TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new surgically implanted device to treat obese patients has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The AspireAssist device uses a tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after every meal. It’s meant to be used by people who have been unable to lose […]
FRIDAY, June 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes may get some help with blood sugar control from a few commercial weight-loss programs, but conclusive evidence on most plans is lacking, a new review finds.
Researchers reviewed 18 published studies. The studies looked at 10 popular, commercial weight-loss programs that involved a total […]
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery might significantly lower obese people’s risk of premature death, a new study finds.
About five years after surgery, the death rate was just over 1 percent for those who had weight-loss surgery and 4 percent among those in the non-surgery group, researchers said.
For the study, the researchers […]
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.
That’s the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations. It appears in the June issue of the […]
THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss surgery could help severely obese teenage boys reduce their risk for heart disease by increasing their levels of “good” cholesterol, a preliminary study suggests.
The surgery also enhances the protective effects of HDL cholesterol, the researchers said.
“We already knew that weight loss surgery improves weight and […]
WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A surgeon’s skill level does not seem to have a big impact on long-term outcomes for weight-loss surgery patients, a new study suggests.
However, one weight-loss surgeon disagreed with the study’s conclusion.
Prior research had found an association between surgical skill level and short-term outcomes after a type of weight-loss […]
By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, April 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dieters sometimes worry that workouts could make them hungry, but new research indicates exercise has the opposite effect, diminishing the appetite — at least temporarily.
In two small studies, participants who burned the same number of calories through exercise as those who cut back on food […]