It wasn't easy, but these three men lost their excess weight naturally

Before (left) and after: Devthiran managed to lose 52.8kg and reduce his blood sugar levels back to normal in about a year of following his wife’s diet plan, formulated with the advice of his cardiologist, and daily exercise. — Photos: Dr KANNAN PASAMANICKAM

As physicians, my colleagues and I emphasise lifestyle modification as the very first and most important step in preventing and treating disease.

Towards this end, a balanced and healthy diet, regular exercise, avoidance of smoking and moderate (if any) amounts of alcohol is emphasised during every consultation with a patient.

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