Sleeve Gastrectomy Surges to Nearly Half of All Weight-Loss Surgeries in America, New Study Finds

New Cleveland Clinic Study Reveals Five-fold Increase in Procedure Within Three Years Source: Newswise Read More

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Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less

A recent study suggests that obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E — they need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing increased oxidative stress, but those same problems actually cause their effective use of vitamin E to be […]

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New Five-Year Study Finds Men and Women More Satisfied with Their Sex Lives After Weight-Loss Surgery

Both men and women see lasting improvements in their sex lives after bariatric surgery, according to a new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. Source: Newswise Read More

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Adolescent bariatric surgery reverses type 2 diabetes in 95 percent of teens, improves quality of life

The results of a new study to be published November 6, 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine to coincide with presentation at The Obesity Society Annual meeting in Los Angeles, California show that three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life. Nationwide Children’s Hospital […]

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New Study Finds Most Patients Still Have Improved Mobility, Less Joint Pain Three Years After Weight-Loss Surgery

After weight-loss surgery, 57 percent of patients with significant mobility issues before surgery no longer had them and about 70 percent of those with severe knee and hip pain or disability, experienced improvements in joint specific pain and function, according to new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that followed patients for […]

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New Study Finds Healthcare Costs Drop Dramatically After Bariatric Surgery

A new study based on national insurance claims in the United States found that patients with obesity who had gastric bypass surgery cut their healthcare costs by nearly 40 percent after four years, and by 80 percent, if they also had type 2 diabetes before surgery. Source: Newswise Read More

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Bariatric surgery in developing countries

Dr. Ramana BalasubramanianBariatric surgeonKolkata, India Introduction The developed world is known by all to include the United States and Canada, Western Europe, Japan and South Korea, Australia, and a few other, smaller, countries like Israel and New Zealand. However, the rest of the world is not to be uniformly considered underdeveloped. Nor can they be all […]

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Gut bacteria may impact body weight, fat and good cholesterol levels

For better cardiovascular health, check your gut. Bacteria living in your gut may impact your weight, fat and good cholesterol levels, factors necessary to help maintain a healthy heart, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. Source: Medical News Today Read More

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Study says patients with type 2 diabetes should be prioritized for obesity surgery

New research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests that, when considering overall costs of healthcare, obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with recent disease onset, should be prioritised for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes, since many patients see a reversal of diabetes after surgery and thus need fewer […]

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Overweight, obesity increase risk of carpal tunnel syndrome

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a meta-analysis published online Sept. 23 in Obesity Reviews. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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