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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 […]

Free Market and Obesity

11 Sep

According to the results of a recent study, obesity may be a side effect of free market policies. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan, who evaluated 26 wealthy nations, examining the number of fast food restaurants per capita and comparing it with obesity rates.  For the study, fast food was […]

Dr Misra Interviewed on NPR

02 Apr

NPR spoke to Dr Misra about the recent, troubling news that a group of clinics in southern California are under investigation by authorities for potential billing fraud, unsafe clinical practices, and inappropriate marketing of the Lap Band. In the article Dr Misara “says she’s glad regulators are looking into the practices, but she says many […]

Over-Eating and ‘People Pleasing’ Personality Traits

21 Mar

Being sensitive to others’ needs and worrying about hurting those around you may lead to social snacking and over-eating, according to a new study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology. The researchers from Case Western Reserve University explain that people who are bothered when others feel uncomfortable tend to snack when others […]

Families Benefit from Bariatric Surgery

28 Dec

A new study on weight loss surgery showed that there is a halo effect for the families of surgery patients. The study was conducted by researchers at Stanford University and published in the Archives of Surgery. The key finding was that family members of gastric bypass patients also experience improvements in their weight and health […]