• 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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  • How to Choose a Bariatric Surgeon

    June 11, 2012

    Choosing the right bariatric surgeon may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Asking the right questions and knowing what to look for in a bariatric surgeon can make it easier. To help you make the right decision, Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery put together a list of questions you should ask bariatric surgeons about ...

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  • Gastric Bypass Patients Keep Weight Off For The Most Part, Study Says

    June 10, 2012

    Gastric bypass surgery is often considered drastic and even overused, but when it comes to results, researchers say it is very effective at reducing the stubborn problem of obesity. Maintaining weight loss over time is often a problem for patients struggling with obesity, and backsliding is more often than not an issue that overweight patients experience ...

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  • 5 Foods To Boost Metabolism and Accelerate Weight Loss

    June 9, 2012

    The prospect of using foods to boost metabolism and enhance fat loss may sound bizarre to some, but a number of fat-reducing foods do exist that may be simpler than you think. You see over time, our bodies transition from being constantly craving nutrients and growing to their fully grown adult state. The nutrient hungry ...

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  • Bariatric Surgery Continues to Show Benefits for Patients With Diabetes

    June 7, 2012

    Chicago— Studies continue to show benefits of bariatric surgery in helping obese patients lose weight, but whether the procedure can actually “control or cure” those who have gone on to have diabetes remains to be seen. New research found bariatric surgery along with optimal medical therapy offered better glycemic control than optimal medical therapy alone for ...

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  • Getting that Cheap Surgery Done Abroad Could Cost You Your Life

    June 6, 2012

      Medical tourism has ballooned into a $100 billion industry, and struggling travel agents want to cash in. But is the lure of cheaper treatment and a possible vacation worth the risk to your health? James R. Goldberg, a healthcare executive and author of “The American Medical Money Machine: The Destruction of Healthcare in America and The ...

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