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Gastric sleeve may become the new gold standard for morbid obesity

Medical Xpress - Dec 21, 2016
For most patients with a chronic weight problem (morbid obesity), surgery is the only treatment guaranteed to be effective in the long term," says Pim van Rutte, surgeon in training and doctoral candidate at TU Delft. "There is as yet no clear ...

Lifestyle Modification as Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Medscape - Jan 6, 2017
[1-3] Diastolic dysfunction as well as increased left atrial size can be the result of obesity or morbid obesity, which can in turn lead to an increased risk for atrial fibrillation. Fitness is more interesting because both poor fitness—as well as ...

Lionel Shriver Doesn't Care If You Hate Her Sombrero: New at Reason

Reason (blog) - Jan 8, 2017
Whippet thin, she chronicled her sibling's morbid obesity in 2013's Big Brother. Childless, she explored what it means to dislike and fear your own offspring in We Need to Talk About Kevin, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005 and was ...

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Obesity Surgery: Stories Of Altered Lives

by: Marta Meana, Lindsey Ricciardi
Obesity is a major national health problem, and science has been developing a number of ways to address it. The most revolutionary is surgical intervention to alter the gastrointestinal system so that less food/nutrients can be consumed and/or absorbed. People who undergo this surgery usually experience drastic weight loss and dramatic health improvements. They also discover a new sense of self and face challenges often unimaginable when they were obese.Using in-depth, first person accounts of 33 men and women who underwent weight-loss surgery, this book elaborates on the complexities of finally getting what you wished for— the good, the bad, and the totally unexpected.
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Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for Your Medical Practice

Obesity is a serious and rapidly increasing medical problem. Bariatric surgery is the only effective long-term treatment for morbid obesity and the performance of this surgery has increased dramatically over the years.

Bariatric Surgery: A Primer for Your Medical Practice is a user-friendly, practical reference text that provides all the necessary information that the health care professional will need to assist in patient selection and preoperative assessment, as well as recommendations in dealing with complex postoperative care of the bariatric patient.
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703: How I Lost More than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life

by: Nancy Makin
A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek memoir about a woman who lost and found herself online.

Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five and suffered from obesity-related maladies. Due to shame and logistics, she was homebound for a dozen years.

But all that changed when she received a computer. In cyberspace she found the friendliness, the connection, the acceptance and the nurturing she'd been missing for so long. She followed no particular diet plan; no surgeries, pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a part, and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds and kept it off for more than seven years.
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Can Morbid Obesity Be Reversed Through Diet?

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Understanding Obesity - Morbid Obesity and Co-morbidities

Call 973-410-9700 or visit http://www.njbariatricsurgeons.com/ to learn more about weight loss surgery in New Jersey with Dr. Alexander Abkin.

What Is Morbid Obesity? | Obesity

Watch more How to Understand Obesity videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/511327-What-Is-Morbid-Obesity-Obesity Obesity is an illness of excess fat ...

Morbid Obesity - Coping

Coping with morbid obesity and problems in life.

Hernia in morbid obesity - Ajita Prabhu