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How Weight-Loss Surgery Choices Are Changing

How Weight-Loss Surgery Choices Are Changing

Americans now prefer less-extensive sleeve gastrectomy to traditional gastric bypass. When it comes to weight-loss surgery in the U.S., a new procedure has taken over as first choice, the latest figures show. Sleeve gastrectomy is now more popular than gastric bypass surgery, which makes deeper changes in the digestive tract. In a four-year study, presented […]

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Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions

Misconception: Most people who have metabolic and bariatric surgery regain their weight. Truth: As many as 50 percent of patients may regain a small amount of weight (approximately 5 percent) two years or more following their surgery. However, longitudinal studies find that most bariatric surgery patients maintain successful weight-loss long-term. ‘Successful’ weight-loss is arbitrarily defined as […]

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Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t

Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t

“Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in health care,” says Laurie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese patients and a detailed analysis of the best studies yet done showing weight-loss surgery’s ability to reverse the often […]

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Surgery for Diabetes

Surgery for Diabetes

Did You Know? Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes every 10 seconds. Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths. One out of ten health care dollars is attributed to diabetes. Diabetics have health expenditures that are 2.3 times higher than non-diabetics. Approximately 90 percent of type […]

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Gastric Bypass Cuts Diabetes in Mild Obesity

Gastric Bypass Cuts Diabetes in Mild Obesity

Patients noticed decline in glycated hemoglobin within the first six months of surgery. Gastric bypass may be an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in patients who are only mildly obese, researchers said here. The vast majority of patients (88 percent) had remission of their diabetes, bringing their glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) to 6.5 percent, even […]

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7 tips for buying clothes after Bariatric Surgery

7 tips for buying clothes after Bariatric Surgery

Your weight loss journey has been paved with a true commitment to better yourself. Positive trade-offs have been made in order to improve your health, however the fact of the matter is your body is changing or about to change and believe it or not (often happens) your figure is too. It’s time you embrace […]