Obesity is on the rise worldwide, but researchers still don't fully know why. We look at how weight gain sneaks up on us, if our genes are to blame after all, and why our parents leave us a lifelong legacy if they are obese.
Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This
December is National Pear Month and research is showing a few good reasons to enjoy sweet, juicy, fresh pears. According to a new study published in Nutrition and Food Science journal shows that fresh pear consumption is associated with better diet quality and weight parameters, both of which are important to gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
World Health Day is April 7, 2016. This year’s focus is on overcoming diabetes through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care. Diabetes is a chronic disease that leads to high blood sugar levels. The type of diabetes is dependent on the cause. Type 1 diabetes is usually an inborn metabolic disease caused by the body not
In the three year period following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients saw a reduction in pain and improvement in walking ability according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multi-site clinical study looked at over 2,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at 10 hospitals across the
Babies born to women who are overweight, obese or have diabetes during their pregnancy have less mature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies.