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

Comparison Between Gastric Band and Gastric Sleeve Having made a life-changing decision to embark on weight loss treatment with bariatric surgery you need to consider your options as well as the pros and cons of the various operations. We are going to do a comparison between the gastric sleeve and the adjustable gastric band. Each

Early Childhood Obesity May Be Predicted by An Infant’s BMI Following a recent study, scientists say that an infant’s BMI could be a predictor which children are more likely to be obese by the age of 6 years. Dr Allison Smego, study lead investigator and paediatric endocrinology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre said,

Improve Your Sleep While You Lose weight On a High Protein Diet In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition overweight and obese adults who are losing weight on a high protein diet are more likely to sleep better according to researchers from Purdue University. Wayne Campbell, a professor of nutrition science

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