At their Annual Meeting in Chicago this week, the AMA (American Medical Association) took an unprecedented step and officially endorsed obesity as a disease. This came as a surprise to many as the vote from the AMA’s House of Delegates went against the Association’s Council on Science and Public Health.
Whether it’s the kids wearing us out, an unexpected project at work that has us burning the midnight oil, or a plateau that’s been stalling our weight loss, each of us has reached a moment where we feel like saying “I’ve had it!” For many of us, before bariatric surgery those high-stress moments led us
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.
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
Air pollution may contribute to the high childhood obesity rates in the United States, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Previous research had found that the pollutant, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), can negatively affect childhood IQs and is linked to depression, anxiety, and attention problems
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that walking for an hour each day can decrease the influence of obesity-related genes by up to 50 percent. Looking at data from more than 12,000 people, the researchers calculated each person’s genetic risk of obesity by identifying how many of the 32 known