A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses. William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese at his family’s restaurant. Refrigerators and fire-engine red tables provided by Coca-Cola feature the company’s logo in exchange for exclusive sale of its drinks. Though members of the Ruiz [...]

2018-06-26T17:11:12+00:00 June, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

Obesity Diagnosis

Your doctor may diagnose overweight and obesity based on your medical history, physical exams that confirm you have a high body mass index (BMI) and possibly a high waist circumference, and tests to rule out other medical conditions. Confirming a high body mass index (BMI) To diagnose overweight and obesity, doctors measure BMI using calculations that depend on whether you are a child or an adult. Children: A healthy weight [...]

2018-06-26T17:08:04+00:00 June, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, NIH study suggests

Obesity during pregnancy — independent of its health consequences such as diabetes — may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in JAMA Pediatrics. “Our results underscore the importance of attaining a healthy body weight before pregnancy,” said the study’s lead author, Cuilin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher in the Division of [...]

2018-06-26T17:01:17+00:00 June, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications

Need another reason to keep your weight under control? Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg. A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic. "Obesity greatly increases the complications and costs of care," said study lead author Dr. Joey Johnson, an orthopedic trauma fellow at Brown University's Warren Alpert [...]

2018-06-26T16:58:46+00:00 June, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

Did You Know?

Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes every 10 seconds. Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths. One out of ten health care dollars is attributed to diabetes. Diabetics have health expenditures that are 2.3 times higher than non-diabetics. Approximately 90 percent of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the most common form of diabetes, is attributable to excessive body fat. If current [...]

2018-06-26T16:56:27+00:00 June, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity

Does a widening waistline put you at risk for cancer? Apparently so. According to a new study, nearly 6 percent of cancers are attributable at least in part to obesity and diabetes. Researchers compared incidence data for 12 cancers in 175 countries in 2012 with body mass index and diabetes prevalence figures from 2002, on the assumption that it takes at least ten years for cancer to develop. They found that in 2012, [...]

2018-06-26T16:49:49+00:00 June, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

Cómo la cirugía de pérdida de peso transforma su cuerpo y su vida

John Soria estaba al final de su cuerda. Después de luchar para perder peso por un tiempo, Soria se encontró sufriendo al subir la presión arterial. Conseguir shuteye fue incluso una batalla, ya que la apnea del sueño mantuvo a Soria despierta por la noche. Fue entonces cuando descubrió a Texas Laparoscopic Consultants y la promesa de la manga gástrica en TLC Surgery. Para las personas que han enfrentado el [...]

2018-05-30T18:24:33+00:00 May, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

How weight loss surgery transforms your body and your life

John Soria was at the end of his rope. After struggling to lose weight for some time, Soria found himself suffering from climbing blood pressure. Getting shuteye was even a battle as sleep apnea kept Soria up at night. That is when he discovered Texas Laparoscopic Consultants and the promise of the gastric sleeve at TLC Surgery. For people who have faced the challenge of losing excess without much success, [...]

2018-05-30T18:22:33+00:00 May, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

10 celebridades que fueron honestos acerca de tener cirugía de pérdida de peso

Elegir someterse a una cirugía de pérdida de peso nunca es una decisión fácil, solo pregúntele a las estrellas que decidieron probarlo. El cantante de Wilson Phillips se ha sometido a dos cirugías de pérdida de peso diferentes: derivación gástrica en 2000 y cirugía de banda perimetral en 2012. Después del primer procedimiento, Wilson perdió 150 libras. - y la segunda cirugía continuó ayudándola a adelgazar. "Fue la decisión correcta [...]

2018-05-30T18:20:47+00:00 May, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|

10 Celebrities Who Were Honest About Having Weight Loss Surgery

Choosing to have weight loss surgery is never an easy decision — just ask the stars who decided to try it. The Wilson Phillips singer has undergone two different weight loss surgeries: gastric bypass in 2000 and lap-band surgery in 2012. After the first procedure, Wilson lost 150 lbs. — and the second surgery continued to help her her slim down. “It was the right decision for me and I’m [...]

2018-05-30T18:19:08+00:00 May, 2018|Bariatric Surgery|