January, the start of the New Year, is often considered a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. It is also the time of year when you are most likely to hear New Year’s resolutions involving weight loss and subsequently fad diets. But what makes something a fad diet as opposed to a healthy weight loss practice? Continue reading to find out!
How Bariatric Surgery Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
February is Heart Month, so how better to acknowledge this than to talk about how prevalent heart disease is in people living with obesity, and how to lower that risk? According to the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), obesity increases the risk for chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. Depending on how high the person’s BMI (body mass index) is, the risk could be particularly high, according to the OAC.
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