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Bariatric Surgery Triggers Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Triggers Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes

Safe and effective procedures to control type 2 diabetes in those who are morbidly obese are bariatric surgery techniques that constrict the gastrointestinal tract, according to an authority in the field. Assistant professor of surgery, Gregory F. Dakin claims that bariatric surgery can contro... Read More


Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Scientists have been looking for non-invaisve ways to combat obesity by studying the hormone ghrelin that controls appetite - the signal that tells us we are hungry and should eat. Read More


Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Gastric bypass patients are educated about food and the importance of limiting their food intake and practicing careful moderation. However a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, shows that gastric bypass patients need to be careful with their alcohol intake ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman M.D. - June 9, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman M.D. - June 9, 2009

This latest study in Circulation Research reveals some striking new data. You don’t necessarily have to be overweight to develop atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The study suggests that danger is the chronic inflammation of the arteries caused by eating fatty foods and is ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman May 1, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman May 1, 2009

The study, published by the American Physiological Society in the Journal of Applied Physiology, describes a three times greater risk of experiencing a stroke or dying, compared to people with similar health but without sleep apnea. What the study did not say though is that the vast majority ... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Elliot Goodman, MD April 22, 2009

The latest study reported at the American Heart Association's Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention annual conference confirms what we are seeing all around us - our children are getting fatter.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that 24 percent of... Read More


Bariatric Surgery Found to Lower Risk of Death

Bariatric Surgery Found to Lower Risk of Death

Obesity is on the rise, and so are associated health risks like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea. Although once believed to be a risky and rare procedure, bariatric surgery is becoming a prevalent option for people who suffer from morbid obesity. Over 175... Read More


Super Obesity Surgery

Super Obesity Surgery

A less popular form of weight loss surgery appears to be better than the standard type currently done in most centers. For so-called “super obese” patients, it could mean a better result. It’s called the biliopancreatic diverserion with duodenal switch. Like the older surgery, called the roux... Read More


Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery

Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is difficult to treat through diet and exercise alone. Bariatric surgery is one of the best options for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery ... Read More


Growing Number of Patients Opt for Gastric Banding

Growing Number of Patients Opt for Gastric Banding

Millions of us are fighting the battle of the bulge. While diet and exercise work, for many it doesn't cut it. But aggressive surgery is too much for most. This is really intended for those considered morbidly, or extremely obese, so much so it's an immediate risk to one's health. Now, maybe,... Read More



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