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Bariatric Surgery Linked To Increased Bone Fracture Risk

People who have had gastric bypass surgery or other bariatric weight-loss surgery have an even higher increased risk of breaking bones than previously found. “A negative effect on bone health that may increase the risk of fractures is an important consideration for people considering bariatric surgery and those who have undergone bariatric surgery,” said lead […]

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Researcher Kristy Dalrymple, Ph.D.

Individuals Who Are Obese Can Suffer From Social Anxiety Disorder Due To Only Weight Factors

A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers shows that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD). The findings directly conflict with the criteria for SAD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV). The study […]

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Researcher John Gunstad

Weight Loss Improves Memory And Concentration

John Gunstad, an associate professor in Kent State University’s Department of Psychology, and a team of researchers have discovered a link between weight loss and improved memory and concentration. The study shows that bariatric surgery patients exhibited improved memory function 12 weeks after their operations. Included in this report is a video interview with John […]

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Bariatric Surgery Is Highly Cost-Effective Treatment For Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric surgery is an especially cost-effective therapy for managing Type 2 diabetes in moderately and severely obese patients. These findings and others were presented today at the 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes, hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. Cost effectiveness is central to the larger issue of […]

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