weight-loss surgery

Christie’s Weight-Loss Plan: Will a Lap-Band Work?

Posted on 05/9/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNew Jersey’s Gov. Chris Christie, notorious for both his blunt comments and hefty weight, said this week that turning 50 was a wake-up call for him and the reason he opted for surgery to try and slim down. He said it was his desire to stay healthy for his four kids — not plans for a future presidential campaign –that made him decide to undergo gastric-band surgery in February, he told the New York Post. This is his latest strategy …

Weight-Loss Surgery Reverses Diabetes For Obese Patients

Posted on 03/27/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal Health ”Diabesity” — Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity — can be reversed by stomach-reducing surgery like gastric bypass and researchers say the operation should be offered sooner to obese and overweight patients instead of as a last resort. Two new studies, one at the Cleveland Clinic, the other at Catholic University in Rome, are among the first to compare the effectiveness of two types of bariatric surgery  with traditional medicine in controlling Type 2 diabetes. Both studies found that …