Latest Bariatrics Stories

2014-06-16 23:12:52

Weight Loss Surgeon says team approach is crucial to set high standards of care for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and LAP-BAND patients. Springfield, NJ (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 New Jersey Bariatric Center weight loss surgeon Glenn Forrester, MD, FACS, was awarded the 2014 Physician Excellence Award for General Surgery/Bariatrics for his work in the field of Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band (LAP-BAND) and Bariatric Revision Surgery by Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. The...

2014-06-16 20:22:23

Beverly Hills Physicians reminds the public that gastric sleeve and lap band surgeries are proven effective as senate hearing on weight loss scams is set for Tuesday LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills Physicians has a question for anyone interested in weight loss. What do you think is more effective at fighting obesity: gastric sleeve or lap band procedures performed by outstanding board certified physicians or an exotic extract of human placenta? A hearing set...

2014-06-16 13:02:01

American Diabetes Association One study shows adolescent brains process sugar differently than adult brains; another finds evidence changes in adipose tissue begin at very young age for obese children With the increase in childhood obesity and the associated increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents, there is growing interest in how children's bodies process the foods they eat and how obesity and diabetes begin to develop at early ages. Two studies presented at the...

2014-06-12 16:25:50

ASMBS Reports Insurance Coverage Still Lacking for Bariatric Surgery and Obesity Drugs GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) believes passage of the "Patient Access to Evidence-Based Obesity Services" resolution by the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician group, will help in the fight to improve patient access to evidence-based obesity treatments including intensive behavioral...

2014-06-12 12:27:15

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite tons of research and constant anti-obesity campaigns, obesity is increasing, and its cause is not understood, writes neuroendocrinologist Hermann Borg, M.D., in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. It's more than the simplistic balance of energy input and output, Dr. Borg explains. More complex concepts such as the "adipostat" and "slow metabolism," however, have not been helpful....

2014-06-11 16:27:18

In light of a new study, Dr. Michael Feiz is ready and able to help severely obese sufferers of both forms of diabetes LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading bariatric surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.A.C.S. is looking very closely at an exciting new study from the Cleveland Clinic that indicates weight loss procedures performed by a gastric sleeve or lap band surgeon may have a dramatic impact on the health of severely obese sufferers of type 1 diabetes. The fact that such...

2014-06-11 12:26:00

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its official--Americans are the fattest people in the world. In a recent study published in the medical journal Lancet, the USA was named the most obese country in the world, with 87 million of the world's 671 million obese people -- 13% of the total for a country with 5% of the population.(1) According to one of America's leading stress experts Paul Huljich, a primary cause of rising obesity rates is stress. A balanced and healthy diet is...

2014-06-10 20:22:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early childhood obesity - for children up to age 8 years old - needs our attention now for the future of our nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, 22.5 percent of Hispanic children were obese compared to 14.1 percent of white children. In addition, the CDC reports health care spending due to obesity is estimated at $210 billion annually, or 21 percent of total national health care spending....

2014-06-06 20:21:52

Weight loss specialist Dr. Michael Feiz is known for his great skill performing delicate procedures, but there's more than surgical technique to effective weight loss surgery LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A lap band revision procedure requires a tremendous amount of expertise to pull off, but not all of the skills involved are necessarily what one would associate with a top surgeon. Yes, it is a delicate undertaking requiring tremendous dexterity, intelligence, and...

divorce and childhood obesity
2014-06-06 07:34:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that children of divorced parents are almost 60 percent more likely to be obese compared to children of married parents. Interestingly, boys were more affected than girls. This particular study includes two measures of weight - body mass index and waist circumference - making it one of the most comprehensive studies conducted to date. All of the children from this study participated in the national 2010...

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