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Surgical Weight-Loss: A New Resolution

Posted: March 15, 2018

Surgical weight-loss strategies work for many people. As spring gets underway, March is often the month many people reflect on their New Year’s resolutions and question whether they can ever successfully lose weight. It’s easy to feel defeated by weight-loss resolutions for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your weight-loss goal wasn’t realistic. You might have […]

Losing Weight Before Bariatric Surgery

Posted: March 7, 2018

Losing weight before you have bariatric surgery may help you achieve your ultimate weight-loss goals. That’s what new research suggests, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers found that people lost more weight after surgery if they dropped at least 8 percent of their excess weight before they had their […]

Walking Tips: Make Exercise Easy

Posted: March 1, 2018

Walking tips can make exercise much easier to fit into your daily routine. Whether you’re thinking about having weight-loss surgery, or you’ve already had a procedure, exercise plays an important role in losing weight. It can also keep you from gaining back unwanted pounds. The first thing anyone should do before starting an exercise program […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit: Live Longer

Posted: February 26, 2018

Here’s a weight-loss surgery benefit to consider: it could help you live a longer life. In fact, if you’re a middle-aged man or woman, having weight-loss surgery could lower your death rate by 50 percent. Research published in JAMA shows that for some people it may be less risky in the long run to have […]

Obesity Over Time May Cause Heart Damage

Posted: February 21, 2018

The number of years you spend overweight or obese could lead to heart damage. It doesn’t matter if your blood pressure is within a normal range or if you don’t have type 2 diabetes or kidney disease. Carrying excess weight for a long period of time appears to put people at risk for heart damage. […]

Cancer Risks Drop After Bariatric Surgery

Posted: February 6, 2018

Cancer risks that come with carrying too much weight drop significantly after bariatric surgery, according to a recent study. People who weighed enough to have severe obesity lowered their risk of developing cancer by 33 percent after having bariatric surgery, researchers found at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The benefit was greatest for cancers […]

Obesity Treatments: Bariatric Options

Posted: January 31, 2018

Obesity treatments vary for each person based on their individual needs. If you’re searching for the best way to lose weight, make sure to consult a team of medical professionals dedicated to helping people who have obesity. Bariatric surgery may be right for you if you meet specific medical conditions that take into account your […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Myths

Posted: January 30, 2018

Weight-loss surgery myths deter many people from pursuing an effective way to lose weight. If you weigh enough to have obesity, research shows that surgical weight loss is often the best strategy people have to lose weight and keep it off – for good. As with any surgery, you need to weigh all the risks […]

Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for You?

Posted: January 18, 2018

Have you ever wondered: “Is weight-loss surgery right for me?” Weight-loss surgery might seem like a drastic measure to lose weight. Perhaps you think bariatric surgery is only for people who need to lose a few hundred pounds. The truth is, however, that the typical weight-loss surgery patient only needs to lose about 100 pounds. Nearly 200,000 people turn […]

Weight-Loss Program Benefits Many

Posted: January 5, 2018

Is a weight-loss program right for you? Stepping on the scale feels pretty good when the pounds keep dropping. For most Americans, however, the numbers start to increase within a matter of weeks or months. Disappointed and frustrated, many of us eventually move the scale to the back of a cabinet or a closet where […]

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