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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘weight loss surgery’

Corey Harrison Of Pawn Stars Loses 192 Pounds

It looks like “Big Hoss” isn’t so big anymore! Corey Harrison of the History Channel’s Pawn Stars recently revealed his dramatic weight loss- 192 pounds to be exact. At his highest weight, Corey weighed approximately 400 pounds. The doctors realized that Corey’s weight could have tremendous side effects on his health, so they put him on a preventative medication for …

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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘I Feel Less Shame’

After losing a whopping 50 pounds, Rosie O’Donnell is looking and feeling better than she has in years. During a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Rosie opened up about what it took to reach her weight loss milestone, and how she currently feels about herself. Rosie did undergo weight loss surgery, but it was not the gastric bypass that most …

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Weight Loss Surgery: Why Do So Few Qualify?

One of the hardest challenges for individuals struggling with obesity is to lose weight. For these persons exercise often doesn’t help and neither does dieting. “Yo-yo dieting”, where weight is temporarily lost and then regained, can make weight problems worse. The weight loss industry continues to be made up of companies pandering non-FDA approved pills and questionable programs with short …

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Two Million in UK Could Use Weight Loss Surgery

It’s well-known that millions of Americans are overweight or obese. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has even classified obesity as an epidemic within the country and the American Medical Association now considers obesity a disease. Now it appears that obesity is becoming a larger problem in the UK as well. A new study recently published in …

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Weight Loss Surgery Now Possible for Alexis Shapiro,Thanks to Crowdfunding

At the age of 10, Alexis Shapiro developed  a craniopharyngioma. A craniopharyngioma is a rare benign brain tumor that affects about 1 in every million child a year. Luckily Alexis was able to undergo surgery to remove the tumor. However, she developed hypothalamic obesity. Hypothalamic obesity is a rare disease that causes hypothalamus damage.The hypothalamus controls appetite and metabolism. As a result …

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Weight Loss Surgery May Make You Younger

It would be a beauty and youth-seeker’s dream come true: Weight loss surgery not only getting rid of excess pounds, but perhaps making you younger in the process. This was the preliminary result of research released by Stanford University. The belief centers on the lengthening of telomeres. Telomeres exist at the ends of DNA strands and protect them from being …

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Morbidly Obese 2 Year Old Has Weight-Loss Surgery

In 2010, a Saudi Arabian boy became the youngest person in the world to have weight-loss surgery. At that time, the boy weighed 72.7 pounds and had a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 44.1. That would be the equivalent of the BMI of a 6 foot tall man weighing 325 pounds. When the child was born, he weighed a normal …

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Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease

Diabetes can be shed like so many unwanted pounds thanks to the advent of weight-loss surgery. However, according to a recent study, these procedures may not a permanent solution to their problem. In about one-fifth of the individuals who elected to have the surgery, diabetes returned within about three to five years. This, of course, is definitely bad news for …

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