The TRUTH about yo-yo diets: Losing and regaining weight rapidly can make your hair fall out, and harms the heart more than obesity.

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Losing weight rapidly, only to pile it all back on again — yo-yo dieting — is a trap many fall into; a survey in 2014 found 60 per cent of yo-yo dieters will try up to 20 diets in their lifetime. And you don’t have to be losing and gaining huge amounts of weight to be a yo-yo dieter (it can be as little as between 7lb and 1st), but the weight gain and loss occurs over weeks and months, rather than years. This way of dieting has been...

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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We screen all adult patients, with and without risk factors, twice a year using the newest in Oral Cancer screening technology, Velscope.  Screening with Velscope is easy and non-invasive.  It is able to detect dysplastic cells below the top layer.  This allows for early diagnosis, which can lead to early intervention and treatment. The major risk factors are: -Over 40 yrs old -Smoker – even social smokers are at risk -Chewing tobacco...

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The Three-Way Street

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Two decades of biomedical and dental detective work have linked obesity, diabetes, and periodontal (gum) disease. A triangular relationship – Obesity can intensify infections, such as periodontal (gum) disease, cytokines produced by fat cells are known to trigger insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes is known to increase the risk for periodontal disease.  New research suggests that periodontal disease can effect...

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