Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity has been classified as a disease by various medical associations. Obesity is a metabolic, chronic and progressive disease with a significant genetic predisposition gives rise to comorbidities such as Hypertension, diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, infertility, asthma and cancer amongst others Although, obesity is an indicator of prosperity and abundance in India. It tends to affects […]

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Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk for skin cancer, suggests study

Magdalena Taube, Ph.D., from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues examined the correlation of bariatric surgery with skin cancer and melanoma incidence in the Swedish Obese Subjects non-randomised controlled trial. A total of 2,007 patients with obesity who underwent bariatric surgery and 2,040 contemporaneous matched controls who received conventional obesity treatment were included; […]

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Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects, reveals study

As reported in JAMA, researchers examined data on more than 33,000 women with a history of severe obesity who gave birth, including 2,921 who had gastric bypass surgery and lost weight before conception. Overall, 3.4% of women who had surgery had babies with major birth defects, compared with 4.9% of women who didn’t have weight-loss […]

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Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Researchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

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Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery, finds study

The study doesn’t prove that surgery caused the better outcomes. But researchers found that obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who had weight-loss surgery were roughly 35% less likely to experience problems like heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure, and they were less likely to die during the study. They also lost more weight, controlled […]

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This woman’s relentless grit helps her recover from multiple life-threatening ailments

A sufferer of juvenile diabetes since the age of 7, Vumshi had developed morbid obesity over the years and was suffering from its multiple co-morbidities when she approached Aster CMI Hospital for treatment. The specialists at Aster CMI Hospital, after careful evaluation and assessment suggested she undergo bariatric surgery to help improve her quality of […]

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Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and facts

Obesity, according to NHPI, is a condition where a person has accumulated abnormal or excessive body fat that causes adverse effects on health. Obesity is usually considered a result of an incorrect ratio of calories consumed and spent. Once believed to be a problem of high-income countries, now overweight and obese population riddles low and […]

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Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

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Doctors develop new endoscopic procedure to help obese people lose weight without surgery

ESG is safe, brings fast results, needs minimum hospitalisation, causes no scars or cuts and ensures sustained weight loss. Soon the ENLITEN centers will come up in Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and other Tier 1 cities To help the young urban Indian fight obesity, Padma Shri awardee and renowned Mumbai-based gastroenterologist Dr Amit Maydeo, and […]

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Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

The Results are from an NIH-funded study comparing outcomes in the two groups five years after surgery. Previously, no treatment has shown longer-term effectiveness at reversing type 2 diabetes in youth, which tends to advance more quickly than in adults. Researchers evaluated 161 teens and 396 adults who underwent this surgery at clinical centres participating […]

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