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At some point in life, almost everyone who has fallen outside of the healthy BMI range has experienced judgment or felt guilty for being overweight. According to a study by Yale University, discrimination against heavier people has risen by 66% in the last 10 years. Often poor food choices, self control, lack of exercise, medications,
We’ve all seen the statistics that obesity is continuing to rise at alarming rates. According to The Obesity Society, nearly 37% of women are obese, despite increased efforts to improve national obesity statistics. Aside from the discomfort of additional body weight, being obese can cause major problems that may dramatically affect a women’s health. In

GOT A SWEET TOOTH?

Before driving to your local fast food restaurant to dive into something sweet you might want to check out the nutrition facts on some of their tantalizing desserts. The Banana Cream Pie Blizzard at DQ contains a whopping 1,090 calories with 29 teaspoons of sugar while Coldstone Creamery’s Gotta Have It Oreo Crème Ice Cream
Everyone points a finger at how and why someone becomes obese. Not surprisingly, we’re all looking for an explanation as to why over a third of the adults in the U.S. are obese. Consider the reason that gets lots of focus: overeating. Does overeating cause obesity? Or does obesity cause overeating? Consumption is the root
If you suffer with obesity and are over 60 years old, new research shows that you aren’t too old to enjoy the benefits of bariatric surgery. Several recent studies have proven that weight loss surgery is safe and effective in older patients. And, it is well known at this point that it can improve and,
It’s not uncommon for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight following weight loss surgery to consider reconstructive surgery. The most common reason people decide to have plastic surgery following a large weight loss is due to excess skin. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and should not be considered lightly, but if
U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published online and in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on April 7th. * This sheds some doubt over the CDC’s announcement back in February when its researchers announced that they found a sharp drop in preschool obesity rates over the

Mindful Eating For Improved Weight Loss

After a long day at work, school, or running kids around, the thought of gluing yourself to the couch with a tasty meal sounds just about like heaven. But, cue your favorite comfort dish and a packed line-up on Netflix and you might be spelling disaster for your health and diet. Eating in front of
On Monday’s NBC Nightly News, (March 31, 2014), Brian Williams reported that “researchers have found that weight loss surgery for” patients with type 2 diabetes can be more effective than taking medication in beating this disease.” USA Today reported that investigators “followed 150 patients, one-third of whom were treated for their diabetes with medication and
If you’re considering bariatric surgery, or if you have recently had bariatric surgery at our Louisiana or Mississippi centers, the question “What can you eat after bariatric surgery?” has probably come up once or twice in conversation (whether at our clinic or with your family). It’s not uncommon for people who are at the beginning
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