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What Food do You See?

09 Jul
Food Visibility

Do you find yourself tempted by that vending machine that’s in plain sight from your desk at work? Is a bag of chips left out on the counter too difficult to pass up? Research has shown that people eat more food not only when it’s convenient, but also when it’s visible and nearby. Fitting with […]

Can Weight Loss Surgery Affect Aging?

22 May

One response we hear from our patients is that after losing weight, they feel younger. Is this positive feeling just a ‘feeling’, or is there any science behind this? It turns out that losing weight through bariatric surgery doesn’t just make people feel younger — it may actually rewind genetic signs of aging, according to […]

Will Half of Americans be Obese by 2030?

23 Nov

Half of the adults in America will be obese by 2030, according to the findings of a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The “F as in Fat” report highlights the current gloomy picture of the nation’s obesity epidemic, in which 35 percent of adults and 17 percent […]

Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Heart Risk

15 Nov

Weight loss surgery reduces heart risks in obese individuals more dramatically than medications, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Obesity, especially abdominal obesity, increases the risk of several health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The good news is that it’s […]

Childhood Obesity and Fast Food Calories

12 Oct

Obesity is much more than a ‘cosmetic’ concern; it increases your risk of diseases and health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.  More than 17 percent of children in the United States are now obese, according to the CDC, which is triple the rate from just one generation ago. The health […]