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  • Weight-loss surgery puts spark back into relationships

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Bariatric surgery does not only benefit the health of patients who undergo this weight loss procedure. It also leads to greater intimacy between them and their life partners, and adds a spark to their sex life. It’s all in all a shared journey that brings partners closer together, says Mary Lisa Pories of East Carolina University in the US, lead author of a study providing insights into the experience of couples after one of the partners underwent weight loss surgery. The findings are published in Springer’s journal Obesity Surgery.

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  • New obesity treatment prevents bone loss during weight loss

    Source: Medical Xpress

    Using the intestinal hormone GLP-1 in obesity treatment prevents the loss of bone mass otherwise frequently associated with major weight loss. This is the finding of a new study from the University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre and Glostrup Hospital. According to the researchers behind the study, the results may have a significant bearing on future obesity treatment.

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  • Why Weight Loss Surgery Could Be a Money Saver

    Source: DailyRx

    Weight-loss surgery may shrink more than just waistlines.

    A new study found that gastric banding and gastric bypass surgery may reduce health care costs tied to obesity and related diseases in the long term.

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  • Research heralds simple computer game that could help you lose weight

    Source: Medical Xpress

    There are many different ways which people try to lose weight. After a long day in the office some people manage to drag themselves to the gym and squeeze in that all-important cardio session. Others may regularly find themselves forgoing the gym to head home and relax. And there are a huge range of diet plans, many of which require significant effort to change your daily routine and eating habits. But what if there was a way to change your attitude to food from the comfort of your living room sofa?

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  • Like Mother, Like Child: Study Hints at Why Obesity May Run in Families

    Source: Health Day

    New research offers potential clues as to why children of obese mothers are at increased risk for obesity.

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