• Shanti memorial hospital is a multi-speciality medical centre established in April 1991

24Jul, 2017

Serve More, Eat More Veggies

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  Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food — and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories. Cook them without added fat. And season with lemon juice and herbs rather than drowning their goodness in high-fat sauces or dressings.
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17Jun, 2017

More than 2 billion people are overweight or obese

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Globally, more than 2 billion people suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Interestingly, of the 4.0 million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among people whose BMI fell below the threshold considered obese. "People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk - risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions,". "Those half-serious […]
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15Jun, 2017

Mental health does not affect weight loss after bariatric surgery

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People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery, compared to those with no known mental health conditions. According to the study authors the study is the first large scale study of its kind to examine the relationship of preoperative mental illness to weight loss and health care use after bariatric surgery. “Many clinicians are hesitant to consider bariatric surgery in the mentally ill population due to the assumption that they will not fare well. This research counters those assumptions, showing no difference, […]
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15Jun, 2017

Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process

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The World Obesity Federation has issued a Position Statement in which the authors state that obesity is a chronic relapsing disease process and fits the epidemiological model of a disease process, except that the toxic or pathological agent is food rather than a microbe. The Position Statement, ‘Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process. A position statement of the World Obesity Federation’, is published in the journal Obesity Review. The question of whether obesity should be called a ‘disease’ has sparked controversy in recent years. The  statement  examines  how an […]
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