NEWS: Bariatric Surgery May Help Reset Weight “Set Point”

For those that struggle with obesity, diet and exercise are often not enough. Studies have shown that there is as much as a 95% failure rate in those trying to lose weight through lifestyle changes alone. This high failure rate is due to numerous factors, including: Failing to address the root of the weight gain. […]

Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Patients Not Improved by Bariatric Surgery

A Change in BMI Data was conducted from over 22 type 1 diabetes patients with a BMI of greater than 35kg/m2 culminating from three bariatric surgery centers located in Belgian. Out of the patients studied, 6 of them had a sleeve gastrectomy while 16 of them underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Using a linear mixed […]

Bariatric Surgery: Do You Really Need Surgery for Weight Loss?

You have tried all sorts of weight losing diets, but you lose and finally gain weight. Are you wondering if you now need a weight loss surgery? Bariatric surgery is a great way to lose the excess fat of your body, but there are many other facts to consider before choosing this option for successfully […]

Obesity May Cause Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Obesity is rightly blamed for causing hypertension as every third person with obesity has high blood pressure. This incidence increases in morbidly obese patients. When hypertension is present in an obese person (who usually is also suffering form other diseases like diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea and many others), chances of grave complications and premature […]

Obesity May Accelerate the Ageing Process

Have you ever heard that a 25 years old person is living with body organs which are 50 years old? It seems strange but it happens in obesity-obesity causes aging of different body organs. Ongoing research on obesity has found that excessive weight accelerates the ageing process in human cells even greater than smoking. Aging […]

Obesity Increases Chances of Heart Attack

Obesity is a serious health problem all over the world. Developed countries and affluent societies are particular victim of obesity due to availability of excess food and limited physical activities According to the National Institutes of Health, over-weight and obesity together are the second leading cause of preventable deaths in America. An estimate shows around […]

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