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
Posted - January 12, 2010

Bariatric Surgery for Older Patients

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 older and younger patients. Learn More
Posted - January 5, 2010

Gastric Bypass Good for the Heart

A recent study suggests that bariatric surgery may provide more than the cosmetic benefit of looking thinner - "it may also reduce the Learn More

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