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The quest to control weight through surgical intervention is not a new concept, but it is not that old compared to other surgical methods and procedures. To understand the rationale for the various procedures that have developed through the years, it is important to have a...

There is no denying the fact that a healthy diet and exercise are good for you. Proper nutrition and even modest exercise provide the basis for any health-centered program. Even after weight loss surgery, your surgeon will expect you to eat a healthy diet and...

New research suggests that the obesity status of a woman may determine the rate of breast cancer cell growth and tumor size. This is according to a study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research. Obesity is known to be a major risk factor for breast...

THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery changes the levels of genes involved in burning and storing fat, a new study says. The findings may help lead to the development of new drugs that mimic this weight-loss-associated control of gene regulation, said the authors of...

Ever wonder why some people can seemingly eat whatever they want and never gain weight? While others all they have to do is look at food and they can gain 5-10 pounds. Are you one of those people who's struggle with weight gain feels like...

Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). "We demonstrated that patients with...

Overweight diabetes type 2 patients who take part in an intensive weight loss program are more likely to experience total or partial remission of their disease, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, reported in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). The...

Carrying too much fat around the abdomen puts people at greater risk for heart disease and cancer compared with people who have a similar body mass index (BMI) but who carry their fat in other parts of the body. So says a US study published online...

This article is provide courtesy of Dr. David Hargroder from the referenced source People who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations but also are more thoughtful about their actions, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the...

Obesity is NOT a Character Flaw