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Exercise: Work or Play?

September 17, 2014 · 0 comments

Do you think about exercise as work or play? On the surface it might not appear to make a difference, exercise is exercise, right? But recent studies found that people who focused on physical activity as exercise consumed more calories post activity than those who focused on the activity as

Childhood Obesity Rates Show Improvement

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments

According to  CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2011-2012 childhood obesity rates among ages 2-19 years old have remained unchanged since 2003-2004. However, among toddlers aged 2-5 years obesity rates have declined. The 2-5 year age group also has a lower rate of obesity as compared

Weight Loss Surgery May Change Sense of Taste and Smell

April 25, 2014 · 0 comments

Weight loss surgery patients reported a change in their sense of taste and smell, according to a recent study conducted with 103 British patients. The patients all underwent Roux-en-Y (RNY) gastric bypass surgery. Forty-two percent of patients reported a change in their sense of smell after surgery. Seventy-three percent reported

American Heart Month: Heartbreaking Habits

February 4, 2014 · 0 comments

Seven Lifestyle Changes That Can Save Women from Heart Disease NEW YORK, NY (February 3, 2014) -- Nearly half a million women die every year of heart disease and stroke, yet women continue to lag behind in their understanding of this disease and how it affects them. In fact, in

ObesityHelp Advocates Care About You

January 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Making A Difference In The Fight Against Obesity We would like to say thank you to all of the Bariatric and Plastic Surgery Professionals who are currently sponsoring our ObesityHelp community and advocacy outreach missions. This month, we are proud to feature the following professionals for their commitment to supporting

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On Surgery & Gimmicks: An Open Letter To People Magazine

August 16, 2013 · 0 comments

As it happens every year, this morning I was standing in line at the grocery store and happened upon this: It’s People magazine’s annual (I believe) issue highlighting dramatic weight loss stories. As per usual, there are before pictures of overweight people and then after pictures, usually of women in

Write Articles, Blogs, Recipes, and More!

August 14, 2013 · 0 comments

OH Members and Bariatric Professionals...Featured Articles! Do you have an article topic, poem, your Before & After WLS Success, or a recipe, that you'd like to be considered for publishing on ObesityHelp?  We would love to hear from you!  We publish articles that educate and support members of the ObesityHelp Community and

Dr. Metz Weighs In: Obese Scouts Not Welcome

July 20, 2013 · 0 comments

According to the Boy Scouts of America, “The basic premise of Scouting for youth with disabilities and special needs is that they want most to participate like other youth—and Scouting gives them that opportunity.”  Not if a scout is obese. This week, in July 2013, scouts (and their leaders) with

“Tony Soprano” Commentary With Dr. Michael Bilof

June 25, 2013 · 0 comments

James Gandolfini aka "Tony Soprano" Dies at the Age of 51 I assume most of you have heard the news (it was on the front page of the Star Ledger) but James Gandolfini (aka "Tony Soprano") died last week.  He was born in Westfield, NJ, graduated from Rutgers University and

Dr. Metz Comments On Governor Christie’s Lap-Band

May 8, 2013 · 0 comments

I applaud New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s announcement that he has undergone lap-band surgery to help manage his weight.  As a public figure and politician, Governor Christie is uniquely positioned to help champion obesity awareness, and to spread the message that bariatric surgery is not the easy way out for

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