Weight Loss May Help Slow Aging

Posted: December 15th, 2013

Chromosome Caps Called Telomeres Grew Longer in Some Patients Following Surgery ATLANTA–Weight-loss surgery may help reverse the effects of aging on genes, according to a small, intriguing new study presented at a major conference on obesity here. Bariatric surgery has been shown to lead to significant weight loss, averaging 50% of initial body weight or … Continue Reading

Bariatric Surgery Misconceptions

Posted: December 14th, 2013

Misconception: ‘Most people who have metabolic and bariatric surgery regain their weight.’ As many as 50 percent of patients may regain a small amount of weight (approximately 5 percent) two years or more following their surgery. However, longitudinal studies find that most bariatric surgery patients maintain successful weight-loss long-term. ‘Successful’ weight-loss is arbitrarily defined as … Continue Reading