Another Diet Myth Exploded: Gradual Weight Loss No Better Than Rapid Weight ...
I have lived everyday since March of 2006 with the knowledge that my escape from morbid obesity is fleeting as the blanket of low lying fog on a beautiful fall morning. If I don't pay attention I will never know the moment it faded away. My workouts ...
Forbes - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:30

Medical clinic model emerges in Los Angeles
“Generally speaking, young people, they come for an acute problem, but they have a lot of chronic problems that they don't know they have like morbid obesity, high blood pressure,” said Dr. Kheradpour. “You have to grab them when they come for another ...
LA Daily News - Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:56

Liquid diets: Iain Duncan Smith targets obese benefit claimants
There are one million more diabetics now than there were seven years ago. 'Morbid obesity' - that is, those with a threshold body mass index of 40 or more - is the UK's fasted growing weight category. A quarter of those aged 16 or over are now obese.
Yahoo News UK - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:22

The Obesity Paradox—Seriously?
(In other words, when you fail to consider the contribution of smoking and other co-morbid conditions—that might result in a thinner body type—to overall mortality it can, statistically speaking, weaken the link between obesity and premature death ...
Science 2.0 - Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:22



Bariatric surgery is not the only option when it comes to beating super obesity
Treating persistent obesity with bariatric surgery, BS, has been hailed as a workable solution, especially where morbid obesity is causing complications such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension and premature osteoarthritis requiring orthopaedic surgery.
Mirror.co.uk - Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:21

Is obesity a disease?
In its 2013 response the government says although it does not recognise obesity as a chronic disease "there are circumstances in which a patient with obesity could be eligible for [Medicare] items such as when a patient has complications of co ...
Yahoo!7 News - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:53

In the Field: Doctors help patients with incontinence issues
In this country, one of the problems we have is morbid obesity and that certainly increases the risk of urinary incontinence, leakage. Dr. Ablove: For most conditions we treat, there are almost always conservative options that don't involve surgery. Dr ...
Buffalo News - Sat, 18 Oct 2014 04:15

Zafgen Completes Enrollment of Phase 2a Trial of Beloranib in Hypothalamic ...
Following surgical resection and radiation treatment, hypothalamic dysfunction results in hyperphagia and significant obesity in approximately 50% of these patients, causing a variety of co-morbid conditions and a deteriorated quality of life. "The ...
GlobeNewswire (press release) - Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:52


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