Source: Medical Xpress
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have identified a potential way to battle the health effects of obesity and type 2 diabetes in women after discovering an important factor that could determine how their bodies use and store fat.
Here's a compelling reason to shed those extra pounds: A new study finds that middle-aged people who are obese, or even simply overweight, may face more health problems down the road.
Nutrition is a crucial aspect of the bariatric journey and we don't leave it up to just anyone. Meet Kim Riley, RD, from our bariatric team. In this video, she explains some important differences between being a dietitian vs. a nutritionist.
Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight for a lifetime. But did you know it can also significantly improve your health and help prevent serious illness and disease?
QUALIFICATION FOR BARIATRIC SURGERY
BMI ≥ 40, or more than 100 pounds overweight
BMI ≥ 35 and at least one or more obesity-related co-morbidities
This may include type II diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders, non- alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, lipid abnormalities, gastrointestinal disorders, or heart disease
Inability to achieve a healthy weight loss sustained for a period of time with prior weight loss efforts