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Lower Vitamin D Linked to Obesity

The latest issue of the Journal of Nutrition published a study done on 1,800 people in Norway. They measured vitamin D levels and found that the more obese the lower the levels of vitamin D. Obesity associated with lower vitamin D levels made sense since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin and much of the […]

A Wireless Device To Treat Obesity?

An implantable device similar to a pacemaker has received approval in Europe for commercial marketing. Called the abiliti (R) system, this device, following minimally invasive surgery, sends a low level electrical impulse to the stomach whenever a person eats or drinks. This stimulation is supposed to make the person feel full causing them to eat […]

Obesity Increases Colon Cancer Mortality

—A study published in the September 2010 issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggests a link between obesity and an increased risk for colon cancer. Evidence shows that obesity with BMI of at least 30 had a 45% increased risk of dying from colon cancer after the disease is diagnosed in obese postmenopausal women. […]

Decrease Heartburn by Lying on the Left

Sleeping on your side can make can ease chronic heartburn. The difference to getting a good nights sleep is choosing the correct side. A study in The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology induced heartburn in subjects by feeding them high-fat meals. Immediately after the meal, they had them sleep on one side or the other for […]

Artificially Sweetened Soft Drinks Linked to Pre-term Delivery

Participants were 59,334 women enrolled in the Danish National Birth Cohort from 1996 to 2002. The goal of the study was to evaluate the association between consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and preterm delivery. Women avoid sugar- sweetened soft drinks because they have been linked to a number of adverse health outcomes […]

Psychiatric Illness has no Negative Effect on Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery

New research shows that overweight patients with psychiatric diagnoses lose similar amounts of weight after bariatric surgery compared to those without mental illness. Patients suffering from depression, anxiety, or any psychiatric diagnosis did not statistically differ in weight loss compared to those patients without a psychiatric diagnosis, according to a study presented at the 31st […]

Obesity Affects Breast Cancer Outcomes

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, which included over 53,000 women in Denmark, showed that the risk of distant metastasis from breast cancer was increased 46% in obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and the risk of dying of breast cancer was increased by 38% after 30 years. […]

Medical vs. Surgical Treatments for Obesity

Have you ever tried medical therapy for your fight against Obesity? Have you ever had surgery for your fight against Obesity? If you answered yes to either of the two questions, then you will be very interested in the study results found by Dr. Juan P. Valderas and his colleagues published in the Journal of […]

Lower your chances of developing Gestational Diabetes and Cesarean section…

Do you want to have Bariatric surgery, and also want to become pregnant one day? If so, then you should consider undergoing bariatric surgery before becoming pregnant! A study done between 2002 and 2006 by Dr. Anne E. Burke, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, […]

Do you have a Pre-Teen who is dealing with Obesity?

Everyone knows that adolescence is a time when kids are most sensitive about their body image, but a new study done by Timothy D. Nelson, assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, found that body dissatisfaction is actually occurring much earlier. This study found that overweight pre-teens who experienced a particular kind of […]