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  1. Nerve Blocking Falls Short in Weight Loss Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A device intended to help with weight loss by blocking a certain nerve linked to appetite and metabolism failed to meet expectations in a trial among obese patients. Using electric impulses to block the vagus nerve, whi

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  2. Obese More Likely to Survive This Serious Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese seniors are more likely to survive a life-threatening bloodstream infection called sepsis than those who are at a normal weight, according to a new study. The results are surprising because obesity often leads to wo

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  3. Weight Loss Surgery Eases Urinary Incontinence?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery pro

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  4. Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lower Cancer Risk for Some?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients: A new review suggests it may also lower their chances of a cancer diagnosis. "Bariatric surgery is asso

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  5. Weight-Loss Surgery May Ease Type 2 Diabetes Long-Term

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research finds that weight-loss surgery is more helpful to obese patients with type 2 diabetes over the long term than regular care is. "This important study demonstrates what many of us in weight-loss surgery have su

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  6. Weight Loss Surgery May Help Prevent AFib

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery not only helps obese people drop pounds, but it may also prevent the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, according to new research. Scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that

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  7. Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says. One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggest

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  8. Weight Loss Surgery for Severely Obese Teens

    Dec. 10, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) -- Fifteen-year-old Jacob Miller’s body mass index, or BMI, was off the charts. More than 6 feet tall, Jacob weighed 702 pounds at his heaviest. An online BMI chart from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute goes up to 443 pounds, which, for a 6-foot-4 indivi

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  9. Could Weight-Loss Surgery Help Slow Aging?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Beyond slimming the waistlines of morbidly obese patients, weight-loss surgery also may help reverse the aging process in some patients, turning back the clock on a key sign of decline in the body's cells, a small, early stud

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  10. Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Women who shed pounds after weight-loss surgery gained a more satisfying sex life, researchers report. Two years after their procedure, known as bariatric surgery, women reported improvements in their arousal, lubrication, sexu

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