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  • Young adults at highest risk of weight gain

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Young adults aged 18 to 24 are at the highest risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity in the next decade of their life compared to adults in any other age group, and obesity.

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  • Potential indicator for obesity risk detected during sleep

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Throughout the day, we gain energy by breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in our bodies through the process of metabolism

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  • Obesity and weight loss: Why overall calorie intake may not be so important

    Source: Medical News Today

    Conventional scientific opinion has attributed weight gain to a net surplus of calories due to burning fewer calories than taking in. Opposing this view, the carbohydrate-insulin model states that diet quality matters more for weight loss than total calorie intake.

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  • Obesity & Covid

    Studies show that the greatest risk of developing severe COVID-19 and being hospitalized is in patients who are overweight. Approximately 40% of Americans are obese which puts them at a greater risk for chronic inflammation and a weakened immune system, two conditions that are known to worsen COVID-19.

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  • How to Qualify for Bariatric Surgery

    Many people live with obesity and no matter how much exercise and dieting they do, it doesn’t seem to make a difference. There could be many reasons for this. Bariatric surgery, sometimes known as weight loss surgery, is an option for people who struggle with obesity or those who have tried other means of weight loss that simply hasn’t worked for them. Weight loss surgeries make changes to your stomach and digestive system that will limit how much you can eat and how the nutrients are absorbed.

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