Lose weight, maintain your mojo

From ABC Science Online, News in Science, 21 November 2008:A man’s secret to maintaining a healthy sex life well into old age could be as simple as shedding a few kilograms, says an Australian obesity expert.Professor Gary Wittert, endocrinologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide says erectile dysfunction is often a warning Continue reading Lose weight, maintain your mojo

Neck size a strong sleep apnoea clue

From Australian Doctor, 24 August 2007:Insulin levels and neck circumference are the two strongest predictors of the risk of obstructive sleep apnoea, a leading obesity expert says.Speaking at the recent Australian Doctor/HealthEdGP Summit on Diabetes, Obesity and Heart Disease in Sydney, Associate Professor John Dixon said a neck circumference of 43cm or more for men Continue reading Neck size a strong sleep apnoea clue

Help thin on the ground for obese kids

From Australian Doctor, 28 June 2007:A SYSTEM-wide failure is leaving the vast majority of overweight and obese children without any form of treatment, an expert says.As new data show one in four Australian children is overweight or obese, Professor Louise Baur, professor of paediatrics and child health at the University of Sydney, called for regular Continue reading Help thin on the ground for obese kids