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Stomach Band Claimed to Resolve Obesity

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  • A misguided article in The Atlantic called bariatric surgery the “obesity cure” and scolded states with some of the highest rates of obesity for not covering the sometimes-deadly medical procedure in their Medicaid programs
  • In addition to a risk of infection, premature death or leaking from the areas of the stomach that have been stapled, bariatric surgery can make it difficult for you to absorb nutrients from the food you eat, leading to related health problems like anemia and osteoporosis
  • A far better option is to learn to eat the way your body needs to lose weight; a ketogenic diet is the secret to healthy weight loss and a true “cure” for obesity

By Dr. Mercola

In the U.S., more than 2 in 3 adults are either overweight or obese, while 1 in 13 is considered to have extreme obesity. As obesity rates have risen so, too, have obesity-related diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and osteoarthritis. It's still commonly believed that the best way to lose weight is to simply eat less and exercise more, but this health dogma fails for many, in large part because of an emphasis placed on low-fat, high-carb foods and counting calories.


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