Category Archives: General Weight Loss News

Weight Loss and Cognitive Function

Obesity is a condition that has far-reaching effects on many domains of the human body – physical, mental, and emotional, among others. A recent scientific study has shed more light on the effects weight loss has on human mental function. This study by Lu et al. has revealed there is a potential positive link between […]

How to Build Muscle After Weight Loss Surgery

Did you know that there are more than 600 muscles in our body?  Each of those muscles has functions that are important for our body to work well. For example, the heart, which is the most hardworking muscle, pumps 2,000 gallons of blood a day throughout our body. Other muscular functions include mobility, stability, posture, […]

Healthy Strategies to Avoid Stress Eating

Food is a source of comfort for many people. And eating delicious food is definitely one comforting act. Partaking in our favorite everyday dishes is a pleasurable indulgence. The comfort and pleasure of food are even multiplied during holidays when a feast accompanies family gatherings and get-togethers. Food, in short, is therefore, more associated with […]

What Is a Gastric Pacemaker?

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The gastric pacemaker is a bariatric procedure that aims to curb weight gain by controlling how full and satiated you feel. A bariatric procedure is one that assists in weight loss. People who find it difficult to lose weight, or those who face the risk of obesity and high blood pressure, can opt to have […]

En Caso de Manga Gástrica, La Cirugía Robótica No Es Más Superior Que Manga Gástrica Laparoscópica Tradicional

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Según el Dr. David Davtyan, un cirujano bariatrico renombrado en Los Angeles, un estudio reciente describió 86,953 casos de Gastrectomía Vertical en Manga, comúnmente llamado Manga Gástrica, realizado laparoscopicamente o mediante cirugía robótica para bajar de peso. El estudio demostró que cirugías de manga gástrica realizadas por laparoscopia tuvieron mejores resultados y fueron más seguras […]

Apollo Endosurgery Announces CE Mark Approval for the ORBERA365™

Expanding the Indwell Period from 6 Months to 12 Months with the Gastric Balloon Category Leader. AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. (“Apollo”) (NASDAQ:APEN), a global leader in less invasive medical devices for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, today announced CE (Conformité Européene) Mark approval for the ORBERA365 Managed Weight Loss System. The ORBERA365 Managed Weight Loss […]

Adjustable Gastric Banding From Another Perspective

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Adjustable Gastric Banding (AGB) is a misunderstood weight loss surgical procedure that has helped thousands of patients suffering from obesity for 24 years. Most bariatric surgical procedures such as the lap-band, require multiple interventions (beginning with least invasive to more invasive) during a patient’s life, just like other chronic diseases. While the article in JAMA […]

Obesity in Young Adults

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Overweight Young Adults Risk Early Death A study published in Aug 2011 in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that being overweight at 25 years old increased the risk of early death by 21%. That risk went up to 28% if a young adult with a higher BMI (body mass index) also smoked, drank alcohol, […]

Developing Diabetes Strongly Associated with a Fatty Liver

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed that a patient diagnosed with fatty liver found on an ultrasound exam strongly predicts the likelihood of developing diabetes type 2 in 5 years . Over 11,000 patients were followed for 5 years . They compared patients with high insulin resistance with […]

Less Colon Polyps with Moderate Exercise

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that physical activity can reduce the risk of developing polyps by 16%, and developing large or advance polyps by 30%, and the risk of colon cancer by 25%. An analysis of studies involving over 250,000 patients, found less precancerous colon polyps in those individuals who […]

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