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No Evidence of Addiction Transfer, Study Finds

There has been debate about whether addiction transfer to alcohol abuse is a significant issue following weight loss surgery — that is, if food addiction issues, such as binge-eating, can shift to alcohol abuse after surgery. Several headlines in the news have talked about the potential of patients starting binging on alcohol to feel the [...]

By | March 2nd, 2012|News/PR|0 Comments

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

Inaugural Expert for Doctors of Weight Loss

The Bariatric Institute of Greater Chicago is proud to announce that Dr. Vafa Shayani was selected to participate as an Inaugural Expert for Doctors of Weight Loss. Doctors of Weight Loss is a new informational website that brings together leading bariatric surgeons from around the country to provide a resource for individuals who want to understand the latest research, news, and options for weight loss surgery. […]

By | October 23rd, 2011|News/PR|0 Comments