560-Pound 'Fat Guy' Bikes Across Continental US To Lose Weight, Rescue Marriage
A 563-pound (254 kg) obese man has decided to take a cross-country bike trip across the continental United States, to burn fat, lose weight, and get into shape. The "Fat Guy" biker from Indiana State also hopes to reaffirm the love and commitment to ...
Yibada (English Edition) - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:51

New Center for Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Opens at Rush
... where he developed an international reputation as a leader in bariatric and foregut surgery and obesity research. “Bariatric surgery is a highly effective, long-term treatment for morbid obesity,” said Torquati. “The majority of people who have ...
Newswise (press release) - Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:15

Metabolic status regulates betatrophin levels in women
Women with anorexia nervosa have significantly elevated levels of betatrophin, whereas those with morbid obesity have reduced levels of the hormone when compared with normal-weight women, according to research in The Journal of Clinical ...
Healio - Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:56

Meet the Spackmans, a family living with morbid obesity
Soon after he and his father weigh themselves - 171 kilograms and 162 kilograms, respectively - scrap dealer Colin Spackman takes me to meet his much larger brother, Raymond. "There are lots of things I'd like to do but can't," Colin says, guiding his ...
Sydney Morning Herald - Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:07

Can you be plus-size and healthy?
“A BMI of 40 or above is called morbid obesity. There is no way for you to be a healthy woman if your BMI is 40 or above. It's just impossible,” he said. Similar concerns apply to the 30 to 35 range, but Dasher says there could be an exception for ...
myfox8.com - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:52

5 Obesity Startups You Should Know
Obesity has more than doubled since 1980 worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. And while Roux-en gastric bypass has been the gold standard, novel alternative treatments are being developed.
Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry - Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:41

Bariatric surgery linked with lower BMD, bone mineral content
Researchers noted that as many as 60% of patients with morbid obesity are deficient in vitamin D, putting them at a greater risk for developing postoperative deficiencies in bone mineral content and BMD that are difficult to correct even with vitamin D ...
Healio - Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:30

Are All Weight Loss Doctors Quacks?
While practicing "obesity medicine" for four years, I wrestled over this notion a number of times. I don't ever know what people mean by the term "nutritionist," because I don't really know what the term means. There are dietitians, physicians ...
Science 2.0 (blog) - Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:10

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