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  1. Sep 2022
    1. Weight Loss Surgical Options for Obese People

      There are a number of weight loss surgical options available for obese people. The most common and well-known option is gastric bypass surgery. This involves creating a small stomach pouch and bypassing a portion of the small intestine. This surgery can be very effective, but it is also very invasive and carries a number of risks.

      Another option is gastric sleeve surgery. This involves removing a portion of the stomach, which reduces the amount of food that can be consumed and also leads to weight loss. This surgery is less invasive than gastric bypass surgery, but it is still a major surgery with risks.

      There are also a number of less invasive procedures that can be used to help people lose weight. These include gastric banding, which involves placing a band around the stomach to reduce the amount of food that can be consumed, and gastric balloon surgery, which involves placing a balloon in the stomach to take up space and help people feel full.

      These are just a few of the weight loss surgical options available. It is important to talk to a doctor or weight loss specialist to discuss which option is right for you.

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  2. Nov 2020
    1. Study of patients attending a hospital-based obesity service shows no difference in weight loss between those under 60 years old and those from 60 to 78 years old The University of Warwick-led study conducted at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) concludes that lifestyle changes to manage weight loss are effective in reducing obesity regardless of age Aims to dispel myths about effectiveness of weight loss in older people
      • Researchers studied 242 patients (under 60 and over 60 years old) who attended a weight-loss programme, most of them morbidly obese.
      • Results show no differences between age groups, proving that weight loss is as important for older people - even more so - as for younger people.
      • The programme was based on lifestyle-based changes - diet, physical activity and psychological support - and showed similar results regardless of age.
      • People often don’t care about weight loss in older people, and this study shows that it’s a very harmful perspective to adopt.
  3. Aug 2020