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Link Between Weight Loss and Reduced Risk For Colorectal Cancer

In an interesting study, researchers found that there may be a link between weight loss and reduced potential for developing colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer). In this article we brea... Read More

Can Losing Weight Reduce The Adverse Outcomes of COVID-19 Infection?

Understanding COVID-19 We thoroughly understand the risks associated with contracting SARS-CoV-2, which has been responsible for the global COVID-19 pandemic. These include the potentially seve... Read More

Fatty liver? How Bariatric Surgery Can Help.

About The Liver The liver is a vital and fascinating organ. It’s about the size of a football and sits under your ribs on the right side of your abdomen. It’s responsible for more than ... Read More

Strategies For Stress Brought On By Flooding

A Message to Our Patients The flood situation that has developed in Queensland and New South Wales over this last weekend is devastating. I know that this last year has been very challenging on... Read More

What Are The Long-term Outcomes Of Weight Loss Surgery In Children And Adolescents?

Obesity is now an alarmingly common health issue among children and adolescents. In 2017-18, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reported that 25% of 2-17 year olds were overweight or obese... Read More

Does Eating Faster And Chewing Less Affect How Full I Feel?

When you’re trying to manage weight, you’re given a lot of advice on what to eat. You know the drill – eat more fruit, veggies and wholegrains, eat less fat, sugar and processed food... Read More

Bariatric Surgery: How To Set Realistic Goals

Fairy tales usually end with a misty-eyed comment that ‘they all lived happily ever after,’ usually after the hero and heroine just got married in a big ceremony attended by all the kingdo... Read More

Does Australia's Food Environment Encourage Obesity?

Your environment influences your health in many different ways. If you live in a leafy suburb with low crime rates and expansive parks, it’s easier to get outside and go for a walk than if y... Read More

Bariatric Surgery and Loose Skin: What To Know

You’ve had your surgery, you’re eating well and exercising more and you’re losing weight rapidly. You’re lighter, you’re fitter, you’re enjoying life more. It&rsquo... Read More

Fit But Fat: Is It Really Possible?

You’ve probably heard that obesity wreaks havoc with your metabolism. But is that always true? Is it possible to be fit but fat? To be the picture of health, no matter what your weight might be?... Read More

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