• Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years

    June 22, 2012

    Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term.  Now, a new study presented in San Diego at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery suggests that benefit is maintained long-term. It followed some patients as long as seven years. Researchers looked at numerous heart (cardiac) risk factors before and after ...

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  • Obesity Spread Likely Due To Environmental Factors

    June 21, 2012

    An international team of researchers’ study of the spatial patterns of the spread of obesity suggests America’s bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behavior than genetics or individual choices. The team, led by City College of New York physicist Hernan Makse, found correlations between the epidemic’s geography and food marketing and distribution ...

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  • Complications Related To Bariatric Procedures Reduced By Minimally Invasive Surgery

    June 20, 2012

    A study by researchers at Stanford University Medical Center has found that a popular weight-loss operation is safer and reduces hospital bills when done with minimally invasive techniques rather than open surgery, which requires a large abdominal incision. The authors say that, to their knowledge, this is the first time the open and minimally invasive approaches ...

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  • Dr. Oz Advocates Gastric Bypass Surgery

    June 19, 2012

    Dr. Oz discusses the benefits of Gastric bypass surgery – what he terms “the underperformed surgery you should be getting.” Dr. Oz says “Gastric bypass surgery can help you lose weight, prevent heart disease and cancer, and reverse your type 2 diabetes virtually overnight – yet only 1% of eligible patients elect to go under ...

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  • Free weight loss seminar to be held in TBS Laredo office

    June 18, 2012

    A FREE comprehensive seminar detailing the multiple weight loss programs and services offered to the Laredo community by Texas Bariatric Specialists has been scheduled for June 26th. Both surgical and non-surgical options will be covered, and the seminars present an excellent opportunity to learn which minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedure is best suited for your current health ...

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  • Weight Loss Surgery for Teens?

    June 16, 2012

    The obesity ”epidemic” is now old news, but it is scaring the heck out of medical practitioners since we know that the very heavy children we are now seeing will have chronic illnesses such as Type II diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver, gall bladder disease and chronic hip problems 20 to 30 years earlier than their ...

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  • Exercise Before and After Weight-Loss Surgery

    June 15, 2012

    Maintaining a fitness program before and after bariatric surgery puts you on the road to a healthy weight. Days after Holli Dunayer-Shalvoy’s gastric bypass surgery in 2005, she ventured out onto the beachside boardwalk near her Long Beach, New York, home. Her first walks were short, but each day they got a little bit longer. Now, ...

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  • Complex World of Gut Microbes Fine-Tune Body Weight

    June 14, 2012

    ScienceDaily (June 6, 2012) — Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric made up of some 500 to 1000 distinct bacterial species, (in addition to other microbes). Recently, researchers have begun to untangle the subtle role these diverse life forms play in maintaining health and regulating weight. In a new study appearing ...

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  • Is Lap Band Surgery a Good Option for Weight Loss?

    June 13, 2012

    One of the most popular forms of weight loss surgeries is lap band surgery. It has been around in the European countries since the past ten years, and has become popular in the United States about three years back. Like all types of surgeries and procedures, there are some misunderstandings and misconceptions associated with lap ...

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  • An Overview of Weight Loss Surgery

    June 12, 2012

    Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is very difficult to treat. For some people, weight loss surgery — or bariatric surgery — helps by restricting food intake or interrupting digestive processes. But keep in mind that weight loss surgery is a serious undertaking. You should clearly understand the pros and cons associated with the ...

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