News tagged with obesity surgery

Losing the weight but not the stigma

(Medical Xpress) -- Obese people who lose weight will encounter far less social stigma and may even be seen as fitter than if they had been lean all along, but they may still face prejudice relating to how ...

Mar 09, 2012
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Which type of obesity surgery is best?

Surgery for obesity improves lives and may save money. There are two very commonly performed operations to treat morbid obesity in the UK but it is unclear which is the most effective and provides the greatest benefit for ...

Feb 27, 2012
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How well does bariatric surgery work?

The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weig ...

Sep 02, 2014
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Should parents lose custody of super obese kids?

(AP) -- Should parents of extremely obese children lose custody for not controlling their kids' weight? A provocative commentary in one of the nation's most distinguished medical journals argues yes, and ...

Jul 12, 2011
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