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Heart Attacks, Stroke: Bariatric Surgery Cuts Risk

Posted: October 22, 2018

Fewer heart attacks. Reduced stroke risk. Lower chance to develop heart disease. Once again, researchers produce evidence that bariatric surgery has major health benefits for people who have diabetes and severe obesity. According to a new study published in JAMA, people with diabetes and severe obesity who had bariatric surgery were 40 percent less likely to have […]
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Sleep Hygiene Helps Longterm Weight Loss

Posted: October 16, 2018

How you sleep – what many call “sleep hygiene” – affects your body’s ability to lose weight and keep it off. It’s important to improve your sleep habits before and after you have weight-loss surgery. Improving your sleep hygiene will help you keep from gaining weight back. In fact, not getting enough sleep makes some […]
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Weight Loss Dietary Supplement: Beware Hidden Ingredients

Posted: October 15, 2018

If you’re taking a weight loss dietary supplement, it’s not enough to read the list of ingredients. Too often, companies leave out everything that goes into each capsule. In fact, some dietary supplements contain pharmaceutical ingredients that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A recent analysis found that 776 dietary supplements flagged by the FDA […]
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Low-Calorie Sweeteners: A Diabetes Risk?

Posted: October 1, 2018

People trying to avoid sugary foods often turn to low-calorie sweeteners. You’ll find them everywhere. They take up aisles at the grocery store. From sports drinks and sodas to protein bars, food companies use artificial sweeteners to market their products as low-calorie or diet. Although it seems like these products would help you lose weight, recent research […]
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Exercise After Surgery: Keep Weight Off

Posted: September 28, 2018

Exercise after surgery helps bariatric patients keep their weight from coming back. Depending on your health, the type of weight-loss surgery you have and your recovery, your doctor will advise you on when you should start exercising and how long you should be physically active. One common misunderstanding about exercise after surgery is how hard you need to […]
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Painful Joints: 5 Ways Losing Weight Helps

Posted: September 26, 2018

Painful joints from osteoarthritis can make it hard to get moving in the morning and to keep up with your daily activities. Osteoarthritis, a chronic progressive joint disease, is caused by the increased force across the joint and inflammation in your body. If you have obesity, you face a 60 percent greater risk of developing osteoarthritis, which […]
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Junk Food Withdrawal: It’s Temporary

Posted: September 24, 2018

Giving up junk food can cause similar types of withdrawal symptoms that people experience when they quit using drugs. If you’ve ever felt a strong craving for French fries or cupcakes when you’re trying to clean up your diet, it’s not just your imagination. In fact, your withdrawal symptoms may have included anxiety, irritability, headaches and […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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