Diets Don’t Work

I’d like to start by telling you a story. Molly has been overweight her entire life and with encouragement from friends and family, this time it will be different. She’s buckled down and stuck to her diet. The first 10-­20 pounds came off so easily, it only took a...

Obesity in America

I’m recently back from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) annual meeting which was held in conjunction with The Obesity Society (TOS). I’m always inspired by new concepts and observations that are collectively made among my colleagues. I’d like to share a little of what I...

Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes

At the 29th annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) research was presented showing that 67% of gastric bypass patients experienced complete remission of their diabetes by one year post-operation.  The key findings of the study included: 36% of surgery patients no longer required...

Staggering Cost of Obesity

Obesity now accounts for over 20% of health care spending in the U.S., according to a new study from Cornell University.  Previous research had calculated this figure to be just 9% more than half of what Cornell researchers calculated using a new method to determine the causal effects of...