6 Year Gastric Band Study

Both the gastric band and gastric bypass bariatric procedures have excellent weight loss outcomes at six years, according to a matched-pair analysis. The study’s findings were published this month online in the Archives of Surgery. Half of the 442 patients in the analysis received a gastric band, and the other half received a gastric bypass.  The procedures were all performed from 1998 through 2005. […]

By | February 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Snacks Part of the Obesity Problem

Over the past several decades, obesity rates among Americans have consistently increased. While our sedentary lifestyles are partially at blame, a key factor in our national weight gain is that we’re simply consuming more calories in the form of both food and calorie-laden beverages. For comparison, in the mid-2000s, the average American adult was found to consume around 2,375 calories per day, which is nearly one-third more than in the 1970s. […]

By | February 8th, 2012|General|0 Comments