As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select patients.
If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you’re far from alone. It’s estimated that 20 percent of the population of the United States suffers from some degree of GERD/reflux disease, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain.
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26) May shows that weight reduction following a sleeve gastrectomy (obesity surgery), which reduces the size of the stomach, can rapidly reverse obesity-related hypogonadism in morbidly obese men, restoring normal levels of testosterone and sex drive.
Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research.
An analysis of small molecules called 'metabolites' in a blood sample may be used to determine whether a person is following a prescribed diet, scientists show in a new study.
Early-life obesity and depression may be driven by shared abnormalities in brain regions that process rewards, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
A new study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime.
The liver is the largest organ in the body and sits across the upper part of your digestive system. Following this diet will reduce the size of your liver making the surgery easier and less likeely to have complications.