Category: diabetes

Game changer for weight loss - pharmacy holds the key

Game changer for weight loss

Another Headline announcing a game changer for weight loss. Apparently, there are new drugs coming to market, each claiming to solve the obesity crisis.   Fantastic! Congratulations!  Each anti-obesity drug is a game changer for weight loss! Wait a minute. What game are they changing? Anyone who has ever watched a sporting event knows the […]

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Best diet for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is often cited as a reason for problems conceiving and why dieting is not easy. So what is the best diet for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? It is worth your time to read about the many women experiencing real issues due to PCOS on HealthUnlocked. ? ? ? ? ? ?

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Diabetes NHS pilot – Low Calorie vs Very Low Calorie diet

With considerable fanfare, and very long overdue, there is currently a NHS pilot for type 2 diabetes. It is intended to promote the remission of type 2 diabetes, without the need for medication, and through diet alone. It is a considerable step forward for the NHS in the fight against obesity but ignores many years […]

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New Year resolutions 2021 - unnecessary diet failure

New year resolution – Unnecessary diet failure

Do you have a new year resolution to lose weight in 2021? If you are already worried about diet failure then this article is for you, and you are not alone. The UK weight loss industry is said to be worth around £2 billion. This is an unimaginable amount of money which is unfortunately a […]

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dieting options for the UK obesity problem - plan C

Overweight problem – here’s how to tackle obesity

The overweight problem in the UK is rising and now claimed to exceed 60% of the adult population. That, according to my calculator, is about 40 million people being either overweight or obese. The concern over the effect of being overweight is highlighted by a recent research paper published by Conor Stewart (January 2020): Strain […]

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Vital ways to stay healthy during Covid19 - Lipotrim UK pharmacy poster

New covid-19 lockdown rules & consequences of obesity

The new covid-19 lockdown rules are constantly and quite rightly hitting the headlines as we strive to reduce the true and potentially serious health risks this coronavirus offers each and every one of us. Increased coronavirus symptom severity and mortality has been proven to be closely linked to excess body weight and obesity. It is […]

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flu vaccine - reports of bullying by pharmacy chains

Flu vaccine – Bullying pharmacy chains missing a trick?

It is flu vaccine season at many pharmacies across the UK. The UK government’s drive to get more people vaccinated for common flu has been escalated this year to dampen the potential challenges demanded by the coronavirus pandemic. A combination of increased awareness and action for better personal hand hygiene, and more people getting the […]

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Action is needed now to treat obesity

Lipotrim helps pharmacy treat obesity with confidence

To effectively treat obesity it essential the conversation about excess weight is instigated either by a healthcare professional or the patient themselves. Obesity levels are rising at an alarming rate, causing an epidemic of obesity-related ill health. From high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes, to erectile dysfunction and increased cancer risk, obesity is implicated […]

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Waistaway abstract poster - Obesity Update 2019 - Lipotrim results for National Diabetes Prevention week 2019

Diabetes Prevention Week – Pharmacy

National Diabetes Prevention Week – Pharmacy can help The National Diabetes Prevention Week, by Public Health England, runs from April 1st to April 7th 2019 with the overall aim to: Raise awareness of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. The campaign is designed to engage with the public and healthcare professionals, specifically GPs, Practice […]

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Taking shared responsibility for tackling obesity - pharmacy needs to be included

Who’s taking responsibility for spiralling obesity levels?

Who is taking responsibility for tackling obesity in the UK? There are over 17 million people in the UK who are currently obese and over 40 million people who are overweight. How likely are these people to collectively lack the willpower and knowledge that eating less and exercising more will result in weight loss? Are […]

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