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Obesity Spread Likely Due To Environmental Factors

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

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

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Dr. Oz Advocates Gastric Bypass Surgery

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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Complex World of Gut Microbes Fine-Tune Body Weight

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

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NSIDE MD Visits with Dr. Nilesh Patel: Restoring Hope

By: Erin Seligman Issue: April 2010 | NSIDE Medical Restoring Hope The rather quaint waiting room with rows of monotone chairs immediately transforms with the arrival of Dr. Nilesh Patel. In a wave of personality and speed, the founder of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) walks through the newly energized space greeting each patient with a

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