Deirdre Middleton's picture

The Next Weight Loss Craze: Treatment Options


To prevent or to treat? That is the new question[[wysiwyg_imageupload:144:]]
in the obesity discussion that focuses on an area of the debate that has remained largely off the table: Treatment. Today’s ubiquitous discussion on obesity is hard to miss for good reason – 60 million adults age 20 and older are overweight and if the rates continue, by 2030, half of U.S. adults will be obese. It is a small wonder that a Google search on obesity yields more than 90 million hits or that each day we read about a new initiative to get people moving, provide health and nutritional information for consumers or exalt the latest way to eat from a generally more svelte country or region. Read full post »

In: Consumer Health  /   filed under: obesity | weight loss
Adriana Solinas's picture

Bariatric Surgery: A Right to Be Respected


Brazil is considered the second most important global centre for
bariatric surgery,[[wysiwyg_imageupload:80:]] only behind Unites States. The number of surgeries increased from 16,000 in 2003 to 60,000 in 2010. This impressive growth is due the fact that obesity is a very serious public health problem in Brazil. The official estimate says that 50% of Brazilians are overweight and one in seven people is considered morbid obese. But the other reason is related to the technology for bariatric surgery, which has become more modern and even more advanced. One of the most important improvements in this area is the video laparoscopy, a less invasive method, which is more comfortable and safe for the patient, despite the fact that it’s a little more expensive. Read full post »