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Weight Loss Surgery: 4 Facts to Know

Posted: September 17, 2018

If you’re wondering whether weight loss surgery might be right for you, one of the first steps you can take is to educate yourself. Unfortunately, many myths about weight loss surgery circulate today. For instance, bariatric surgery is not taking the easy weight out. When it comes to losing weight with surgery, you still have to […]

Bariatric Surgery: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted: August 31, 2018

If you’re considering bariatric surgery to lose weight, it’s important to ask questions to make an informed decision. While it’s true that bariatric surgery is the most effective way for people who have obesity to lose weight and keep it off, it takes commitment. Think of surgery as a tool you can use to achieve […]

Top Reasons to Quit Tobacco Before Bariatric Surgery

Posted: August 22, 2018

Before you have any kind of surgery, your doctor will tell you it’s time to quit tobacco and stop smoking. Most people are aware of the health risks linked to using tobacco products such as cigarettes. Still, many people find it hard to quit tobacco and give up smoking. If you’re thinking about having weight-loss […]

Knee Pain: Losing Weight May Help

Posted: August 18, 2018

One of the first things many doctors recommend for knee pain is to lose some weight. It make sense when you consider how much pressure we put on our knee joints with every step. Studies estimate that when you walk, a force of nearly three to six times your body weight is exerted across the […]

Does Grilling Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Posted: August 5, 2018

Firing up the grill to cook meats may crank up your type 2 diabetes risk. The same goes for other methods of high-temperature cooking: barbecuing, broiling and roasting. Eating meat cooked at a high temperature may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Three studies involving […]

Is surgical weight loss right for me?

Posted: July 31, 2018

If you’ve been trying to lose weight for years and nothing seems to work, you may often ask yourself: Is surgical weight loss right for me? Like any surgery, there are risks. However, the health risks that come with obesity are often enough for people to feel comfortable they’re making the right decision. Surgical weight-loss […]

Weight-Loss Surgery: Keep Muscle Mass

Posted: July 23, 2018

A new study dispels the myth that gastric bypass surgery makes people lose muscle mass. In fact, researchers say people who have weight-loss surgery aren’t more likely to lose muscle than others who don’t have the procedure. The study, published in the journal Obesity, adds to the stack of evidence supporting the long-term safety and […]

Weight Loss Surgery Health Benefits

Posted: July 13, 2018

When people talk about weight loss surgery health benefits, they like to focus on how many pounds you can lose. And while that clearly improves your health, weight-loss surgery can also be about what you gain back: Your life. If you’re overweight or have obesity, you can probably list the ways carrying too much weight […]

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Kidney Disease Risk

Posted: July 3, 2018

People who have bariatric surgery may face a significantly lower risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, a new study finds. The study, recently published in the International Journal of Obesity, adds to the growing stack of research that weight-loss surgery carries many health benefits. Obesity is a dangerous condition. It often causes high blood pressure, […]

Losing weight: Can it lower cancer risk?

Posted: June 26, 2018

Everyone’s cancer risk increases as they get older. Some risk factors cannot be controlled. Your age, gender and family history  increase or decrease your risk for certain cancers. Fortunately, other risk factors, such as smoking, being overweight or having obesity, can be prevented. When you gain weight as an adult, your risk for several cancers […]

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