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When it’s unintended, weight loss in older people may indicate a significant underlying problem, writes Ben Basger Unintentional weight loss may occur in up to 15-20% of older adults (those …

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three years. …

A pharmacist has called on colleagues to avoid selling urine-testing strips to dieters and keep them for people with diabetes The ABC has reported on the rising interest in weight …

There’s not much point trying to tailor a weight loss diet to one’s genes, researchers have found In a study that was welcomed by diet and nutrition experts, researchers enrolled …

A Bundaberg pharmacy has teamed up with a local gym to help locals lose weight – and so far they’ve lost over 200kg A group of 55 people from the …

Pharmacists can help patients stick to their New Year’s Resolutions… but it’s not easy, writes Ben Basger With a new year upon us, it is interesting to reflect upon the …

Pharmacists can help as patients consider weight management in the New Year, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen The statistics are sobering—Australia is one of the fattest nations …

Relatively small changes could have a significant effect in reducing the health impact of overweight or obesity in Australia, according to a new report from the AIHW These could be …

Tackling obesity by offering the opportunity to attend a weight loss program during a routine consultation is effective, welcomed by patients and takes 30 seconds of physicians’ time, according to …

The TGA has warned that Australians are purchasing weight loss medicines that include dangerous pharmaceutical substances from overseas websites Associate Professor Tim Greenaway, the TGA’s Principal Medical Adviser, said the …

Losing as little as 5% of their body weight is enough for obese people to reap significant health benefits, according to a study published in Cell Metabolism. The randomised controlled …

It’s all too easy for patients to make New Year’s Resolutions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen, and then abandon them… but pharmacists can help keep them on track. I am sure we …