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WASHINGTON (AP) — While the number of obese Americans persists at record levels, the number of patients undergoing weight loss surgery hasn't budged in a decade.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese and more than 23 million have type 2 diabetes. Now, there’s a treatment that could fight both of these common health problems.
A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania finds that women who had bariatric surgery noticed a difference in their reproductive hormones.
Although there are many important criteria that need to be met when deciding who is a good candidate for bariatric surgery, it appears body mass index may not have to be high on the list.
The benefits of bariatric surgery may be long-lasting, especially when it comes to type-2 diabetes.
GILBERT, Ariz. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Bariatric surgery is on the rise with an estimated 177,000 surgeries performed last year, nearly four times the number performed four years ago. But even with this surge in surgeries, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it.
When we say we love our pets, we put our money where our mouth is. The American Pet Products Association says that Americans now spend more than $50 billion a year on their animals.