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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

'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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Weight Loss Surgery Improves Glucose Control in Diabetes Patients

July 25, 2012

Compared to Medical Therapy, Bariatric Surgery Results in Better Glucose Control and Long-Term Weight Loss Cases of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes continue to increase at an alarming rate worldwide. Recent studies have shown that bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, which includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are obese, results in better […]

Sisters "Happier and Healthier" Than Ever After Weight Loss Surgery

July 24, 2012

Amy and Kristin Lanham, sisters who work at the University of Maryland Women’s Health Center and Medical Center, had struggled with weight issues for most of their lives. After being referred to Dr. Mark Kligman by their primary care physicians and attending one of his weight loss surgery seminars, both were eager to undergo bariatric […]

Americans Rate Obesity as Biggest Health Threat

July 22, 2012

The obesity crisis handily beats smoking and drinking as the most serious US health concern in a new poll. According to a new Gallup poll, 81% of Americans feel that obesity is an “extremely” or “very” serious problem in society—significantly more than those who worry to the same degree about smoking (67%) or alcohol (47%). […]