Low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.
In overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natural shape and function.
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Significant Reductions in Binge Eating Occur After Weight Loss Surgery Binge Eating Disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States and is prevalent in up to 30% of those seeking weight loss treatment. Its prevalence in the population at large is eight percent. It can have an exclusive night eating or nocturnal
Study: Lap band surgery safe, long-term solution for obesity Posted at: 01/18/2013 – WHEC CHANNEL 10 A new study finds lap band surgery is a safe and long-term solution for treating obesity. Australian researchers followed more than 3,000 patients who underwent gastric banding as far back as 1994 when it was first introduced. A significant
Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a recent study in the journal Obesity. We all know our environments have a profound impact on us. Relatives, friends and neighbors who stay and look fit help encourage us to do so as well, this
Bariatric surgery describes a series of operations on the gastrointestinal system that helps obese persons lose weight. It works either by restricting the patient’s amount of food intake, by altering the body’s ability to absorb ingested food, or both. The first gastric bypass was performed in 1969. However, this and other bariatric surgeries didn’t gain
Dr. Kahlil Shillingford has had great success performing obesity surgery on countless patients. Dr Shillingford has noticed that while a less invasive lap band procedure might achieve excellent results with some patients, it is not always the right match for every patient. Gastric Sleeve Surgery removes a region of the stomach called the fundus, the