Obesity and Bariatric Surgery
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Your BMI gives a fairly accurate assessment of how much of your body is composed of fat....more
In today's society, there's much confusion over what constitutes a healthy weight. Here are some ways to find out where you stand on the weight issue....more
Most people who have metabolic syndrome have insulin resistance. This may be a beginning of the development of type 2 diabetes....more
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the following tests or checkups....more
If you are obese, surgery to lose weight may be safer than carrying around those extra pounds. But is losing weight worth the risks associated with surgery? Take a look at the latest research....more
Medical treatment can help with weight loss if your own efforts are unsuccessful—or if you have a medical condition that makes it crucial to lose weight....more
Gastric bypass surgery involves bypassing a part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. For this reason, these surgeries are referred to as malabsorptive procedures....more
Gastric stapling surgery is a type of weight loss surgery that limits the amount of food a person can eat....more
If you need to change your eating habits for the sake of your health, have you considered talking with a registered dietitian (RD)?...more
The latest studies conclude that a successful weight-loss plan is a mind/body undertaking that not only involves monitoring calorie intake and expenditure, but dealing with the psychological side of weight loss and habit change....more
When you lapse from your goals, remind yourself of all you've learned and how much you've accomplished....more
Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is difficult to treat, prevention is extremely important....more
You know it's important to stay active but still find yourself falling back on old habits. What can you do? Planning for exercise isn't hard if you make it a priority. ...more
To improve your heart and lung fitness, aim for 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to four times a week....more
Children who are inactive—spending time watching TV or sitting at a computer—are at higher risk for obesity, especially when their diet contains lots of high-calorie foods and beverages....more
Doctors think teens who have the metabolic syndrome face a high risk for the early onset of type 2 diabetes and heart disease....more
Encourage your teen to eat three balanced meals a day, with fruits or vegetables as snacks....more
It's not always easy to get your children to eat enough fruits and vegetables....more
Walking is easy because you can do it almost anywhere and at any time. It also offers a range of health benefits....more
Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth....more
Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat....more
The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling....more
There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured?...more
Dieting is temporary when it comes to losing weight. To keep weight off you actually have to change your lifestyle. Why is it so hard? For one thing, we may not know as much as we think. Take our quiz to test your knowledge....more
The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes....more
Gastric bypass surgery involves bypassing a part of the small intestine that absorbs nutrients. For this reason, these surgeries are referred to as malabsorptive procedures....more
Detailed information on gastric stapling surgery, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the digestive system, and an illustration of a gastric stapling procedure...more
People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended....more
Find out how much you know about the newest dietary guidelines and how they differ from the old food pyramid....more
BMI, or body mass index, uses weight and height to calculate weight status for adults. BMI for children and teens also takes into account gender and age because healthy body fatness differs between boys and girls and changes as they grow. This BMI calculator will help you determine if your child is at a healthy weight....more
We've all heard warnings, yet many of us keep gaining weight. More than half of American adults are overweight or obese, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....more
People can become obese by taking in more calories than they burn. Obesity also appears to be influenced by genetics. This video discusses the health risks associated with obesity and what treatment and lifestyle changes are commonly recommended....more
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Podcast: The Total-Body Toll of Obesity Many Americans realize that obesity is more than a ... cosmetic concern. A recent poll found that 78 percent knew that obesity can raise the risk for heart
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