Weight loss surgery tied to lasting digestive issues

A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients…

Recovering from Chronic Knee, Hip and Back Pain – Without Surgery

Chronic knee, hip and low back pain are the most common types of pain limiting comfortable walking, therefore limiting quality of life and independence. Together with our modern sedentary lifestyle, the pain in these joints prevents people from pursuing an active, healthier way of life. Why do we get this type of pain, and what…

21 Days to Change a Habit? Why It’s Not That Simple

Does it really only take 21 days to create a habit? This hopeful concept has sold a lot of books. But if it were true, we’d all be slim, avid exercisers, nonsmokers and achieving huge work successes by next month. Instead, we muddle through on a much rockier road to behavior change. Making a big…

Weight loss may limit diabetes-related brain changes

Losing weight may help people with diabetes limit damaging changes to the brain that can result from the disease, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed a group of diabetics for more than a decade, offering 164 of them intensive counseling with diet and exercise support designed to help them shed at least 7 percent of…

Weight loss may limit diabetes-related brain changes

Losing weight may help people with diabetes limit damaging changes to the brain that can result from the disease, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers followed a group of diabetics for more than a decade, offering 164 of them intensive counseling with diet and exercise support designed to help them shed at least 7 percent of…