Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery Study Challenges View That Obesity May Protect Against Fracture

The notion that high BMI is protective against fracture is widely held among researchers and clinicians, but a retrospective study out of Rush University Medical Center offers a more nuanced view, finding that sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of sustaining a fracture in individuals with severe obesity.


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The Role of Microbes in Addressing Obesity

More than 40% of the population in the United States is obese, according to the CDC, accounting for a host of comorbid conditions, including high blood pressure and stroke. When diet and exercise do not help address obesity, many patients may be...


Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

New research finds that following bariatric surgery, severely obese adolescents are more likely than their adult counterparts to experience complete remission of key comorbidities.


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Study: Bariatric Surgery Aids Female Sexual Function

A study in Brazil found that women with obesity had greater sexual function after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Sexual dysfunction fell from 62% before the procedure to 19% six months afterward, and mean overall Female Sexual...


The Burden of Youth: Obesity-Related Cancers on the Rise in Young People

As the obesity crisis continues, more young people face the specter of obesity-related cancers. Incidence rates for six malignancies linked to obesity are rising more sharply in successively younger age groups, according to a recent study, and experts say that could threaten the progress made in the fight against cancer.


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Avoiding a Late Supper Associated with Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Eating supper before 9 p.m. or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer.

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The Case for Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery

Body contouring has proven benefits for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, but few avail themselves of it.


Richer Data Strengthen Evidence of Lower Mortality Rates After Bariatric Surgery

The most common bariatric surgeries markedly increase obese patients’ chances of living longer, according to a recent study published in JAMA that builds on evidence of the procedures’ benefits.


The Bariatric Juggernaut

Few single procedures or treatments can boast bariatric surgery’s track record for improving or resolving multiple medical conditions. Overwhelming clinical data point to the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in treating not only obesity but a host of comorbidities.


Bariatric Surgery: Opportunities and Obstacles

Faced with a daunting rise in diabetes and obesity, bariatric surgeons are extending a lifeline to many patients.