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BMI Syon Clinic team in TV series “Obese: A Year To Save My Life”

BMI Syon Clinic team in TV series
Dietitians Claire Wylde and Hasina Aktar

A team of clinicians from BMI Syon Clinic will be the stars of Sky1’s new TV series, “Obese: A Year to Save My Life.” The show, produced by Eyeworks UK, was partly filmed at BMI Syon Clinic over the course of a year and follows the trials and tribulations of nine obese individuals as they battle through major diet and exercise regimes to lose half their body weight.

The team, which included GP, RMO and Health Screening doctor Dr Niall Dove and Senior Nurse Gayle Burn, were involved throughout show and provided the contributors with head-to-toe health assessments. In addition, dietitians Claire Wylde and Hasina Aktar who both practise at BMI Syon Clinic provided all the contributors with their initial nutritional assessments.

Reflecting on the filming Dr Dove commented, “Everyday in my practice, I see the devastating impact obesity can have on people’s health and quality of life. I think this show could be a beacon of hope for the many people throughout the UK who have become overwhelmed by ongoing struggles with their weight. The team and I were very pleased to be involved in such an incredible programme and to be providing the health assessment and nutritional services for the programme’s contributors.

These brave participants have undergone intense diet and exercise regimes during the course of their year, so it was hugely important that they have trained medical experts on hand to monitor their progress and ensure their wellbeing as they undertook this life-changing – and indeed life-saving – journey. The show is a real rollercoaster of emotions and I look forward to seeing the contributor’s journeys in full. They all have something to be proud of but some of the contributors really grasped the opportunity by the horns and I think that many people will be astounded at how much difference a year can make in changing your life!”

‘Obese: A Year to Save My Life’, which is hosted by the fitness expert Jessie Pavelka, is being shown on Sky1 in the New Year. To find out more information click here.

Private hospital news : 5 January 2012

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