Posts tagged “gastric band”

The Secrets of Obesity Revealed?

June 24th, 2011
The Secrets of Obesity Revealed?

Having surgery to combat your obesity is probably the final straw for people who suffer from weight problems. However it seems surgeons operating on obese people are revealing some interesting facts, which could improve our understanding of why people become obese and may also help design better therapies. Without a doubt, having surgery can be […]

New Weight Loss Device Approved

April 6th, 2011
New Weight Loss Device Approved

America’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device for people with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 35. Those with a BMI of 30 and above must also have an accompanying health problem such as diabetes. The gastric band device manufactured by Allergan was originally allowed only for people with […]

The Strange Story Of Identical Twins And A Gastric Band

March 7th, 2011
The Strange Story Of Identical Twins And A Gastric Band

Two sisters from Britain lost a remarkable amount of weight after working together to do so. The sisters lost around 300 lbs by adopting different approaches but supporting each other at the same time. One sister, Karren Fraser opted to use a gastric band, while her twin, Paula Muir decided simply to eat the same […]

Gaining Weight To Lose Weight

February 21st, 2011
Gaining Weight To Lose Weight

In a bizarre twist of fate, so to speak, a 20 stone ‘skinny’ is piling on the pounds so he can qualify for a weight loss operation. Darrin McCloud was recently told by doctors that he wasn’t overweight enough to have a gastric band operation. Darrin, who is a diabetic, was told his BMI of […]

An Alternative To The Gastric Band

February 17th, 2011
An Alternative To The Gastric Band

Obesity is one of the major health problems in the West today; in the US alone 34% of Americans age 20 and older are believed to be obese. Traditionally, dieting combined with exercise is the major focus of people struggling to lose weight. But what of those who give up? Many consider having an operation […]

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