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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

Medically Supervised Weight Loss With Dr Lockie

In the past, your weight loss options essentially boiled down to either making substantial lifestyle changes that often prove hard to maintain or having bariatric surgery (accompanied by lifestyle cha... Read More

7 Things To Remember On Your Weight Loss Journey

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just go to bed tonight and wake up thin tomorrow? Unfortunately, no-one’s figured out a way to achieve that yet! Even with bariatric surgery, losing weigh... Read More

Dumping Syndrome: How Can It Be Avoided?

What is Dumping Dyndrome? Dumping syndrome (or rapid gastric emptying) is a condition where food, especially sugar, is quickly ‘dumped’ from your stomach into your small intestine witho... Read More

The Impact of Bariatric Surgery On Sleep Apnea

When you worry about your weight, you probably think about things like your clothing size, fitness level or general health. But did you know that obesity can also affect your sleep? And that poor slee... Read More

What You Really Want To Know About Weight Loss Surgery

Managing your weight is hard, particularly if you seem to gain kilos easily. It can feel like a never-ending struggle at times. Eventually, you may start to consider weight loss surgery, prompting man... Read More

Bariatric Surgery and Type 2 Diabetes

Finding out you have type 2 diabetes may prompt you to explore weight loss surgery since it’s clear that your weight is affecting your health. What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is ... Read More

Gastric Sleeve: Your Questions Answered

Once you’ve decided to have bariatric surgery, you’re faced with the choice of which type. The common types of weight loss surgery each have different pros and cons. Here’s what you ... Read More

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