According to the American Heart Association (AHA) people with high levels of belly fat have a higher risk of numerous diseases, including diabetes. It’s true that genes can play a part in our shape and our weight, however certain lifestyle choices can alter the natural way our body gains weight. Research has shown that people
Dr. Michael Thomas has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013. This highly regarded list is assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup®. Over 45,000 physicians in the United States were asked in a confidential review, “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your
There’s some exciting new research about the gastric bypass procedure. Gastric bypass seems to be able to stop damage to the pancreas, reversing the cause of diabetes in many patients, as well as alleviating the symptoms, Cleveland Clinic researchers recently reported in the journal Diabetes Care.
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
Dealing with stubborn weight issues can be frustrating and even overwhelming at times. All the good intentions, resolutions and various diets might not do the trick. Here at Whyweight.com we help thousands of patients get on a healthy track and put their struggles behind for good. Recently, SSL’s Dr. Tom Lavin was interviewed about when
A study of two popular bariatric surgery procedures—Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric banding—found that both had very good weight loss outcomes at 6 years after surgery. Weight loss was faster, greater and remained “significantly better” six years after gastric bypass compared with patients who received a gastric band, according to the researchers. However, patients with