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  • PCOS and Bariatric Surgery

    September is PCOS Awareness Month. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder characterized by fluid-filled cysts in the ovaries and increased secretion of male hormones (androgens), which can cause irregular menstruation, male-pattern hair growth, fertility problems and excessive weight in women. Almost 10% of all women have PCOS and about 60% of these women […]

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  • Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

    Undergoing bariatric surgery to lose weight and becoming pregnant… At first glance these 2 goals may seem to contradict each other. As with most surgeries, women of childbearing age fear how surgery can affect their chances of having a healthy baby. However, you need not sacrifice one goal for the other. It is a proven […]

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  • 3 Ways to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

    Bariatric surgery helps you lose a significant amount of weight rapidly for up to one and a half years. Following this period, the weight loss tends to slow down and may even plateau. This is the time to stay focused on your goals and tweak your weight loss program sufficiently to allow you to get […]

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  • Summer Activities to Boost your Metabolism

    How many times have you watched enviously as your skinny friend downs a large double cheese pizza, fries and soda without a second thought? Feeling a bit jealous that they don’t gain an ounce, you realize they’re lucky to have a fast metabolism that is supporting this carefree eating attitude preserved for the chosen few. […]

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  • Heart Health in the Heat

    Exercise is important and is an effective way of staying healthy. However, this summer when you step out for a walk or run, there are certain factors that you need to be aware of, especially if you have heart problems. How does the heat affect heart health? Heat can act against many physiological processes that […]

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