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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Weight loss program

    I am 53 years old, overweight, insulin-dependent diabetic. At the moment I have limited ability to do rigorous workouts due to toe and should injuries. I need to lose 10kg to feel healthier - physically and mentally. I am in lockdown and am really struggling. Does the Donna Aston program have scientific credibility?
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    Dr Matthew Thuy

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    I am a general practitioner working in Melbourne. I grew up in Melbourne and graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2008. I did my … View Profile

     

    I think if you want answers to your question, you will need to have a consultation with a GP. But I think you should come prepared. I would suggest contacting the Donna Aston program and ask for any scientific publications they have published, and bring them to your appointment. If they do respond, then great. Your GP can look at this information critically for you. Additionally I'd suggest asking your GP to search MEDLINE for studies related to Donna Aston or treatments similar to Donna Aston, to see if any research is available. That way a person independant to Donna Aston is looking to see if there is any other science related to this. Finally it is important when looking at the science to see if it applies to you. Weight loss in overweight but otherwise healthy 20 and 30 year olds with no other health issues is very different from someone who is 50 with health conditions such as diabetes and musculoskeletal conditions.

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