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LePort Podcast – Weight Loss Surgery and Joint Replacement

Published on June 24, 2015

Dr. LePort discusses the correlation between bariatric surgery and joint replacement.

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High BMI & High Cholesterol: An Unhealthy Couple

Published on September 12, 2013

September is here and chances are you’re in the midst of back-to-school activities, a new football season and the new fall line-up of TV shows. You may even be dreaming of cooler temperatures and the crispness that comes with the

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Cause and Effect: What a High BMI Means for Your Heart

Published on July 31, 2013

Let’s get to the heart of the matter, shall we? Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the United States and a recent genetic study now shows that elevated body mass index (BMI) in overweight and obese people isn’t

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Obesity and Fertility: Not Solely a Woman’s Issue

Published on January 31, 2013

In the last few months, several clinical studies have painted a frightening portrait of fertility for the obese man. Looking at the rise in overall Body Mass Index (BMI) in male patients throughout the United States, researchers have observed a

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Three Qualities Bariatric Surgery Patients and Olympians Have in Common

Published on August 7, 2012

As we enter into the final week of the 30th World Olympiad, I’ve truly enjoyed watching the games this year. It isn’t just the competition or the winning of medals that gets me going. I like hearing about the incredible

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The County Fair: A Deep-Fried Summertime Tradition

Published on July 25, 2012

We talk often of the difficulties in sticking with a well-balanced and low-calorie diet during the holiday season. All of that warm comfort food during those chilly winter months frequently proves too-hard-to-resist for most. Then, before we know it, springtime

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Big May Be Beautiful. But Alive is Better

Published on July 20, 2012

It’s been an ongoing debate for years: whether plus-sized models in place of the often very thin women we’re used to seeing in magazines is better for women’s body image issues. This was a recent topic of conversation on a

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Interpreting the “Breaking News” on the Bariatric Surgery Front

Published on July 13, 2012

Among the most important things to come out of the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the research presented there. This information helps surgeons around the country and across the globe gather, debate,

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Patients: Not the Only People Who Require a Lifelong Bariatric Education

Published on June 15, 2012

In many of my posts, I often discuss that the most powerful tool that patients can have in their fight against obesity is education. It’s true. Clinical studies have proven that when patients are educated about the range of factors

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Weight-Loss Surgery: Separating Fact from Fiction

Published on April 27, 2012

Though bariatric surgery isn’t new to the weight-loss discussion, I still find the perception of it among the public remains fraught with misconceptions and misguided information. And of course, the main- stream media can sometimes seem to help and hurt

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