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Doctors discuss new ‘cure’ for obesity. MONTREAL — Would you have surgery to lose 35 pounds?

Doctors discuss new ‘cure’ for obesity

What about a procedure that involves no incision and lets you have your cake and eat it, too? Among the latest anti-obesity devices under discussion at an international conference in Montreal is an experimental method that France is currently testing as a national trial. Unlike traditional weight-loss surgery, EndoBarrier Therapy is an incisionless procedure that can be done in an outpatient day clinic. A thin plastic sleeve is passed through the mouth and installed in the upper part of the intestine, essentially creating a barrier in the bowel lining to food absorption. A barrier to nutrients means fewer calories and fewer calories means weight loss. “It’s a 15-minute ‘cure’ for obesity,” said one physician in the United Kingdom after a preliminary trial with a handful of patients in 2010. Bariatric surgery often is a last-ditch resort for the morbidly obese. Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study. Obese men don't do much better, breaking a sweat only 3.6 hours annually, researchers say Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save?

Average Obese Woman Gets Just 1 Hour of Exercise a Year: Study

We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. WebMD News from HealthDay By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours. The findings startled the researchers, whose main focus was finding better ways to measure how much exercise people get. "They're living their lives from one chair to another," said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

According to the U.S. In the new study, researchers examined the results of a 2005-2006 government survey of adults aged 20 to 74. What kind of lives are the most inactive people living? A Scientific Explanation of How Marijuana Causes the Munchies. Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade. The obesity era. Years ago, after a plane trip spent reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from the Underground and Weight Watchers magazine, Woody Allen melded the two experiences into a single essay.

The obesity era

‘I am fat,’ it began. ‘I am disgustingly fat. I am the fattest human I know. I have nothing but excess poundage all over my body. My fingers are fat. That, as we used to say during my Californian adolescence, was then. And so the authorities tell us, ever more loudly, that we are fat — disgustingly, world-threateningly fat. Moral panic about the depravity of the heavy has seeped into many aspects of life, confusing even the erudite. Several governments now sponsor jauntily named pro-exercise programmes such as Let’s Move! Hand-in-glove with the authorities that promote self-scrutiny are the businesses that sell it, in the form of weight-loss foods, medicines, services, surgeries and new technologies.

Higher levels of female obesity correlated with higher levels of gender inequality in each nation.

Mental Causes & Cures of Obesity

Anti-Obesity Drugs. Food. Weight and Mortality. Marijuana tied to better blood sugar control. By Genevra Pittman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who had used marijuana in the past month had smaller waists and lower levels of insulin resistance - a diabetes precursor - than those who never tried the drug, in a new study.

Marijuana tied to better blood sugar control

The findings, based on surveys and blood tests of about 4,700 U.S. adults, aren't enough to prove marijuana keeps users thin or wards off disease. And among current pot smokers, higher amounts of marijuana use weren't linked to any added health benefits, researchers reported in The American Journal of Medicine .

"These are preliminary findings," said Dr. Murray Mittleman , who worked on the study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. "It looks like there may be some favorable effects on blood sugar control, however a lot more needs to be done to have definitive answers on the risks and potential benefits of marijuana usage. " The new study used data from a national health survey conducted in 2005-2010. Dr. Genetic diet to fight obesity. NOVOSIBIRSK, November 26 (Itar-Tass) - Scientists in Russia’s Siberian city of Novosibirsk say they have discovered a new way to fight overweight - a diet compliant with a person’s genetic type, the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) says in a report.

Genetic diet to fight obesity

The Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine says the patient has to be examined just once in a lifetime, as genes do not change with years. A specialist analyses the blood sample for nine genetic markers, each of them pointing to the reason for excessive weight. The best effect is possible in testing children, for this allows to shape the right food behavior from the very start.

The scientists have found that some people need intensive physical exercise to maintain the optimal weight, whereas for others it would suffice to refrain from one or two types of products, for instance, coffee, beer or dates.