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2014-04-23 12:30:09

The Obesity Society Recommends Children Minimize Consumption of SSBs SILVER SPRING, Md., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the ongoing policy discussions on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on weight and health, The Obesity Society (TOS) concludes that SSBs contribute to the United States' obesity epidemic, particularly among children. Based on an in-depth analysis of the current research, TOS's position statement unveiled today provides several...

2014-04-22 11:50:42

Bariatric surgery has positive effects not only on weight loss but also on diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Cincinnati have shown that the health benefits are not caused by a reduction in the stomach size but by increased levels of bile acids in the blood. These findings, reported in Nature, indicate that bile acids could be a new target for treating obesity and diabetes. Previous research from the Sahlgrenska Academy has demonstrated...

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers diverse programs to teach healthy habits to the young people of Brockton, Massachusetts. The donation will help purchase a new software program to track the weight loss, fitness level, and life style changes of participating youth. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The state of Massachusetts has one of the...

2014-04-18 11:27:46

Weight gain in children after they have their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) occurs primarily in children who are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain was not linked with increased rates of obesity. About 500,000 children in the United States have their tonsils removed each year. The childhood obesity rate prompted reevaluation of the question of weight gain after adenotonsillectomy. The authors reviewed medical records and the final study consisted of...

2014-04-18 00:21:04

Dr. Michael Feiz has helped countless patients abandon the destructive but familiar habits of the past LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unfortunately, we sometimes grow used to the things we would most like to change in our lives. In regards to permanent weight loss, obtaining a lap band or gastric sleeve surgery in Beverly Hills with noted surgeon Michael Feiz, MD, FACS can help a patient abandon old and detrimental habits. For every glowing weight loss surgery...

2014-04-17 23:12:46

From May 2014 British patients flying to Mexico for bariatric surgery will enjoy direct flights into Puerto Vallarta from London and Manchester, UK. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Fantastic news for British patients flying to Mexico for weight loss surgery. From the 1st of May this year international tour operator TUI Travel begins a new route connecting major international hubs in the UK such as London and Manchester with Mexican city Puerto Vallarta. Up until now,...

2014-04-17 23:01:47

Research conducted at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 A new study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggests that short sleep duration may increase a child’s risk of obesity in low-income households. And, the link between sleep duration and children’s weight status can be traced back to aspects of the home environment....

2014-04-17 23:00:45

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is helping support the 10-week Dancing Classrooms program for the fifth grade class at Mountain Meadow Elementary School in Buckley, Washington. While learning to dance, students will have fun, stay fit and also cultivate essential life skills. (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is happy to sponsor the Dancing Classrooms program at Mountain Meadow...

2014-04-16 23:16:30

Bariatric surgeon Dr. Jose A. Castaneda performed duodenal switch surgery on Canadian patient Lisette Shaw. 1 year later she explains how this bariatric procedure has positively changed her life. Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 There are multiple bariatric procedures available to international patients seeking weight loss surgery in Mexico. Duodenal switch surgery requires outstanding in-depth technical skill and a high level of expertise that just a few bariatric surgeons...

2014-04-16 20:22:54

The personal experience of a loved one might be the best way to test a weight loss surgeon, and that's what has led countless patients to the offices of Dr. Feiz and Associates LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As seen in a fascinating video on how to find the best doctor for weight loss surgery, the decision to undergo such a procedure can take a very long time. In the video, a patient named Kelly tells a touching, though familiar, story for those considering a lap band or...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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