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Lakeland to offer weight-loss seminars in Niles, St. Joseph

Published 9:49pm Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar, “Lose Weight…Gain Health.” The seminar will be presented at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
• Wednesday, Sept. 7, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Frederick S. Upton Education Center, 1234 Napier Ave., St. Joseph
• Wednesday, Sept. 21, Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, 6 Longmeadow Village Drive, Suite 2, Niles
Dr. Michael Schuhknecht, one of Michigan’s most experienced bariatric surgeons, and staff members of the Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center will discuss programs available for losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight for years to come. The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center specializes in working with each person to create a customized lifestyle plan, including medical weight loss management through diet or bariatric surgery, nutrition counseling, individualized exercise programs and monthly support groups.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 190 million adults in the United States are overweight and obese. Individuals more than 40 percent overweight are twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of average weight. However, the good news is that losing as little as 5 to 15 percent of one’s initial body weight can reduce the risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate the need for some medications.
For more information or to register for either the St. Joseph or Niles seminar, call (269) 687-4673 or (877) 467-3858 or visit www.lakelandhealth.org/weightloss.

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