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New research indicates weight loss surgery may reduce risk for hormone-related cancers

It has long been known that being overweight increases your risk for many serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. Now, there’s evidence that weight loss surgery may impact an individual’s risk of developing cancer. Patients who underwent gastric bypass, gastric banding or sleeve gastrectomy had a 77 percent decreased risk […]

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Knoxville Surgeon Works to Decrease Barriers to Bariatric Surgery

Like an estimated 160 million Americans, Chad Lemons of Harriman, Tennessee, tried and tried to lose weight, but couldn’t.  “I did so many diets over the years. Low carb, high carb, intermittent fasting…” says Lemons. “I tried my hardest and couldn’t get the weight off. At my heaviest I was 400 pounds.” Meanwhile, the 35-year-old […]

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New Research Indicates Weight Loss Surgery Prolongs Lifespan for Obese

It has long been known that being overweight increases your risk for many serious health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and osteoarthritis. Now, there’s evidence that weight loss surgery has the potential to do more than simply reduce risk for these conditions—it also may increase lifespan for obese patients. Obese […]

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New Life Supports National Obesity Care Week

Take 5 Pledge to Change the Way We Care Today, more than 90 million adult Americans currently have obesity, and in the last 20 years, obesity rates have doubled among adults. It’s time to change the way that we care about obesity. With obesity on the rise, our organization, alongside other organizations, must attack this […]

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Weight Loss Surgery May Benefit Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers report bariatric surgery may help obese patients achieve long-term remission KNOXVILLE, TN It has long been known that obesity increases your risk for several health conditions, including type 2 diabetes. Now, there’s evidence that obese patients with type 2 diabetes can control the disease better with weight loss surgery, compared to medicine alone. “There […]

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