More Australians seek Weight loss surgery in India


The number of hospital admissions for weight loss surgery has more than tripled in the past decade as more Australians become morbidly obese. New data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows there were 22,7000 admissions to hospital for weight loss surgery in 2014-15, up from 9300 in 2005-06. The increased need […]

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Bariatric Surgery Can Cure Type 2 Diabetes


Bariatric surgeries, such as a gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, are performed to help obese people lose the weight they haven’t been able to shed otherwise. But can these procedures help with other factors that affect health as well? Can bariatric surgery actually “cure” type 2 diabetes? The answer is a qualified “yes.” “Doctors don’t […]

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Metabolic Surgery reduces mortality from diabetes


People with diabetes and severe obesity who had metabolic surgery were much less likely to die from diabetes or any other cause than those who received drug therapy alone. ‘Metabolic surgery reduces mortality and macrovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus compared to medical therapy: a meta-analysis’ (Abstract no. 136), the researchers assessed […]

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Obesity and Gallstones Risk


Carrying extra weight can increase the risk of developing gallstones, which could mean remove the gallbladder through surgery. Gallstones can impact the function of the gallbladder and other organs, and cause severe pain. Breaks down fat The gallbladder is a small organ found in the upper part of the abdomen. Its function is to store […]

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France see more weight loss surgery than the UK and US.


“France might not be the country in the world with the most acute obesity problem but the number of people undergoing weight loss (bariatric) surgery has boomed in recent years.” The number of people in France turning to surgical procedures to help reduce obesity has multiplied by 21 times over the last 3 decades, new […]

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Bariatric Surgery in France during the last 10 years


During the past decade, the field of bariatric surgery has changed dramatically. Between 2005 and 2014, the number of bariatric operations increased fourfold. Sleeve gastrectomy became the most performed bariatric intervention, representing 60.7% of bariatric activity in 2014. There was a concomitant steep increase in sleeve gastrectomy, with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass increasing slightly overall and […]

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Obesity affects 9 out of 10 women in Belgium


Europe faces an unprecedented obesity crisis, which will affect 9 out of 10 Belgian women by 2030, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO) during a conference in Prague. According to doctors at the conference, urgent action is required to combat the rise of the consumption of processed foods across the region […]

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Obesity and Overweight in children – Causes Australia


The number of Obesity and Overweight children in Australia has doubled in recent years, with a quarter of children considered obese or overweight. Causes of obese or overweight in children include unhealthy food choices, family eating habits and lack of physical activity. This rise in the number of overweight children is disturbing because it causes […]

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Obesity & Overweight facts in United Kingdom


The United Kingdom is the most obese country in western Europe. Obesity in the United Kingdom is a significant contemporary health concern, with officials stating that it is one of the leading preventable causes of death. Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades, and 63% of UK adults are overweight, according to the […]

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