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Lakeland offers free weight loss seminars

Published 1:40pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center is offering a free seminar, “Losing Weight…Finding Health,” in Niles and St. Joseph.

The two seminars will take place from 6:30-8 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Lakeland Medical Suites Niles, Lakeland Comprehensive Weight Loss Center, 42 N. St. Joseph Ave; and from 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center St. Joseph, Frederick S. Upton Education Center, Room 4, 1234 Napier Ave.

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 5-15 percent of your initial body weight can reduce your risk of diabetes and other illnesses, and can even eliminate your need for some medications.

For more information or to register for either the St. Joseph or Niles seminar, call 269-687-4673, or visit Visit or find Lakeland HealthCare on Facebook or Twitter for more classes and events.

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