Top 5 Reasons to Lose 5%

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According to an article by the National Institute of Health (NIT), people classified as obese (BMI greater than 30%) can experience many benefits by reducing their weight by as little as 5%. This is great news for the over 1 in 3 Americans who fall into this category, and feel the effects of obesity on… Read more »

Obesity and Genetics

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Do genes determine one’s risk of becoming obese? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they may play a role. Although the CDC is quick to point out that genes are not responsible for the current obesity epidemic occurring in the United States, where over one-third of the population is classified as… Read more »

Reduce Cancer Risk With a Healthy Diet

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Many of us know that being overweight is a risk factor in developing diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, but a recent article in Science Daily states that diet and obesity can also be linked to approximately one-third of cancer cases. It concludes that those who are obese are more prone to certain cancers… Read more »

What Is Lomaira™

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Lomaira is a low dose of the #1 prescribed medicine for weight loss for nearly 60 years. Lomaira is for adults with a BMI* of 30 or more or 27 or more with at least one weight-related condition, such as controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. The limited usefulness of this drug class… Read more »

LaNise’s Story

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LaNise is 37 years old and in addition to her nine-to-five corporate job, she runs a mobile shoe boutique. She has struggled with her weight since her late 20s. “I have to be more conscious of what I eat and think about the right things to pick,” she says. Family History of Disease LaNise’s mother… Read more »

Tatum’s Story

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Tatum is 36 years old, married, and has three children. She became aware of her weight in high school. “As I grew up and had children, I realized that I had a problem with my weight,” Tatum says. Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Runs in Tatum’s Family “Both my mom and dad have diabetes and… Read more »

Dr. Carson Liu

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Dr. Carson Liu is a general surgeon and weight-loss specialist in Southern California. He works with his patients on long-term weight-management plans that include diet, exercise, weight-loss medications and surgery. Dr. Liu says that for many patients, diet and exercise alone are not enough to reach their weight-loss goal and for some of his patients… Read more »

Jeremy’s Story

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Jeremy is 45 years old and has struggled with his weight since his early 30s. “For the last 15 years or so I’ve been fighting that battle off and on. I’ve lost weight and I’ve gained it back,” he says. Type 2 diabetes runs in Jeremy’s family On Jeremy’s dad’s side of the family, the… Read more »