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Why Sleep is Important for Weight Loss

We’ve been told time and time again, that the secret to weight loss success (especially after bariatric surgery) is to eat less and move more. While that advice is true, it seems we may be missing one additional vital component to achieving our healthy weight. According to studies done by the sleep division at Arrowhead […]

Body Image After Weight Loss Surgery

It’s not uncommon that after bariatric surgery, many patients who experience weight loss discover that along with a need to change their wardrobe, they may also need to change the way they view themselves. As you grow closer to your ideal weight, an important step toward embracing your new lifestyle is developing a healthy body […]

Finding Success with Support Groups

If someone told you that you could decrease your weight as well as the stress levels you may feel while losing weight just by doing one simple thing, would you do it? Many studies, including one by Agricultural Research Service, have shown that people who utilize support groups while building new health habits have higher […]

Parents May Underestimate Calorie Count in Fast Food Meals for Kids

Many parents buy large meals for their children at fast food restaurants, and they tend to underestimate how many calories are actually in the food, according to a new study. There’s no denying that fast food has become a large part of America’s dining culture. According to the book Fast Food Nation, over the past […]

The Link Between Sugary Drinks and Obesity

Sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, sports drinks, and juice have been blamed for contributing to today’s obesity epidemic; however, there hasn’t been substantial evidence about its role in the development of obesity, until now.

Hunger, Obesity and Genetics

Are genetic traits related to appetite capable of being passed down from generation to generation? In the classic debate of nature vs nurture, can nature’s genetics even over power nurture’s environment when it comes to generic factors which influence obesity? The findings of new research say that it’s possible.

How Carbohydrates Influence Inflammation

More and more we are hearing that chronic inflammation plays a major role in various disease conditions including, arthritis, various cancers, cardiovascular disease, obesity, type II diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, just to name a few.  Inflammation can be controlled and reduced by altering one’s daily intake.  There is one component of the […]

Obesity and Leg Lymphedema

Obesity is a major risk factor for many serious medical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and cancer. In fact, it is believed that obesity drives about 85 percent of the total cost of treating type 2 diabetes and 45 percent of the cost of treating high blood pressure. Studies […]

Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Diabetic Remissions

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. More than a quarter of Americans with diabetes are mildly obese (body mass index [BMI] of 30-35.) People with mild obesity and diabetes constitute a larger group than the ‘very obese’; yet they do not […]

The Skinny on Skinny Amy Jones

The Skinny on Skinny Amy Jones Recently, the Lafayette newspaper, Independent Weekly, featured an incredible story about one of Surgical Specialists of Louisiana’s patients, Amy Jones.  Amy struggled with her weight for most of her life. She had tried everything and wanted to change but had questions, and fears about how to get the results […]

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