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Getting a grip on obesity
by Loretta Grantham / Palm Beach Post
November 12, 2006
patients pondering weight-loss surgery, such as Margaret Kendall, say
the thought of slicing, stapling and rerouting their digestive system
is more than they can stomach.
Study: Gastric band works better than 500-calorie diet
by Nanci Hellmich / USA Today
May 2, 2006
Adjustable gastric banding
is much more
than a very
for people who are about
50 pounds overweight
a study shows. Medical guidelines support this surgical procedure --
which puts a band around the top of stomach to create a feeling of
fullness -- in patients who are
, about 100 or more pounds over a
, or those who are almost as overweight and have serious medical conditions, such as
type 2 diabetes
On a Scale of Life or Death
by Valerie Reitman / Los Angeles Times
Jan 4, 2006
started with a terrible dream: Cyrus Tehrani had died. At the funeral,
his wife and six children wept over his outsized coffin. That nightmare
jolted Joe Guarderas awake. He knew that if his best friend Cyrus, 34,
didn't take drastic action, the dream would become reality. Cyrus had
Diet: As obesity surgery soars, patients weigh which method is best
By Marilynn Marchione / Associated Press
Jan 1, 2006
As more people abandon New Year's resolutions to lose weight and turn
to obesity surgery, doctors are debating which type is safest and best.
And researchers are uncovering some surprising trends.
The most common method in the United States - gastric bypass, or
stomach-stapling surgery - may be riskier than once thought.