La mayoría de las cirugías de pérdida de peso en la actualidad se realizan con una técnica mínimamente invasiva (cirugía laparoscópica). Los procedimientos de cirugía bariátrica más comunes son el bypass gástrico, la banda gástrica y la gastrectomía en manga (a menudo llamada manga gástrica). En las últimas décadas, las opciones de cirugía bariátrica más [...]
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Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using a minimally invasive technique (laparoscopic surgery).The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy (often called gastric sleeve). In the last decades, the most popular bariatric surgery choices have been changing, nowadays more and more patients are opting for a less [...]
What does your waistline say about your health? Find out why belly fat is more common after menopause, the danger it poses — and what to do about it. An expanding waistline is sometimes considered the price of getting older. For women, this can be especially true after menopause, when body fat tends to shift [...]
Overweight and obesity are associated with cancer Overweight and obesity are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer. These cancers make up 40% of all cancers diagnosed. About 2 in 3 occur in adults 50-74 years old. Most types of these cancers associated with overweight and obesity increased from 2005-2014. More than half of [...]
Yes, even dummies are recognizing the ongoing obesity epidemic. Dummies as in crash test dummies. No, not the musical group that sang "Mmm mmm mmm mmm"...but the mannequins that are the unsung heroes of automobile safety. They sit in cars during safety testing while the cars hurtle against walls and barriers. For years, standard dummies [...]
Obesity is common, serious and costly More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data briefPDF-704KB] Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. [Read guidelines] The estimated annual medical cost of [...]
If you have been living in a cave and don't read the news, we are in the midst of a global obesity epidemic. Also, obesity can lead to so many different diseases, ranging from diabetes to cardiovascular disease to cancer to many mental health issues. And if you didn't realize it, what you eat affects your [...]
Life-saving potential in effort to explain Roux-en-Y’s powerful side benefits NimaSaeidi, an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Center for Engineering in Medicine, had started down one career path when a lecture on Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery redirected him. The MGH lecture outlined not just the procedure’s striking [...]
Obesity is associated with serious health risks (1). Monitoring obesity prevalence is relevant for public health programs that focus on reducing or preventing obesity. Between 2003–2004 and 2013–2014, there were no significant changes in childhood obesity prevalence, but adults showed an increasing trend (2). This report provides the most recent national estimates from 2015–2016 on [...]
Despite years of efforts to even out health disparities across the United States, some states are dramatically healthier than others, according to a new report. Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America's Health Rankings, according to the [...]