Bariatrics

Bariatric Surgery Study Challenges View That Obesity May Protect Against Fracture

The notion that high BMI is protective against fracture is widely held among researchers and clinicians, but a retrospective study out of Rush University Medical Center offers a more nuanced view, finding that sleeve gastrectomy bariatric surgery significantly reduces the risk of sustaining a fracture in individuals with severe obesity.


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The Role of Microbes in Addressing Obesity

More than 40% of the population in the United States is obese, according to the CDC, accounting for a host of comorbid conditions, including high blood pressure and stroke. When diet and exercise do not help address obesity, many patients may be...


The Case for Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery

Body contouring has proven benefits for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, but few avail themselves of it.


Richer Data Strengthen Evidence of Lower Mortality Rates After Bariatric Surgery

The most common bariatric surgeries markedly increase obese patients’ chances of living longer, according to a recent study published in JAMA that builds on evidence of the procedures’ benefits.


The Bariatric Juggernaut

Few single procedures or treatments can boast bariatric surgery’s track record for improving or resolving multiple medical conditions. Overwhelming clinical data point to the effectiveness of weight-loss surgery in treating not only obesity but a host of comorbidities.


Bariatric Surgery: Opportunities and Obstacles

Faced with a daunting rise in diabetes and obesity, bariatric surgeons are extending a lifeline to many patients.


Studies Spotlight Gains in Physical Activity and Function after Bariatric Procedures

A review of studies by researchers in the United Kingdom and Australia finds patterns of improvement in physical activity and ability 12 months after bariatric surgery.


Confronting an Epidemic

Treating obesity and diabetes consumes billions of U.S. healthcare dollars each year. Research indicates bariatric surgery can play a significant role in addressing those health issues.