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Obesity Facts

Obesity is prevalent in America. According to the CDC, about 78 million Americans are obese. The American Society in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) estimates that about 24 million Americans are morbidly obese. What is obesity? Obesity is categorized as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Being obese puts you at […]

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Improve Your Life and Heart Health with Bariatric Surgery

According to the CDC, over 600,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease. That’s about 1 in 4 deaths.   Obesity is one of the major risk factors of developing a heart problem. When you are obese, you are more likely to suffer from hypertension and high blood cholesterol. Obesity is also associated with hidden inflammation, a […]

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Clinically Speaking: New Guidelines Give Physicians Roadmap for Obesity Treatment

By: Mark A. Colquitt, MD, FACS, FASMB The November 2013 release of new guidelines for the management of overweight and obese patients by the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Associates, and the Obesity Society is a significant step forward in fighting America’s obesity epidemic. The recommendations not only give primary care physicians, many […]

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