months and will help regulate portion control.

During the 6 months, and for 6 months after the balloon has been removed, the patient will also undergo coaching to help with their diet and excerise.

Orbera is suitable for patients who are morbidly obese, with a BMI (body mass index) of 30 to 40 and have already tried other diets and exercise options.

255  patients participated in a clinical trail for Orbera for 1 year.

Of the group, 125 patients had Orbera in place for 6 months and then removed.

The remaining 130 patients took part in a behavior modification program for a year, but did not receive the device.

The results showed that patients with Orbera lost an average of 21.8 pounds after the device was in place for six months.

Those patients managed to maintain an average 19.4 pounds weight loss three months after it was removed.

The 130 patients who didn’t receive the device only lost an average of 7 pounds.

The prescription only medicine Xenical is available for adults who are overweight with a BMI of 28 or over.

If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over) and tried dieting and excerise but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free consultation for other weightloss options.

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