As the obesity crisis continues, more young people face the specter of obesity-related cancers. Incidence rates for six malignancies linked to obesity are rising more sharply in successively younger age groups, according to a recent study, and experts say that could threaten the progress made in the fight against cancer.
Eating supper before 9 p.m. or waiting a minimum of two hours after eating before going to bed is linked to a 20 percent reduction in prostate cancer risk, according to research in the International Journal of Cancer.
Body contouring has proven benefits for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, but few avail themselves of it.
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.
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.
Faced with a daunting rise in diabetes and obesity, bariatric surgeons are extending a lifeline to many patients.
Results from a Geisinger Obesity Institute study suggest Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery has durable protective effects with regard to congestive heart failure. This is the first time a study has shown such long-term benefits, according to researchers.
“Many studies have...