Obesity

Nutrition Labels are Going to Change

Did you know that changes are coming to the looks of our food nutrition labels and what information will be displayed? The FDA has given most food makers another year to implement the changes, so we will start seeing them on store shelves in the coming months. Some food companies have already started to implement…

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Stress and Weight Gain

Living under stress is both unpleasant and unfortunately common. From troubles at home to busy days at the office, stress is a contributing factor to the day to day lives of millions of Americans. Stress and weight gain often go hand-in-hand. For those who make little progress in weight loss despite a great diet and…

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Obesity and Knee Pain

Obesity has many consequences to your health, including an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Most individuals are aware of these common factors, but there are other challenges that some patients may not realize. The relationship between obesity and knee pain is one such challenge. If you have felt pain while walking or running,…

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Weight Loss Programs For Men

When most people think about bariatric patients, the image of an overweight or obese woman comes to mind. While it’s true that many patients who have bariatric surgery are female, medical weight loss programs for men are becoming increasingly popular among both patients who are looking for a long-term solution to their struggle with excess…

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How Obesity Impacts Sleep Apnea

If you are overweight or obese and you experience difficulty breathing while you sleep, you may be suffering from a condition known as sleep apnea. Research has found that obesity and sleep apnea have a strong connection. Symptoms of sleep apnea can range from headaches, drowsiness, and confusion, to chronic fatigue, cognitive impairment, anxiety, and…

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The Connection Between Obesity and Cancer

Obesity has been positively linked to a host of serious health conditions and diseases, and there is growing evidence that having a high body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer, including colon, breast, kidney, and pancreatic. Experts also believe that being overweight may be linked to cervical, ovarian, liver,…

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Morbid Obesity – What Is It, And What Are The Long-Term Health Impacts?

Do you find yourself asking the question ‘what is morbid obesity’? Curious about the long-term health impacts of a high body mass index? Continue reading to find answers to these questions! Morbid obesity is a common, serious medical condition that can lead to health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, sleep apena and osteoarthritis.…

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What Medical Weight Loss Programs Can and Can't Do

Many people hear about medical weight loss programs and think that they must be another diet fad, exercise fad, or get skinny quick scheme. Nothing could be further from the truth. Medical weight loss is an umbrella term for several different types of surgeries, procedures, and physician-assisted programs for people with severe weight problems. Unlike…

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The 7 Most Popular Weight Loss Surgery Options

Your weight loss surgery options should never be taken lightly. All surgeries come with serious risks, including death. And while the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’s data proves that weight loss surgery options have a very low mortality rate (just 0.13%), most doctors will only recommend bariatric surgery after other weight loss solutions…

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