Great news for individuals who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-35 and one or more obesity related comorbid conditions! In February 2011, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the expanded use of the LAP-BAND for people in this category who have failed conservative weight loss attempts such as diet and exercise.
Who would have thought it? Lack of sleep in kids has a direct correlation to childhood obesity. For one week, the University of Chicago tracked the sleep patterns of 308 children (ages 4-10) in Louisville, KY. Adolescents who got the least amount of sleep had a 4.2 times higher risk of becoming obese. Those who slept during the week but stayed up late on weekend nights tripled their risk.