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We recently got a diet chart prepared by Health Care

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Posted on Thu, 7 Feb 2019
Question: We recently got a diet chart prepared by Health Care Magic team of professionals for my wife. It shows her BMI is more than what it should be. My wife came across an ad on the internet and she would like to try this. I am not sure if that is advisable as they mentioned about B12 lipotropic injection. I am pasting the ad content below for your reference. Please review and advise.

Highlights

Weight loss program focuses on reducing appetite, keeping energy levels and metabolism high that increases fat burning process


What You'll Get



•What’s included:
◦Initial exam with physician and body composition analysis
◦Baseline blood work
◦Initial lipotropic B12 injection


Additional costs for the program’s supplements, weekly weigh-ins and lipotropic B12 injections will be reviewed at the initial visit.

Body Mass Index: Body Fat By the Numbers

Body mass index, or BMI, is one of the most pervasive tools used by health professionals to assess wellness. Read on to learn more about what BMI says about you.

It’s a simple enough equation: w(kg) / h(m)2. Or, in more literary terms, a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters. In either case, the formula spits out a number that fits into one of four categories: underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. To experienced doctors and counselors, these categories can be used as predictors for health risks such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, giving patients and clients a clearer picture of how their lifestyle affects their overall health.

An Imperfect Measurement

For all its value, however, BMI provides an incomplete picture to assessing body-fat content and health. It doesn’t take into account such factors as types of fat, fat distribution, or the proportion of fat versus muscle—athletes, for instance, will often fall in the overweight range owing to the large amount of muscle and shoulder pads on their frames. Better predictors for mortality might include measuring total body fat, body-fat percentage, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio, as where the body stores its fat is as important as how much it contains in all.

Bonus Points
•Body mass index derives from an equation put forth more than a century ago by a Belgian mathematician and astronomer named Adolphe Quetelet, who sought to apply the same practices of probability and measurement that allowed him to predict the position of the stars to finding the average mass of the human body.
•Adolphe’s equation didn’t gain widespread traction until 1972, when researcher Ancel Keys conducted a study of 7,400 men in five countries that concluded that Quetelet’s equation was the best height-weight formula for determining body-fat percentage.


The Fine Print



Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Additional weight loss services available at discretion of physician for additional cost. Examination included and required, refund requests will be honored before service provided. . Appointment required. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.


About Aligned Medical Group



Located next to Paoli Memorial Hospital in Paoli, PA, Aligned Medical Group, P.C. is a comprehensive medical practice comprised of compassionate specialists in the areas of Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy and Medical Weight Loss. Our Practitioners, with the support of our Clinical Team, are ready to get you back to a lifestyle that is healthy, active and pain-free. With our unique and thorough approach, we are confident we can help you have a solution to reach your health goals.

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Follow up: Neethu Vipin (6 minutes later)
I have uploaded two documents along with the query so that you can go through the advertisement clearly and advise.

Whether my wife can go for the B12 lipotropic injections and what is the purpose and value of it being administered to humans?

Can we go for 3D body scans and what does it reveal?
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Answered by Neethu Vipin (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
As explained Below

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

If your wife's BMI is only beyond 45-50 kg/M2 only you need to think about other alternatives for Weight loss other than Weight loss Diet and Excercise.

So I would suggest you to kindly follow the Diet Plan and engage in any type of Physical Activity for weight loss.

If you want to take any other treatment please consult your physician.

Thanks,
Neethu Vipin.

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I have uploaded two documents along with the query so that you can go through the advertisement clearly and advise. Whether my wife can go for the B12 lipotropic injections and what is the purpose and value of it being administered to humans? Can we go for 3D body scans and what does it reveal?