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Worlds Heaviest Man Loses Weight Thanks to Monitored Dieting

...why Manuel joined the ranks of the hyper-obese, or morbidly obese, as his doctors call it. He lived for 14 years in Dallas, Texas, and he himself blames an unending diet of burgers, pizzas and fizzy drinks. But the doctors and other scientists are not so sure. They believe even the most gluttonous over-indu...

Radical Gastric Bypass Surgery Heightens the Effects of Alcohol

...ing weight is an uphill battle especially for the morbidly obese. Diet and exercise often fail. Drugs are not very effective. And in the end, many people suffer for years only to be left with one last and very expensive resort: surgery. According to the new study, bariatric surgery -- especially gastric byp...

Simple System Accurately Predicts Weight-loss Surgery Risk

... bariatric surgery, is used to help people who are morbidly obese lose weight. Although the surgery has several variants, the basic procedure involves stapling off a large portion of the stomach and reattaching the intestine to the smaller remaining portion. Because of their decreased stomach capacity, patien...

Scales Tipping Alarmingly in the U.S.

...nds at a height of 5 feet 10 inches are considered morbidly obese. However a severely obese woman is described as the one who weighs 250 pounds at a height of 5 feet 4 inches. Experts are voicing their concerns over the sudden increase of people whose BMI are higher than normal, in spite of increased publ...

Obese Heart Patients At Greater Risk

Obese and morbidly obese coronary patients are more likely to suffer infections andcomplications following heart surgery//, according to cardiothoracic surgeons in Victoria. Dr Cheng-Hon Yap, a cardiothoracic surgery registrar from St Vincent's hospital inMelbourne, ...

Post Operative Complications More in Obese Patients

...e of the World Journal of Surgery, also found that morbidly obese patients had a death rate nearly twice as hi...ird – were obese, and in the obese group, 993 were morbidly obese. Bamgbade and the other researchers found much higher rates of the following complications i...

Extreme Treatment for Obese Teens Becoming a Fad

...gery once considered the last resort treatment for morbidly obese adults with accompanying medical problems is being increasingly// performed in teens. As statistics from researchers of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey show, the use of surgery to treat obesity has tripled within the y...

Stomach Banding Surgery Effective for Adolescents

...ed States. Lap band surgery was performed on 53 morbidly obese adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17, a... of the patients were girls. People are considered morbidly obese when their body mass index is at 40 or above, usually about 100 pounds overweight. The pati...

Chew That Fat Away

...s obese. The Wellcome Trust has decided to put a morbidly obese figure of 2.2 million pounds before Professor Steve Bloom and his team, of Imperial College London. Bloom’s quest is to create a chewing gum or nasal spray to allay hunger pangs, which can be, used for life and thereby curb obesity. The ...

Seniors More At Risk from Large Scale Weight-loss Surgery

...y ranges from mild (20 to 50 pounds overweight) to morbidly obese (more than 100 pounds overweight). Bariatric surgeries are usually reserved for those more than 100 pounds overweight. This latest study reviewed 25,428 bariatric procedures involving Medicare beneficiaries using the National Inpatient Survey...

New, Minimally-Invasive Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

...e in generating short-and-long-term weight loss in morbidly obese patients.” Dr. Edmundowicz added that ad...monstrate that this device and the procedure allow morbidly obese patients to lose weight. Transoral Techniques Show Promise for Common Procedures Such as Gal...

For Super-Obese Patients, Duodenal Switch Beats Gastric Bypass

...irty or above is considered obese; 40 and above is morbidly obese.) The prevalence of the super-obese has quintupled since then, to one in 400 U.S. adults in 2000, which adds up to more then 50,000 people in the U.S. At the same time, bariatric or weight-loss surgery has increased from about 16,000 cases in...

Obesity Takes its Toll on IQ of Toddlers

...rder that causes people to eat non-stop and become morbidly obese at a young age if not supervised was also studied. The control group consisted of 24 normal-weight siblings who shared the same genetic and socio-economic background as the research subjects. It was found that children and teens who were obes...

IQ of Toddlers Affected by Excess weight

...rder that causes people to eat non-stop and become morbidly obese at a young age if not supervised was also studied. The control group consisted of 24 normal-weight siblings who shared the same genetic and socio-economic background as the research subjects. It was found that children and teens who were ob...

Poor Fitness Might Increase The Risks After Obesity Surgery

...ncreasingly popular treatment among people who are morbidly obese or at least 100 pounds overweight. The surgery that can be performed in several ways has a common goal in changing the structure of the digestive tract to restrict the amount of food a person can ingest and absorb. The researchers explained t...

Scientist Move A Step Closer To Treating Genetic Obesity

...made a connection in humans, discovering that some morbidly obese children and adults had mutations in the receptor at the DNA level. Since then, about 60 separate mutations have been found, Haskell-Luevano said. "Understanding this pathway is really important to understanding obesity," said Sadaf Farooqi, ...

Weight-Loss Surgeries Changing Lives

... for weight-loss surgery in every sense. They were morbidly obese (more than 100 pounds overweight) and their obesity had significantly affected their health, lifestyle, mobility and longevity. Both were normal weight while growing up in Tijuana but began to gain excess weight in their teens after they move...

Obesity Hinders Medical Diagnostic Tests

...ults in the United States are overweight, obese or morbidly obese, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, more than 12.5 million American children and adolescents are overweight. Hospitals are feeling the strain--they now require larger wheelchairs and beds. Additionally, stan...

Weight Loss Surgery Found To Protect Heart

...chers studied 1,035 people, who were thought to be morbidly obese. The study followed these people from 1986 to 2002. All patients underwent weight-loss surgery during this period. The results were compared with 5,700 people who did not undergo such surgery. They found that who underwent weight loss surgery...

Smokers are Prone to Weight Gain After Quitting

...e authors said that the Lung Health Study excluded morbidly obese smokers and did not report racial and ethnic information. Thus the results should be applied with caution to broad population groups. The larger-than-expected weight gain among ex-smokers is not just a cosmetic issue, said Robert Klesges at t...

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