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Get the latest news about obesity and childhood obesity, find out about new bariatric surgery studies, and read about others who have experienced success with weight-loss surgery. 

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New study suggests chemical therapy could aid in weight loss

New study suggests chemical therapy could aid in weight loss

Have you tried everything when it comes to losing weight? The trendy diets and the latest exercise routines? Science may have figured out a way to burn calories another way, but the question is would you do it?

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FDA warns against weight-loss supplements OxyElite and Seven Slim

FDA warns against weight-loss supplements OxyElite and Seven Slim

Fad diets and exercises come and go, along with weight loss supplements. A new warning by the Food and Drug Administration comes after tests found that two supplements sold online and in some retail stores could contain harmful ingredients.

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Duodenal switch has better results, but more risks, says study

Duodenal switch has better results, but more risks, says study

When researching what type of bariatric surgery is best, it is important to understand both the benefits and risks associated with each surgery. New research suggests that a surgery that isn’t currently favored may help you lose more weight. However, the study also finds that it could lead to more complications.

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Severely obese adolescents have higher CVD risks, says study

Severely obese adolescents have higher CVD risks, says study

There are many risks associated with obesity, and an ongoing study is working on finding the cardiovascular risks of severe pediatric obesity. Adolescents participating in the “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) across the country at five major clinical centers published findings regarding the baseline prevalence and predictors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in severely obese adolescents.

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Pregnancy is safer after bariatric surgery, says study

Pregnancy is safer after bariatric surgery, says study

Bariatric surgery has many benefits, and could mean safer pregnancies for women, according to a major new study. The study was conducted by Swedish researchers, led by Kari Johansson, a nutritionist at the Karolinska Institute, and its findings showed that overall the results were better for pregnancies of women who had surgery.

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