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  • Duodenal Switch Bariatric Surgery: Are You a Good Candidate?

    Also known as vertical gastrectomy, the duodenal switch procedure is designed to restrict the size of the stomach and reduce the amount of calories that the stomach can absorb at any given time. Duodenal switch procedures are available in the United States and are designed primarily for patients who have a body mass index of 40 or more.

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    A recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

  • Photo of Harmful Effects of Sedentary Job LocateADoc

    If you are like many people in the American workforce, you have a job that requires you to sit at a desk for 40 hours - or more - every single week. People who remain sedentary for such long periods of time can face long term risks to their general health and wellness.

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