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Obesity and Preventable Death: 8 Lifesaving Resources

More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese, and more than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese (1). Obesity is linked to health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death (2). The global obesity epidemic is now costing the world economy $2 trillion a year (3).

The following resources explain the link between obesity and several of the leading causes of preventable death, as well as some of the healthiest and surest ways to lose weight. Please review and share them with anyone you believe may benefit:


The Truth About the Lap-Band by Ehrlich Bariatrics


Hungry Between Meals? It may be time for a Fill.

If you’re getting hungry less than two to three hours after a meal and find that your weight loss has slowed down, it may be time for a band adjustment.

Be sure first that you’re eating at recommended times, in recommended amounts you have discussed with your surgeon or dietician.

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