Medical Weight Loss News

Wegovy Lowers the risk for Heart attack and Stroke. *

Posted: Aug 08 in Medical Weight Loss News, Obesity Medicine, semaglutide, Uncategorized by

For the first time in the history of obesity medicine, a drug has been shown to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke by 20%. For decades, doctors have helped patients reduce their cardiovascular risk by prescribing medications for hypertension and high cholesterol. We now know that treating obesity with medication is similarly compelling. […]

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10-Year Weight Gain in US Adults *

Posted: Jul 28 in Medical Weight Loss News by

This month in the Journal of Obesity, a study was published that looked at patterns of weight gain in over 13,000 US adults over a 10 year period. During the study period, the average US adult gained 9.2 pounds / 6.6% of their initial body weight. However, there were significant differences in the amount gained […]

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Weight Loss to Lower Cancer Risk *

Posted: Jul 20 in Medical Weight Loss News by

A study published June 3rd in JAMA found that weight loss lowers cancer risk. In this study of over 30,000 people with a Body Mass Index of 35 or more, those who lost a lot of weight (around 20% / 50 pounds) had not only a lower cancer risk (32% risk reduction), but also a […]

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Dr. Lazarus Helps to Launch Major New Clinical Management of Obesity Journal *

Posted: Feb 22 in Medical Weight Loss News, Obesity Medicine by

One of the major problems people with obesity face is the lack of training and understanding by the clinicians who treat them. Many doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants really don’t understand that obesity is a chronic disease. They have not received training in the evidence-based treatment strategies that actually work – like intensive lifestyle […]

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Plenity – a New Option for Weight Loss *

Posted: Jan 30 in Medical Weight Loss News, Weight loss, Weight Loss Medication by

Plenity is an aid for weight management in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 40, when combined with a healthy eating and physical activity plan. Dr. Lazarus and Heather Thomas, PA-C are excited to announce that they have been accepted to the early prescriber program for Plenity. Although Plenity is planning […]

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