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September 3rd, 2020

Obesity Guidelines

Obesity is a prevalent, complex, progressive and relapsing chronic disease, affecting close to two million people in Canada.

Healthcare providers today recognize that adult obesity is caused by excessive body fat accumulation, something referred to in the medical community as adiposity.

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July 22nd, 2020

Why a Liquid Diet Before Bariatric Surgery?

Anyone who qualifies for bariatric surgery understands that they have a long weight-loss journey ahead.

A bariatric procedure represents a huge leap forward on this path, however, there are many important guidelines to follow, both before and after your surgery, that are crucial to help you reach your end goal.

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September 17th, 2019

Bariatric Surgery Is a Life-Saver for Obese Patients with Diabetes

You will know you’re suffering from obesity if your body mass index (BMI) is significantly higher than what’s considered healthy for your height. Obesity is typically defined as having a body mass index of 35; this means that you’re carrying …

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May 10th, 2019

Improvements in Anxiety and Depression After Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery

Undergoing weight loss surgery is a life-changing experience and should not be undertaken without serious consideration. However, for many individuals battling obesity for most of their lives, the choice (although not easy) is a necessary one. Weight loss procedures—such as …

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March 8th, 2019

Au moins 30 Canadiens opérés au Mexique possiblement infectés

Une enquête menée par le CDC (Center for Disease Control) d’Atlanta le mois dernier a révélé que des Canadiens pourraient avoir contracté une infection potentiellement mortelle après avoir subi une chirurgie de perte de poids dans une clinique de Tijuana, …

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January 24th, 2019

Busting Those Obesity Myths for Better Primary Care

  Despite the increasing rate of obesity, and its 2013 recognition as a disease, obesity continues to carry a negative social stigma that has led, or at least contributed, to inadequate primary care. According to the article, “Dispelling the Myths …

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December 18th, 2018

Post-Menopausal Weight-Loss Linked to a Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Obesity has long been linked to certain health conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. It is also strongly related to some types of cancers, particularly breast cancer. Recently, a major US study concluded that …

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October 30th, 2018

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Fewer Childbirth Complications

According to a Swedish study, weight-loss surgery reduces the likelihood of childbirth complications, such as emergency caesarian sections, hemorrhages, tears, post-term deliveries, uterine inertia, infections, and more. It has long been established that obesity leads to more complications, and according …

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September 24th, 2018

Research Suggests Higher BMI leads to Lower Happiness and Satisfaction

A recent study published by the BMJ used a research technique called Mendelian randomization to determine if whether poor mental health and wellbeing can lead to poor physical health or whether poor physical health can lead to poor mental health …

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August 29th, 2018

Sleeve gastrectomie par laparoscopie : comparaison des résultats entre les adultes et les adolescents

La sleeve gastrectomie permettrait d’éliminer et de prévenir le diabète plus efficacement chez les adolescents que chez les adultes, tout en augmentant le pourcentage de poids perdus à long terme chez les patients atteints d’obésité morbide, selon une étude effectuée …

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