• 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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  • Are we destined to become an obese nation?

    June 5, 2012

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Imagine a world where almost half of all Americans are obese — where diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease run rampant. You may not have to use your imagination for long. A new Duke University study on obesity predicts 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030. What’s more, 11 percent ...

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  • Adult Obesity May Be All in the Family

    June 4, 2012

    New research finds that early-life family dietary habits and ideas about weight are important predictors of adult obesity. A few years back, a study made headlines by suggesting that weight gainis socially contagious and that people often catch it from their friends. Now, new research finds that these social interactions may have little impact on body weight, ...

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  • New study shows bariatric surgery can help lower blood sugar levels

    June 2, 2012

    by Claudia Coffey WHAS11.com June 1, 2012 at 4:34 PM Type 2 diabetes, which affects 26 million Americans, may have met its match. A new study reveals that a controversial type of surgery may actually cure type 2 diabetes. It is providing new hope for millions suffering from obesity and this disease. Three years ago Delissa Minge was more than 200 pounds ...

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  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Proposes Ban on Large Sodas

    May 31, 2012

    ABC News By BEN FORER (@BenForer) May 31, 2012 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on large sugary drinks in an effort to curb obesity. The plan would make it illegal for food service establishments such as restaurants, street vendors, sports venues and movie theaters to serve sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. The ban ...

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  • Austin Weight Loss Information Seminars Scheduled for June

    May 31, 2012

    Three FREE comprehensive seminars detailing the multiple weight loss programs and services offered to the Austin community by Texas Bariatric Specialists have been scheduled for June. As both surgical and non-surgical options will be covered, 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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