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A Diabetes Breakthrough: Weight Loss Surgery

New research is available that is changing the way that people think about diabetes. Diabetes has often been thought of as a disease that can be managed with a healthy diet and lifestyle, but scientists have discovered that weight loss surgeries, such as the sleeve gastrectomy in North Florida, have a large effect on the[...]
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Losing Weight Can Fight Gum Disease

Being overweight or obese can cause a wide variety of health conditions, many of which one may not automatically connect to their excess weight. However, undergoing bariatric surgery such as the Lap Band procedure in Jacksonville can help relieve many of these health burdens, including gum disease.
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Stay Away from Fast Food to Lose Weight

Living in close proximity to fast food restaurants actually has a direct effect on an individual’s consumption of fast food, according to a report released this summer. The study was conducted by the group Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) between 1985 and 2001. Monitoring over 5000 residents of Chicago, Oakland, Minneapolis and[...]
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Early Death in Women Linked to Obesity

According to a study out of Scotland, obesity in women is a major cause of an early death. This study gives even more support for the case of obesity surgery, including the Lap Band procedure in St. Augustine, as a means to reduce the risk of morbidity among obese women.
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Obesity Raises Prostate Cancer Risk

Carrying too much extra weight can make prostate cancer more severe. A new study suggests that men with a BMI over 30 are three times as likely to have prostate cancer advance. These overweight men were also five times as likely to have cancer move to other parts of their body, and three times as[...]
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Social Obesity

Is obesity socially contagious? A new research study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Arizona State University suggests that it is. Statistical findings show that as the weight of your friends and family rises, your weight is also likely to increase. The culprit? A combination of shared activities and social norms may[...]
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