• Gastric bypass surgery an option for obese teens

    August 2, 2012

    When Amanda Rodriguez was in high school, she was one of the few students who had a key to the school elevator. At 292 pounds, she couldn’t walk up the stairs. “It was really embarrassing and it took a toll on my mental state,” said Amanda. “I was just really unhappy with myself.” After both her parents ...

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  • Is Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?

    August 2, 2012

    Rotisserie chicken sounds pretty healthy, but did you know that it is only slightly lower in fat than fried chicken? You can save about 7 fat grams by removing the skin before eating. You can further cut fat and calories by choosing white meat, such as breast, over dark pieces like legs or thighs. Now, ...

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  • Faithful food diary key to weight loss, study says

    August 1, 2012

    Older women who want to lose weight – or keep off the weight they’ve lost – should faithfully keep a log of everything they eat, avoid restaurants at lunchtime and not skip meals, researchers say in a study out Friday – results that echo the message that awareness is one key to a healthful weight. The ...

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  • Healthy Living: Bariatric Surgery

    July 31, 2012

    Sticking to any workout routine takes commitment, but for Desiree Hobson, it took courage. To qualify for bariatric surgery, Desiree underwent behavioral and dietary counseling. “This is a life change, it’s a major surgery,” said Desiree. After gaining weight on two previous attempts, Desiree knew it was time to try something different. She decided to get in ...

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  • Type 2 Two for One: The Next Diabetes Breakthrough

    July 30, 2012

    Some amazing findings have come out regarding diabetes. The New England Journal of Medicine has just recently published a study finding that diabetics who have gastric bypass surgery experience an added effect. It is a change that happens almost in the blink of an eye. Patients go in to get gastric bypass to lose weight, but ...

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  • Don't be Fooled!

    July 30, 2012

    Terms often associated with nutrition quackery include miraculous, breakthrough, exclusive, magic, secret, unique, effortless, overnight, instant, and limited-time offer. Be a smart consumer. Exercise judgment and ask questions before buying any nutrition product or program. One question to consider is if results are based on facts and sound science or only personal testimonials. Also, if ...

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  • Lisa Lampanelli undergoes weight-loss surgery

    July 29, 2012

    Former The Celebrity Apprentice star Lampanelli has struggled to keep her waistline in check over the years and, in a desperate attempt to shed the pounds for good, she has now reduced the size of her stomach with a gastric sleeve procedure. The funnywoman has since recovered from the operation and Lampanelli insists she is focused ...

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  • 'Lap-band' weight loss surgery in very obese adults improves mental health

    July 28, 2012

    One year after weight loss surgery with laparoscopic gastric banding, extremely obese adults demonstrate not only better physical health but also improved psychological health, a new study shows. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. “Surgical treatment, such as laparoscopic gastric banding, is increasingly recognized as ...

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  • Lap Band Surgery: Jets Coach Rex Ryan's Weight-Loss Procedure, Explained

    July 27, 2012

    Jets head coach Rex Ryan announced yesterday that, thanks to lap band surgery, he’s now tipping the scales at 242 — 106 pounds lighter than when he underwent the procedure in March of 2010, the New York Daily News reported. Now, Ryan weighs about the same as recently-acquired backup quarterback, Tim Tebow, according to Bloomberg. Lap band ...

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  • Severely Obese Kids Have Heart Disease Risk Factors as Early as Age 2

    July 26, 2012

    A Dutch study finds that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar are the norm, not the exception, among severely overweight children and adolescents t’s well-known that obesity can be linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and ultimately to death. But now a new Dutch study is linking severe obesity to cardiovascular ...

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