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Gastric Banding or Bypass? Comparing the Scientific Studies on Weight Loss Surgery

A recent report in the American Journal of Medicine by University of California medical researchers compares the two most common weight loss surgeries: gastric bypass and gastric banding.

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Should You Have a Tummy Tuck After Major Weight Loss? New Research on the Effects of Abdominoplasty

The millions of dieters who struggle with weight loss are trying to improve their health, but there’s no question that for many (if not most of us), we also hope to look good when we’ve shed the excess pounds. 

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Does the Stomach Regain Size After Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Possible Downside to One Bariatric Surgery Technique

As more and more people seek bariatric surgery to aid in major weight loss, a variety of techniques have been developed.  One of the techniques that we don’t hear about in the news as frequently is sleeve gastrectomy, in which the size of the stomach is reduced to a narrow tube (essentially removing a large part of the stomach to produce a smaller stomach cavity and decrease hunger).

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Is Bariatric Surgery Safe? What Is The Death Risk?

Although weight loss surgery has become very popular in recent years, some people who are good candidates for the surgery fear that they would be risking their lives by undergoing a surgical intervention.  New research suggests there’s less reason to worry than you might think. 

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Is Bariatric Surgery Successful in the Long Term? Research Says Yes

If you’ve ever watched someone who has had bariatric surgery making dramatic progress in weight loss, you might wonder whether these effects are long-lasting.  So many people who lose weight in other ways gain it back in a few years:  Will the same thing happen to those who have weight loss surgery?

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Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Gastric Banding or Conventional Approach?

The rate of type 2 diabetes has been increasing in recent years, and health researchers expect it to be one of the most important public health challenges in the near future.  Type 2 diabetes usually develops in adulthood and in some cases can be resolved (taken into remission) with appropriate lifestyle changes.  Many patients with Type 2 diabetes are also obese, and for those patients, weight loss is an important factor in improving their condition or completely curing it.

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