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New Study Shows Balloon in a Capsule Helps Patients Lose Nearly Twice as Much Weight Than Diet, Exercise and Lifestyle Therapy Alone

NEW ORLEANS – NOV. 4, 2016 – Patients with obesity who swallowed gas-filled balloon capsules designed to help them eat less, lost 1.9 times more weight than patients who relied on diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone, according to new...
4-Nov-2016 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Shows Women Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease After Weight-Loss Surgery Than Men

Women have about a 20 percent less chance of developing heart disease after weight-loss surgery than men, according to new research* presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical...
4-Nov-2016 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Suggests Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Do Better if They Stick to Scheduled Follow Up Visits

NEW ORLEANS – NOV. 4, 2016 – Weight-loss surgery patients who stick to a schedule of 3-, 6- and 12-month follow-up visits with their doctors see greater improvements or remission of their diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol than...
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New Survey Shows Obesity Ties Cancer as Top Health Threat, Bigger Than Heart Disease and Diabetes for Most Americans

Understanding of Risks of Obesity is Improving, But Major Misperceptions About Causes and Treatments Persist
1-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First National Quality Improvement Program for Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Readmissions by More Than 30% for Some Hospitals

While the average hospital saw 30-day readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients drop by about 14 percent, some hospitals had reductions as much as 32 percent after implementing a new quality improvement program, according to new research*...
2-Nov-2016 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

10-Year Data Shows Gastric Bypass Patients Significantly Reduce Risk of Dying From Obesity and Other Diseases, New Study Suggests

Patients with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery reduce their risk of dying from obesity and other diseases by 48 percent up to 10 years after surgery, compared to similar patients who do not undergo the procedure, according to new...
2-Nov-2016 1:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Groups Take Aim at States That Deny Coverage of Obesity Treatment Under Affordable Care Act

he American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and groups including The Obesity Society (TOS) and Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), filed a complaint this month with U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) claiming the 27...
5-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Gastric Balloon in a Pill Helps Patients Lose Weight Without Surgery or Endoscopy

A new gastric balloon that can be swallowed like a pill and then filled while in the stomach, helped patients lose more than 37 percent of their excess weight over four months, according to new research presented here at ObesityWeek 2015, the...
5-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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