Dutch researchers confirm that obesity and depression share a unique link where each condition increases the risk for developing the other. Researchers at Leiden University Medical Center analyzed data from 15 previously … [Read more...] about The Obesity-Depression Link
New research suggests that the risk of complications from weight loss surgery is lower among bariatric surgeons who perform more operations. Researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor analyzed data from 15,275 … [Read more...] about New Research Sheds Light on Weight Loss Surgery Complications
If you are having gastric bypass surgery performed, a probiotics supplement may accelerate your weight loss and avoid vitamin B deficiency, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal … [Read more...] about Using Probiotics After Gastric Bypass Surgery
A new company suggests that knowing more about your DNA may be the key to achieving weight loss success. But is this latest weight loss product worth the money? Inherent Health, a division of Interleukin Genetics Inc., … [Read more...] about What do genes have to do with Weight loss?
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine emphasizes the long-term risks associated with childhood obesity. Specifically, researchers say, being obese as a child may double the risk of dying before the age of … [Read more...] about Shorter Life Span for Obese Children?
A recent study suggests that limiting who can perform weight loss surgeries may be making the procedures safer. In 2001, there were over 70,000 weight loss surgeries performed in the U.S. The 30-day mortality rate was … [Read more...] about Hospital restrictions help bariatric patients
Your risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism increases with obesity, but researches have discovered that your gender and the location of the excess weight are also important factors. In a study posted online … [Read more...] about Venous Clotting and Obesity
There may be a difference in how asthma affects people who are obese compared to sufferers who are of normal weight or overweight, according to a study conducted by Brian Schroer, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic. Schroer … [Read more...] about Asthma May Vary with Weight
Your stress could be the reason for weight gain, a recent study has discovered. Men and women who have a high body mass index (BMI) have a tendency to gain weight when they experience stress from work-related demands, money … [Read more...] about Add Stress and Add Pounds
In the past, there has been concern that bariatric surgery is too dangerous for obese patients over the age of 65; however, a recent comparison study has shown that the risk of bariatric surgery is actually comparable between … [Read more...] about Bariatric Surgery for Older Patients