(Reuters Health) - People who have weight-loss surgery for extreme obesity may lose more weight with an older operation known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than with a newer sleeve gastrectomy procedure, a small U.S. study suggests. A man crosses a road in central Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray Researchers followed 59 obese patients who had sleeve gastrectomy operations between 2006 and 2009, before this type of weight-loss operation was widely accepted or covered by insurance. Back then, this operation was generally reserved for patients who were either “super-obese” or who had other medical conditions that made Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) too risky. Researchers compared these patients to a similar group of severely obese or high-risk surgical patients who had the more commonly performed RYGB surgery. After seven years, both types of surgery were associated with lasting weight loss as well as reductions in obesity-related health … [Read more...] about Type of weight loss surgery matters for people with severe obesity
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by PHYS ED We make up for some of the calories we burn during exercise, but not all. ByGretchen Reynolds July 4, 2018 Can working out help us to drop pounds after all? A provocative new study involving overweight men and women suggests that it probably can, undercutting a widespread notion that exercise, by itself, is worthless for weight loss. But the findings also indicate that, to benefit, we may need to exercise quite a bit. In theory, exercise should contribute substantially to weight loss. It burns calories. If we do not replace them, our bodies should achieve negative energy balance, use stored fat for fuel and shed pounds. But life and our metabolisms are not predictable or fair, as multiple exercise studies involving people and animals show. In these experiments, participants lose less weight than would be … [Read more...] about Exercise May Aid in Weight Loss. Provided You Do Enough.
By Thomas Crocker, Sponsored content from MD News Published 3:59 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Photo: San Antonio MD News Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: San Antonio MD News The Region’s Premier Facility for Medical and Surgical Weight Loss 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sage Bariatric Institute is a full-service destination for weight management that supports patients for a lifetime. Accredited as a Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Sage Bariatric Institute defines itself with one word: comprehensive. The practice offers the full gamut of services for treating obesity, including a medical weight-loss program that operates under the supervision of an internal medicine physician and four fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons who perform the … [Read more...] about The Region’s Premier Facility for Medical and Surgical Weight Loss
Sometimes the most challenging part of losing weight isn't the time spent shedding the pounds; it's sticking with the exercise and nutrition plan that got results in the first place for months, and even years, after the initial weight loss occurred. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, spending roughly $33 billion annually on weight-loss products. Yet, research by Gary Foster, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and obesity investigator, shows that nearly 65 percent of dieters return to their pre-dieting weight within three years. Restrictive eating plans can be difficult to maintain over time and when people return to their old habits, it can lead to weight gain. That's why the Fittest Loser Challenge is less about "dieting" and more about creating lifestyle changes that contestants can follow long after the competition ends.The nutrition plan trainers at Push Fitness have created for the contestants is based on eating a … [Read more...] about Top ten expert tips for maintaining weight loss
David Prologo, Emory University Updated 1:02 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) David Prologo, Emory University (THE CONVERSATION) Imagine that you are running a company, but you cannot get to your goal because all of your good workers keep quitting. For 30 years, your response to this problem has been to criticize the workers and say they are stupid and weak for quitting. As a result, you never reach your goal. You don’t change your formula or alter your plan, just keep blaming and shaming the workers for quitting. If you did this, your failure rate would remain unchanged over time, of course, and you would never reach your goal. Latest videos Now Playing: Now Playing France strikes expected to cost hundreds of millions for public companies Euronews Equal Pay Day Fox35 Orlando Mattis: US Hasn't Ruled Out Military Action Against Assad … [Read more...] about 3 research-based things a doctor says should be part of your weight loss efforts