Our body’s fat-storing mechanisms – called adipose tissues – are very good at the job of taking our excess calories and storing them in the form of high-energy molecules called lipids. 626 more words
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January is the month of new diets, new eating regimes and ever more bizarre food restrictions. We are bombarded with articles about lifestyle changes to enhance our health and well-being; magazines are full of meal plans and recipes which promise to ensure we won’t die any time soon. 625 more words
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery, is a procedure through which obese people lose weight by reducing the stomach size with the help of a gastric band or by removing a portion of the stomach or by re-routing small intestines to a small stomach pouch. 639 more words
One of the country’s most senior nurses has said patients should say something to health workers if they think they are overweight.
Chief nursing officer Fiona McQueen was responsible for drawing up policy on how best to tackle the growing problem of obesity in the UK. 457 more words