Healthy eating and a good knowledge of nutritional properties of food can go a long way to helping weight loss, and of course exercise is important too. For those who have been carrying extra weight for a while, it would be wise to have a Health Assessment to check on any impact excess weight has had on internal organs etc. In severe cases, liposuction or the application of a gastric band may be necessary.

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