Planning a pregnancy: the importance of getting slim before you get started
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Planning a pregnancy: the importance of getting slim before you get started

In Europe the World Health Organisation estimate that more than 50% of men and women are overweight or obese and 23% of women are obese. In a pregnant woman obesity raises her chances of gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. She is also more likely to get metabolic syndrome and type two diabetes later in life. The … Continue reading

Obesity raises the risk of cancer
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Obesity raises the risk of cancer

Obesity is strongly associated with eleven different cancers. These are: oesophageal, multiple myeloma, stomach, colon, rectum, biliary tract, pancreas, breast, endometrium, ovary and kidney.  For many cancers there seems to be a dose response. This was found by Kyrgiou and colleagues by studying over 95 meta-analyses from various sources. The BMJ reports, “The unavoidable conclusion … Continue reading

Dame Sally Davies reports on the health of Baby Boomers: and it’s pretty shocking stuff
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Dame Sally Davies reports on the health of Baby Boomers: and it’s pretty shocking stuff

The Chief Medical Officer of England has released a report into the health of Baby Boomers. This is the group of people born between 1945 and 1965. I’m one of them, maybe you are too. We are living longer but are not really in better health. A huge burden of cardiovascular disease and cancers would … Continue reading

Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating,  feature of your weight loss journey
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Weight plateaus are a normal, but frustrating, feature of your weight loss journey

 Here are some words of wisdom and encouragement from a health care professional who knows how discouraging weight loss plateaus can be. Don’t let weight stabilisation lead you to jack in your efforts. When Losing Weight, Warn ‘em! Diabetes in Control November 8th 2016 I work in obesity medicine. As many of us know, losing … Continue reading

Margaret Coles:  Invite this Physiotherapist into your home
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Margaret Coles: Invite this Physiotherapist into your home

At  www.movingtherapy.co.uk. you can find Margaret Cole’s free educational resource to help your health and well being. Margaret worked as a community physiotherapist and when she retired she decided to put her knowledge and experience to good use. She produced videos covering a lot of different situations that you can face regarding your physical and … Continue reading