2018 Aug

Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modification

Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modification Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modificationIn a randomized clinical trial comparing two treatments, both groups of participants report significant weight loss, better diabetes management and improved quality of life. Read more here: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-gastric-bypass-surgery-diabetes-obesity.html [...]

2018 Aug

19 Unbelievable Before And After Images From My 600-Lb. Life

19 Unbelievable Before And After Images From My 600-Lb. Life These changes are DRASTIC. You won't believe these before-and-after shots from my 600-lb life. You've likely met someone who is overweight, or maybe you're proudly fat or overweight yourself. However, some people are morbidly obese and it can affect their health in dramatic ways. One [...]

2018 Jul

Bariatric Surgery Helps Teens With Severe Obesity Reduce Heart Disease Risk

After three years, teens with severe obesity who underwent stomach reduction surgery to lose weight also significantly improved their heart health. A study published Monday in Pediatrics shows that blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammation and insulin levels all improved, particularly among those who lost the most weight. "The potential impact of such risk reduction translates into [...]

2018 Jul

Bariatric Surgery May Help Lower Melanoma Risk

Researchers say obesity can raise risk for a number of diseases, including skin cancer. But not everyone thinks the connection has been solidly established. The benefits of weight loss surgery go beyond being able to shed pounds. According to a new study, losing weight can lower your risk of getting melanoma. Bariatric surgery was linked [...]

2018 Jul

Study: Patients maintain muscle mass 5 years after surgically induced weight loss

Newly-published research on surgically-induced weight loss provides important evidence supporting the long-term safety and viability of bariatric surgery. The study, appearing in the academic journal Obesity, finds that muscle mass and fat-free mass (organs, bones, tissues) levels are maintained in the body following a rapid post-surgical weight loss. The finding dispels fears that gastric bypass [...]

2018 Jul

Fighting 370 pounds and diabetes at 19, a monumental Children’s Hospital Colorado surgery gave Tray Shinault a new life to follow his passion

Last year, Travion Shinault weighed 370 pounds. In January, 19-year-old “Tray” had one of the first teen bariatric surgeries at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where doctors shrunk his stomach to the size of a banana. Now, the 6-foot-4 teenager weighs 325 pounds. “My biggest thing was losing weight because I wanted to feel like I belonged [...]