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Diet

Obesity Myth: Losing Weight Is Always Beneficial For Your Health

Posted November 20, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Another common misconception about obesity discusses in our recent paper in Canadian Family Medicine, is the notion that anyone with excess weight stands to benefit from losing weight. The benefits of weight loss, however are far from as established as most of us may think: “The strong biological response to weight loss (even the recommended 5% […]

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Diabetes

5As of Obesity Management in Primary Care

Posted November 12, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

This week I am again touring Ontario to train health professionals in the 5As of Obesity Management (Kingston, Ottawa, St. Catherines). It is heartening to see the tremendous interest in this topic and how the message about obesity as a chronic disease resonates with health practitioners, few of who have any prior training in obesity […]

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General

How Does Weight Loss Affect Your Quality Of Life?

Posted November 10, 2014 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

One of the most profound impacts of weight loss in people with severe obesity is on quality of life. But just how much weight loss is required for a clinically important effect? We now examined this issue in a paper by Lindsey Warkentin and colleagues published in BMC Medicine and selected among the top 10 […]

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Living Your Dash

Posted September 3, 2014 by Sara

Tonight I googled ‘sad for no reason’ because I have been just that for a few weeks now. What I found was a website with two people performing a random modern dance in white shirts and their gitch. It made […]

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General

Living Your Dash

Posted September 3, 2014 by Sara

Tonight I googled ‘sad for no reason’ because I have been just that for a few weeks now. What I found was a website with two people performing a random modern dance in white shirts and their gitch. It made […]

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