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Which Popular Weight Loss Programs Work?

Has your primary care doctor recommended a weight-loss program? Although many primary care physicians avoid the topic of weight, according to new research, patients advised to lose weight by their physicians lose more weight on average than those who don’t receive a recommendation. Using national data from the CDC, the study found physician advice was […]

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Men and Weight-loss Surgery

Did you know that men are much less likely to have weight loss surgery than women? A new study reports that 80 percent of patients who receive weight-loss surgery in the United States are female, despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women. The study cites that there are demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors contributing to this major […]

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Dr. Provost Participates in National Bariatric Conference

This week the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) hosted its annual spring conference. The ASMBS is the largest association of its kind in the world. Dr. Provost is known nationally as an expert in bariatric surgery, and was asked to participate as a leader in a variety of ways at this week’s […]

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High BMIs Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

A primary reason Dr. Provost and his team are so passionate about treating obesity is we know the long-term impacts of obesity. It’s well known in the medical community that excess weight is a risk factor for many serious health problems. Obesity has been linked with several types of cancer, and some appear to be more closely-tied […]

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10 Obstacles for People Who Need Bariatric Surgery

Reeger Cortell, a nurse practitioner who cares for people seeking bariatric surgery and produces the Weight Loss Surgery Podcast, shares her survey findings on the most common reasons people do not seek out surgical treatment for severe obesity.

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Acid Reflux

Do you suffer from acid reflux? It’s a fairly common problem, and being overweight or obese increases your risk of the condition.
The term acid reflux describes the movement of stomach contents back up into the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that extends from the neck to the abdomen and connects the back of the throat to […]

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Oncology Society Releases Statement on Dangers of Obesity

One of the leading groups of cancer care specialists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), says that immediate action needs to be taken to blunt the rise of obesity-related cancers in the United States. It’s predicted that obesity will soon overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer in the United States, and […]

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Can Weight-Loss Surgery Cure Diabetes?

A U.S. News article features three patients who had bariatric surgery to address long-term struggles with diabetes. The article reports “the U.S. is in the midst of twin epidemics – obesity and diabetes – according to the [ASMBS].”
Dr. Stacy Brethauer, from the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric, discusses how metabolic and bariatric surgery improves or resolves diabetes, […]

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Children as Young as 13 Given Gastric Bands

Children as young as 13 are being given gastric bands as numbers having bariatric surgery shoot up 16-fold in 10 years.
The number of people in Britain needing weight loss surgery has “rocketed in the past decade and now includes children as young as 13.” Estimates suggest the number of people in the U.K. undergoing surgery […]

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Supplements After Weight Loss Surgery: What You Need to Know

Weight loss surgery can resolve numerous health issues, but if you don’t take the necessary nutritional supplements, it can also lead to serious complications. Find out what vitamins and minerals you need to be taking after bariatric surgery, and get tips on vitamin-makers that offer bariatric-friendly products.

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