Bariatric Surgery Articles & Stories

Diet Drinks Good for the Waist, Bad for the Heart

Diet Drinks Good for the Waist, Bad for the Heart

Are you a fan of diet drinks? They may not be as safe as you think. A recent study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, claims that people who drank diet soda everyday had a 61% higher risk of vascular events than those who didn't. Read More


Adding Dietary Calcium Helps Lose Weight

Adding Dietary Calcium Helps Lose Weight

Increasing the supply of calcium in one's diet facilitates weight loss - but only in people who fail to ingest enough calcium, a recent study showed.The study was published in the British Journal of Nutrition, and was performed by Angelo Tremblay and his team at Université Laval's Faculty of M... Read More


Bariatric Surgery and Long-Term Health

Bariatric Surgery and Long-Term Health

Obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, so do the rates of people who choose to undergo bariatric surgery. Whereas in the early 1990's only 16,000 people had undergone bariatric surgery, by 2008 the number had sharply rose to 220,000 according to the American Society for Metabolic... Read More


Obesity Seems to Degrade Men's Sex Lives

Obesity Seems to Degrade Men's Sex Lives

Obese men undergo significant hormonal changes and experience markedly worse sex lives – but stomach-stapling surgery can correct those troubles, a recent small study showed.     “Previous studies have found that obesity is correlated to lower sperm count and can b... Read More


Can Mom's Weight Influence a Child's Risk of Obesity?

Can Mom's Weight Influence a Child's Risk of Obesity?

Can Mom's Weight Influence a child's Risk of Obesity? Preliminary studies say, yes. Read More


Mandometer May be the Device Children need to Lose Weight

Mandometer May be the Device Children need to Lose Weight

Weight loss continues to be a persistent goal for the majority of Americans and one of the New Year's resolutions that always seem to fall through the cracks. As we look for new ways to lose weight, eating slower may be the easiest, most appealing choice. Eating slower allows the brain to regi... Read More


Why We Keep Eating When Full

Why We Keep Eating When Full

Why do we keep eating pleasurable foods when full? The answer may seem obvious, but a recent article published in Biological Psychiatry has a scientific answer in the hunger hormone ghrelin. Read More


Obesity and Depression Strongly Linked

Obesity and Depression Strongly Linked

The link between common mental illness and obesity should be given more attention because the two health problems are closely connected, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. An editorial in the British Medical Journal add support to claims of a two-way risk between obesity a... Read More


Obesity Rates May Be Leveling Off

Obesity Rates May Be Leveling Off

Here is some remarkable news. We, meaning Americans in general, have finally begun to stop getting fatter. Not that we are any thinner, but at least our national weight expansion has leveled off. This semi-encouraging news comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More


Expert Commentary: Rami E. Lufti, M.D., FACS 12/15/2009

Expert Commentary: Rami E. Lufti, M.D., FACS 12/15/2009

Obesity has become an epidemic crisis in United States! The problem is further aggravated by the serious threat obesity has on our society. This was evident by a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2004. Researchers found, looking at the top 10 causes ... Read More


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