Navigation Links
Concordia Study Indicates Obesity is Becoming the Nation's Top Health Issue
Date:7/30/2012

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study seems to indicate what many public health experts have been saying for a long time: obesity has become North America's #1 health menace. The results of the effort by Concordia University indicate that obesity-related health issues are now responsible for more doctor visits than smoking, long regarded as public health enemy #1. Regardless of the cause, one result of the increasingly intractable obesity epidemic is clear: continually growing interest in weight loss surgeries.

For highly regarded bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz, the news seems to indicate that there will be no shortage of patients considering such increasingly popular procedures as lap band surgery to handle health-threatening levels of excess body weight. Indeed, the acceptance of weight loss surgery by patients and medical experts has expanded greatly as people with serious and intractable obesity are increasingly examining standard gastric bypass surgery as well as newer approaches such as the lap band and the gastric sleeve

The arguments over the cause of the increase in obesity are familiar as the controversies. Late night comedians might be having a field day over the ruckus raised by New York City's ban on "super-sized" sugary drinks, the results of obesity are clearly no laughing matter to countless individuals suffering from a host of obesity related maladies including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Clearly, there is some connection between the growing rate of obesity, our increasingly sedentary life and work styles, and the ever- growing availability of inexpensive foods containing large amounts of fat and sugar. Unfortunately, understanding the causes of our growing waistline does little to lighten the load for the millions of Americans who are finding that simply deciding to eat less doesn't stop the body's powerful drive to consume more calories.

As the number of bariatric surgeries has gradually increased, so has the acceptance of the various procedures -- including the modern version of the gastric bypass. Such respected weight loss surgeons as Dr. Feiz regularly inform their patients that surgery should not be contemplated until after a reduced calorie diet and vigorous exercise has been seriously attempted. Even so, the fact of the matter is that the traditional path to weight loss presents what appears to be an impossible dream for many morbidly obese individuals.

Among those who are interested in exploring the surgical option, Dr. Michael Feiz remains one of the most respected resources for bariatric surgery. His compassionate and sensitive approach to issues surrounding weight loss, eating, and exercise, and his renowned surgical skill and zero mortality rate, have made his clinic a primary option for seriously obese patients considering bariatric surgery.

For more information on the work being done at Dr. Feiz & Associates, visit online at www.drfeiz.com.

PR submitted by www.Cyberset.com

CONTACT: Mike Pearl, +1-818-883-7277, ext. 112, support@cyberset.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dr. Feiz & Associates
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Study Finds Utilizing Integrated Medical and Pharmacy Data Improves Ability to Forecast Use of High-cost Specialty Treatments
2. Study Showed Patients Treated With The miraDry© System Experienced 82 Percent Sweat Reduction On Average
3. Asubio Initiates Landmark Clinical Study in Spinal Cord Injury
4. New Veridex Alliance Drives Study Of Circulating Tumor Cells In Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
5. Shingles Vaccine is Safe, According to New Study
6. Structural Trends to Profoundly Change Life Sciences Industry, Genpact Study Shows
7. Argos Therapeutics Secures $25 million Series D Financing to Commence Phase 3 ADAPT Study in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) in Mid-2012
8. Anthera Announces the Completion of Patient Dosing in Phase 2b PEARL-SC Study
9. Omthera Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Top-Line Results from Phase 3 EVOLVE Study
10. Accuray Launches First Study to Compare CyberKnife® SBRT to Surgery and IMRT for Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
11. Interim results of VITOBA™ (VImpaT® added to One Baseline AED) Study Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7, 2016   Arena Pharmaceuticals, ... that it has completed enrollment in the ralinepag phase ... agonist targeting the prostacyclin pathway for the treatment of ... patients at sites globally. "This marks an ... evidence of our strategic focus on our pipeline," said ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... 2016   Rx Savings Solutions has partnered with ... its Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) to offer more than ... healthcare software, ultimately saving money on their prescriptions. ... members with access to our software that will alert them ... therapy can be found," says Michael Rea , founder ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... India , December 7, 2016 According to ... (Services, Software), Delivery Mode, Product Type (Integrated, Standalone), Model (Knowledge-Based), Type (Therapeutic, ... MarketsandMarkets, The CDSS Market is expected to reach USD 1,519.2 Million by ... Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Augustine Insurance Agency, a locally ... business owners in the greater Dallas metropolitan area, is announcing a charity event ... , Established in 2009 by active police professionals in the Dallas region, the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A. Kevin Spann Insurance, a New York-based firm offering insurance ... launching a charity drive to raise funds that will benefit the Marine Corps League. ... and Navy FMF Corpsmen. Working closely with the MCL, the A. Kevin Spann team ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... The Honolulu cosmetic ... redesigned website, which launched October 17, 2016, features comprehensive information regarding a wide ... layout. Visitors and patients can discover the latest clinical dermatology treatments for medical ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... Texas Premier Locksmith , a ... by unethical locksmith companies and is urging Search Engines to improve verification methods ... Premier Locksmith, these fraudulent locksmith services take advantage of consumers locked out of ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... "ProBrand Flip allows FCPX editors ... said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProBrand Flip includes 30 ... drop zones. Editors can select from a variety of flip book animations. In Addition, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):