Long-term mortality and incidence of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes in diabetic and non-diabetic obese patients undergoing gastric banding: a controlled study Bariatric surgery improves quality of life in morbid obesity, prevents the development of medical complications of obesity, reduces the frequency of co-morbidities, improves cardiovascular (CV) risk profile and is cost-effective in the

Since 1975 The Global Obesity Rate has Increased Six Fold & 27% of Australians are Officially Obese An international study has been published showing the serious implications for cancer rates, the food industry and our ageing population. Not only this but it has now put a number on the different Nations’ girths and this is

A comparison of behavioural and psychological characteristics of patients opting for surgical and conservative treatment for morbid obesity   Patients use choose bariatric surgery compared to conservative weight loss treatments, had more positive expectations of the treatment outcomes and stronger beliefs, according to researchers from the Oslo Bariatric Surgery Study (OBSS). The paper titled, ‘A

Partner’s lifestyle has greater influence on obesity risk The lifestyle a person shares with their partner has a greater influence on their chances of becoming obese than their upbringing, research suggests. By middle age, choices made by couples – including those linked to diet and exercise – have a much greater impact than the lifestyle

Understanding risk factors that contribute to childhood obesity As the rate of obesity in the U.S. population has risen dramatically, more and more children are becoming overweight at younger and younger ages. Understanding the factors that contribute to childhood obesity and identifying ways to prevent its development is critical to stemming the historically high prevalence

Air pollution exposure increases obesity risk Laboratory rats who breathed Beijing’s highly polluted air gained weight and experienced cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions after three to eight weeks of exposure. A study appearing in the March issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) placed pregnant rats and their offspring in two

A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the weight-loss surgery slashed participants’ weight by a third and eliminated precancerous uterine growths in those who had them. Other effects included improving patients’ physical quality of life, improving their insulin levels and ability to use

Sedentary behaviour associated with poor cardiovascular health, diabetes in people with severe obesity Sedentary behaviour is associated with poor cardiovascular health and diabetes in adults with severe obesity, independent of how much exercise they perform, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led study showed for the first time. The finding, published online and

New Joint Scientific Statement Issued on Use of Bariatric Surgery to Improve Cholesterol Levels and Reduce Risk of Heart Disease JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, US (Market wired – February 16, 2016) Bariatric surgery is effective in improving cholesterol and lipid levels, important risk factors for heart disease, according to a new joint scientific statement by the National