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Your Microbiome and the Yo-yo Effect

Do you feel like your dieting efforts are like a merry-go-round that you can’t get off? Find out how your microbiome might be affecting your weight changes.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Obesity Subtype Can Affect Bariatric Surgery Results

A large analysis suggests that the weight loss outcomes and success of bariatric surgery may depend on the subtype of obesity you have.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Does Childhood Abuse Complicate Bariatric Surgery Results

Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse research suggests.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Birth Control Options After Weight Loss Surgery

If you are undergoing weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

How Two Weight-Loss Surgeries Changed My Life

Nancy Sayles Kaneshiro lost 100 pounds and kept it off after two weight-loss surgeries. Learn how bariatric surgery helped change her relationship with food.

By Stephanie Stephens

Cash for Obesity Care: Better Results?

Does paying cash versus insurance get you better care outcomes when it comes to an obesity diagnosis?

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

What to Know About Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an option for people who are morbidly obese—those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater, and have been unable to lose weight through diet, exercise and medication.

By HealthAfter50

8 Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

While childhood obesity rates are on the decline, it’s still a prevalent problem in the U.S. Obesity in children is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke later in life. Early obesity prevention is crucial. Here’s how y...

By Erica Sanderson