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21st Jan, 2022
There are a lot of misconceptions about weight-loss surgery, from what the procedure itself actually involves to recovery times to its long-term effects. If you're researching how metabolic surgery works, keep reading. From Then... Seventy-five years ago, weight-loss surgery started to get a bit of traction as surgeons began more safely altering the stomach and intestinal anatomy in ways that were highly successful at producing…
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17th Dec, 2021
Dr. Sasse is a regular contributor to Sixty and Me, and in a recent post, he covered the misconception that obesity is a personal failing. Actually, obesity is a classic environmental disease. We're sharing an excerpt from the piece below. From the Post "... if one backs up and has a wider lens to look at the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, we realize that…
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16th Jul, 2021
No one likes to think of themselves as unhealthy. And like so many other health conditions, excess weight takes its toll over a long period of time, over a span of years of aging. So it's inevitable that many individuals feel good, participate fully in life, do not take any current medications, and feel pretty healthy, all in spite of excess weight. It leads a…
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9th Jul, 2021
The FDA recently approved a new weight-loss drug, called Wegovy, intended for those who are either obese or overweight with at least one weight-related medical condition. And while we enthusiastically welcome any new tools in the fight against devastating obesity and type 2 diabetes, we do have a word of caution about "revolutionary" weight-loss medications. A Reason for Skepticism Wegovy is a "me-too" drug and…
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5th Mar, 2021
As we know, obesity increases the risks of many serious adverse health conditions, including many types of cancer. A 2020 study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology evaluated more than 4,000 individuals over a 20-year time frame and found that skin cancer, including malignant melanoma, occurred far less often among those individuals treated with metabolic surgery. As the authors write, “These…
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11th Dec, 2020
Anyone considering weight-loss surgery is going to have questions, and chief among is them is often whether they'd make a good candidate for this type of procedure. While the best way to get an answer to this question is to speak with a center that specializes in bariatric surgery, there are two big indicators that you can determine yourself. If you're wondering whether you might…
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6th Nov, 2020
If you're considering bariatric surgery, you're likely faced with a confusing vocabulary of different procedures, some of which have similar-sounding names. So let’s untangle it and sort out what the pros and cons are of current bariatric procedures as we near the end of 2020. Quick note - a lot of the experts in this field prefer the term metabolic surgery because the surgery is designed…
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23rd Oct, 2020
Metabolic or bariatric surgery is a minimally invasive procedure to treat both obesity and type two diabetes. It's also proven. A substantial number of long-term studies of bariatric surgery have shown people experience a profound improvement in their health, along with major improvements or complete resolutions to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, and a big reduction in mortality risk. But what…
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3rd Jul, 2020
Obesity is the primary reason people develop type 2 diabetes. Around 30 million Americans, and millions more around the world, now have type 2 diabetes, and most of it stems from obesity. Here's what to understand about the role obesity plays in type 2 diabetes, and what we can do about it. Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes First off, obesity causes insulin resistance. This is…
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4th May, 2020
In the midst of the global pandemic, patterns are beginning to emerge, particularly in relation to people who are most at risk of hospitalization and complications. According to the CDC, high-risk individuals include the severely obese — people with a body mass index, or BMI, over 40. It’s a telling inclusion, particularly given current demographic breakdowns on coronavirus. Increasingly, these breakdowns are tracking the BMIs…
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