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Benefits of bariatric surgery [infographic]

Bariatric surgery, also commonly known as weight-loss surgery, has been proven effective at helping obese individuals lose weight and become healthier while also reversing or improving health problems associated with carrying excess weight. Bariatric surgery can help improve physical health problems such as asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes, and can even help improve depression and overall quality of life in patients. Check out the following infographic to learn more about the many benefits associated with bariatric surgery.

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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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