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What Is Metabolism And How Does It Affect My Health?

What is metabolism and how does it affect your health? You probably heard people blaming their weight gain on a slow metabolism, but what does that mean? The human metabolism is an important part of what makes us go, converting calories into energy to satisfy our activity level. Even when you are resting, your body […]

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Walk your way to a healthier lifestyle

Have a gym membership but struggling to make full use of it? Maybe just get a pair of durable walking shoes as this activity may be the key to sticking to a healthy lifestyle. According to research from the London School of Economics and Political Science, people above the age of 50 and women across […]

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Chew more for better digestion and nutrition

There are many rules involving how we eat. Cultural ones involve utensils such as chopsticks and spoons, others are about being polite and keeping your mouth closed and some are gender-based, where they expect women to eat in a “ladylike” fashion. Meanwhile at home, your mother would tell you not to eat too quickly. But […]

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10 tips to escape holiday weight gain

With the year drawing to a close, the time for indulgence has arrived. All things sugar and copious amounts of food are surely on the menu, but before you loosen that belt, here are 10 tips to avoid weight gain over the holidays. Stay active Food is not completely to blame for all that weight […]

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Healthy foods for snacking

Low-fat biscuits, cereal bars and bran flakes sound like a healthy alternative to junk food. But instead of helping you shed the pounds, they are likely to blame for making you gain weight. These snacks are actually fattening as they contain added sugars which make people gain weight. For a start, pick low energy-releasing foods […]

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Obese man wants to slim down and find a wife

Dubai: Maybe it’s the Valentine season, but an extremely large Emirati who weighs 250kg underwent a delicate stomach surgery because he said he wants to find a mate.

Mohanna Ahmad, 28, said his main motivation to lose weight was that he wanted to get married. He underwent a three-hour laparoscopic gastric sleeve surgery, which cut the stomach from a three-litre bag, to a mere quarter litre size.

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From 180 to 90kg

The young Emirati, then 25, weighed about 180kg (nearly 400 pounds). Now half that weight, Ahmed says friends and family barely recognise him.

Ahmed lost his flab after consulting Dr Gabi Wazz, a general surgeon at Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Centre in Dubai.

Dr Wazz’ procedures — like gastric band or bypass operations — help patients shed pounds quickly. These days business here is up 600 per cent, says Dr Wazz probably because obesity in this nation is also on the rise.

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Benefits of Bariatric surgery

Most patients lose between 60% and 85% of their excess body weight by 2 years.
Patients who gained their excess weight after age 18 often achieve the weight of their high school years. Those who were heavy in high school often achieve less weight loss.

About 9 out of 10 patients will lose more than 50% (half) of the excess weight by the end of the first year after surgery.

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Indications for obesity surgery

A surgical approach will only be considered if all conditions are met.

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Health Risks of Obesity

Overweight and obesity are known risk factors for..

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