The Vitamin D and Calcium Balance

When bariatric surgery is performed in centers that measure long-term results, most patients are found to have little risk of developing significant mineral or vitamin deficiencies if they follow the nutritional and supplement guidelines. The two main procedures performed worldwide are the gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass result in significantly… Continue reading The Vitamin D and Calcium Balance

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The Safer Answer for Weight Control: Dispelling Myths on Weight Loss Surgery

By now, everyone is aware that excess weight will threaten your health.  It’s in the newspaper and on television, the internet and radio.  Hardly a week goes by where a new report on the hazards of excess weight doesn’t hit the national media. The media has focused on adverse health… Continue reading The Safer Answer for Weight Control: Dispelling Myths on Weight Loss Surgery

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The Real Answer to the Weight Loss Supplement Scam

An article titled “Are Diet Pills the Answer to Weight Loss Struggles?” was recently posted in the Harvard Medical School Adviser.  This article posted a question about weight-loss pills; “Do they work? Are they safe?” The answer given was that advertising claims such as “Exercise in a bottle” are, “for… Continue reading The Real Answer to the Weight Loss Supplement Scam

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The Quiet Epidemic

Numerous health issues have been given the national spotlight in recent years.  Some, like AIDS, have resulted in strong political demonstration while others, like multiple sclerosis, have resulted in quiet but powerful movements.  Both of these, as well as several other high-profile diseases, have generated hugely successful fund-raising efforts headlined… Continue reading The Quiet Epidemic

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Patient Obesity: Complicating Medical Scans

Everyone now knows that being overweight leads to numerous disease processes.  What most overweight people do not realize is that their size severely limits the ability of physicians to even tell them what’s wrong. A new study has just revealed that the number of inconclusive imaging tests, CAT scans, MRIs,… Continue reading Patient Obesity: Complicating Medical Scans

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Obesity and Cancer

Considerable evidence has shown that being overweight plays an important role in the development of cancer.  Based on the American Cancer Society’s 2002 estimates for cancer incidence, 51% of all new cancers diagnosed among women were directly related to obesity.  Among men, cancers linked to obesity comprise approximately 14% of… Continue reading Obesity and Cancer

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Obesity: The Biggest Risk for Death from Covid-19

The Covid-19 global pandemic has finally exposed the fact that obesity kills. The truth is, in the United States, obesity is now the most prevalent threat to your health. It’s not diabetes, heart disease or even cancer. Obesity affects 42% of all Americans and it’s a killer. On July 24th… Continue reading Obesity: The Biggest Risk for Death from Covid-19

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It’s Not a Small World, After All

The world may be getting smaller, but it’s people are getting bigger……and bigger…..and bigger. Back in 1963, when the boats that carry customers through Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World” ride were first designed, an adult’s height was roughly the same as today, but the average adult weighed far less than… Continue reading It’s Not a Small World, After All

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Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes

Metabolic Surgery should be offered to all obese people with diabetes. The evidence for this recommendation is now irrefutable. In 2016, the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Federation, and 43 other medical groups published guidelines, in the journal Diabetes Care, recommending surgery as treatment for people suffering from obesity… Continue reading Metabolic Surgery for Diabetes

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Losing Weight May Make You Richer

So you think that weight loss surgery is expensive?  Well, staying fat is more costly than you may realize!  Economic experts tell us that we are spending outrageous amounts of money treating obesity-related conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  In fact, America spends more than $147 billion annually on… Continue reading Losing Weight May Make You Richer

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