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Who needs to lose weight?

  • Anyone with a BMI between 23 and 27 should aim to reduce weight through exercise and healthy eating.
  • People with a BMI > 28 may need to be offered additional treatment to reduce their weight. New Leaf Healthcare has a range of prescription medication to assist with weight loss.
  • People who have a BMI between 27 and 29 and a weight related risk factor such as heart disease, diabetes, stomach acid reflex, knee osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol .
  • If your waist is over 37” for a man or 32” for a woman you should try to reduce your weight.

New leaf Healthcare have a range of products depending on your BMI – if you’re overweight but have a BMI under 28 you will be offered a range of dietary advice and help. If you have a BMI over 28 our doctors will assess you carefully to decide the best way to help you attain your weight goals.