Posts tagged “weight loss surgery”

Potential Link Between Gastric Bands And Alcohol Dependency

February 10th, 2014
Potential Link Between Gastric Bands And Alcohol Dependency

Researchers believe they have found a link between weight loss surgery and alcohol dependency. Scientists think that having gastric band surgery alters the chemistry of the body making the taste of alcohol more satisfying. In turn, the researchers believe that this change could create a situation in which obese people will swap one addiction for […]

Type 2 Diabetics Can Benefit From Surgery

October 17th, 2013
Type 2 Diabetics Can Benefit From Surgery

Recent research has found that people who are type 2 diabetics, and are obese will benefit from weight loss surgery. It seems doing so helps manage their diabetes better. Diabetes is a complex disorder manifested by the inability of the body to control blood-sugar levels. Type 1 diabetics generally need insulin to control blood-sugar but […]

Surgeons Operate On 4 Year Old Obese Child

September 16th, 2013
Surgeons Operate On 4 Year Old Obese Child

Indian doctors recently carried out a weight loss surgery operation on a 4-year old boy. The boy from Kolkata, India is thought to be youngest patient requiring such surgery. He weighed in at a staggering 44.5 kilograms prior to the surgery. As a consequence of this excess weight gain in such a short period of […]

New Link Found Between Weight Loss Surgery and Strokes

January 9th, 2012
New Link Found Between Weight Loss Surgery and Strokes

Research by Swedish scientists has found that obese people who are prepared to undergo stomach surgery in order to lose weight are at less risk of having a stroke. It may also lower the risk of a heart attack. Researchers observed and followed 4,047 obese men and women for about 15 years. They were divided […]

Is there a Connection between Infertility and Weight Loss?

July 6th, 2011
Is there a Connection between Infertility and Weight Loss?

Well, it seems a growing number of people think there is since the number of women opting for weight loss surgery as a cure is growing in the USA. The reasoning behind this is a known fact that overweight women generally struggle to get pregnant, so it stands to reason that if a woman wants […]

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 […]

Wight loss made easier for teenagers

March 9th, 2011
Wight loss made easier for teenagers

Anew study reported in the ‘Journal of Clinical Obesity’ has found that surgery can of great help to severely obese teens who are trying to shed the pounds. It is bariatic surgery that this claim is based on, what is a multitude of surgical procedures that are done to limit the amount of food a […]

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