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The miracle weight loss that comes as a result of bariatric surgery has been found to wear off after a number of years, but there is a procedure that helps patients keep the weight off for longer, NPR's Shots blog reports. The stomach stretches over time, and despite bariatric surgery reducing the size of...
According to the LA Times, a new study published in Pediatrics has pinned down pizza as the main culprit in childhood obesity. The researchers reviewed dietary journals from 13,890 subjects aged 2 to 19 and found that on days when pizza is served, children consume an average of 408 additional calories and...
The LA Times reports a new study in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research which investigates the link between the amount of sleep a teenager gets and future erratic behavior. The authors found that failure to get a sufficient amount of sleep on a regular basis can predict future issues such as...