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Recent ASMBS Meeting

Published on June 28, 2011

At the most recent ASMBS meeting, there was talk about recognizing morbid obesity as a possible addiction to food, especially carbohydrates and sugar. In two of my lectures, the speaker used the word relapse when talking about weight regain after

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Bariatric Surgery- The Easy Way Out?

Published on February 4, 2011

One of the biggest myths about bariatric surgery within the general public, is that it is “the easy way out” Nothing could be further than the truth! Bariatric surgery requires hard work. You will need to make big changes in

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Obesity rates rising across all income levels

Published on February 3, 2011

In December the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the CDC, released a report comparing obesity rates from 1988-1994 and from 2005-2008. The report found that the”prevelence of obesity increased in adults at all income and

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Health Problems Related to Obesity and Morbid Obesity

Published on January 17, 2011

Many people would like to lose a few problem pounds, which is normal. If someone is obese or morbidly obese, though, they tend to carry much more weight than just a few problem pounds. Many people have come to our

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Diabetes and Obesity

Published on December 10, 2010

“Because diabetes follows a progressive course, often starting with obesity, and then moving on to prediabetes, there are multiple opportunities to intervene early and prevent this devastating disease before it is too late” Deneen Vojta M.D.of United Health Care. Being

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History of Bariatric Surgery

Published on November 12, 2010

Many people think that bariatric surgery is a new concept because of the recent increase of media coverage about it. However, bariatric surgery was first performed in 1954. The first bariatric surgeries were the intestinal bypass. The intestinal bypass literally

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American Diabetes Month: Get Tested!

Published on November 10, 2010

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. For the past 20 years, diabetes rates have been increasing rapidly and it is quickly becoming Americas new health

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What is Metabolic Syndrome

Published on November 3, 2010

Metabolic Syndrome is the name of a group of health problems that occur together. These problems can lead to big health concerns like heart attack, stoke or diabetes. Your doctor may diagnose you with Metabolic Syndrome if you have at

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Promising News About Diabetes

Published on October 29, 2010

Check out this article on MSN http://health.msn.com/health-topics/diabetes/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100264187>1=31010 From our experience we do see an improvement in glucose control, if not a resolution of diabetes. Promising results.

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Hypertension and Obesity

Published on October 11, 2010

Recent research shows that nearly two-thirds of people who suffer from obesity are at risk for developing hypertension. The exact cause is unknown, but what is known is that obesity affects hormonal levels in our bodies, and that the worst

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