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Teen Obesity Surgery: to be the Last Resort

Date: 24 November 2015

The largest, longest study of teen obesity surgery shows huge weight loss and health gains can last at least three years, and many say it's worth the risks.

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    Though it might sound strange, astrology seems to provide us with an understanding and insight, how to manage weight loss problems.

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    05 November 2015

    Athletic performance has been reported to vary seasonally, peaking in the summer; positive effects of UVB exposure on athletic performance were reported as early as the 1930s.

  • Fat Location in the Body More Important than the Total Amount of Fat
     08 September 2015

    Depending on your body-type and location of fat your health status can be defined in a better way. Women who are "pear-shaped" tend to store fat in their buttocks and flanks and are at less risk of disease than those who are "apple-shaped" and tend to accumulate fat around the belly.

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    The World Cancer Research Fund found a link to obesity in six types of cancers. Women who were overweight were four times more likely to develop cancer of the uterine lining while obesity boosts the risk by six-fold. Obese women also are at greater risk of breast and colon cancer.

  • Panniculectomy : Surgical Management of Pannus or 'Hanging Abdomen'  
    08 September 2015

    The removal of excess skin and fat in the lower stomach area that hangs below the belt line is called panniculectomy and the excess fat is called the pannus, or abdominal "apron," and can have several negative affects on one’s quality of life.

  • Dual Gastric Balloon for Treatment of Obesity  
    05 August 2015

    FDA has approved a new dual gastric balloon device designed to help adult obese (BMI= 30-40 kg/m2) patients lose weight. ReShape Dual Balloon address a significant gap that exists between diet and exercise on the one hand and weight loss medications and surgery on the other.

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    07 July 2015

    People who injected Saxenda (liraglutide) every day for a year lost an average of 18.5 pounds, compared with an average of 6 pounds for those taking a placebo, researchers found.

  • A Mushroom Supplement that Might Alter Obesity  
    27 June 2015

    A mushroom a day may keep the doctor away. The active ingredients in a Asian mushroom can change bacteria in your stomach for the better, researchers have found.

  • GLP-1: an Alternative Treatment for Obesity
    13 June 2015

    At present, bariatric surgery is the only truly successful treatment of severe obesity. Mimicking one of the effects of bariatric surgery, namely the increased secretion of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1, by artificially increasing the levels of GLP-1 might prove successful as obesity treatment. Recent studies have shown that GLP-1 is a physiological regulator of appetite and food intake which assist in weight loss.

  • The Thunder God Vine: a Herbal Way to Treat Obesity
    11 June 2015

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