Posted - October 12, 2010

Does Dramatic Weight Reduction also Reduce Cancer Risk?

The relationship between bariatric surgery and some forms of cancer has been well established. Along with other health risks, obesity is frequently cited as a risk factor for breast, colon, endometrial, kidney and esophageal cancers. Learn More
Posted - September 18, 2010

The Obesity-Depression Link

Dutch researchers confirm that obesity and depression share a unique link where each condition increases the risk for developing the other. Learn More
Posted - August 26, 2010

New Research Sheds Light on Weight Loss Surgery Complications

New research suggests that the risk of complications from weight loss surgery is lower among bariatric surgeons who perform more operations. Learn More
Posted - June 27, 2010

Using Probiotics After Gastric Bypass Surgery

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 Surgery. Learn More
Posted - April 30, 2010

What do genes have to do with Weight loss?

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? Learn More
Posted - March 23, 2010

Shorter Life Span for Obese Children?

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 55. Learn More
Posted - February 16, 2010

Hospital restrictions help bariatric patients

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 nearly 2%, which experts considered to be "relatively high." Learn More
Posted - January 31, 2010

Venous Clotting and Obesity

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. Learn More
Posted - January 29, 2010

Asthma May Vary with Weight

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. Learn More
Posted - January 27, 2010

Add Stress and Add Pounds

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 problems, depression, or anxiety, reported Jason P. Block, MD, MPH, and colleagues in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Learn More

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