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Dr Nwizu Now Holds Board Certification in Clinical Lipidology

Local Physician Achieves Certification in Clinical Lipidology   May 4, 2017 Greeley, CO   Dr. Chima Nwizu who holds a double board certification in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine and whose practice location is at the west office of Family Physicians of Greeley, has recently been awarded Diplomate status with the American Board of Clinical …

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Dr. Nwizu’s Weight Loss Program Launches New Website

Dr. Nwizu’s Weight Loss Program is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website, with many new features and functions – including this blog! Dr. Chima Nwizu is an experienced weight loss and weight management doctor in the Greeley, Colorado area. We invite you to learn more about the benefits of Dr. Nwizu’s …

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A Heart Healthy Approach to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

The National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) advocates the following Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) to lower serum LDL-C (low density lipoprotein cholesterol) levels: Dietary cholesterol <200 mg per day Saturated fat <7% of total daily calories Increase soluble (viscous) fiber intake to 10 – 25 grams daily Consume at least …

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Aerobic Physical Activity Guidelines for Managing Overweight/Obesity – American College of Sports Medicine 2013 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescriptions

The goal of physical activity should at least be 30 minutes/day progressing to 60 minutes/day (i.e. 300 minutes per week),  >5 days/week at 40 – 60+% of aerobic capacity.  This goal can also be achieved through multiple daily bouts of 10 minutes duration exercise. There is a dose effect for physical activity and weight loss – higher doses …

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Focus on Low Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol (LDL-C)

Cholesterol is a type of fat that is principally made in the liver (about 75%), and with a smaller contribution from animal source (through diet). Cholesterol cannot dissolve in blood and therefore travels to and from cells on transporters or carriers known as lipoproteins. The types of lipoproteins involved in this transport include low-density lipoprotein …

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