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The Wizard of Oz promised results he could not deliver but was convincing in his presentation. Diet wizards have done the same for decades. Insomnia Cured Here/

New medical advances marking the end of a long reign for ‘diet wizards’

Dieting fads have been around for more than a century, but none of them has been shown to curb obesity long-term. The good news is that scientific evidence is revealing treatments that do work.
Bariatric surgery is the last-line option for weight loss. Chris J/FLickr

Explainer: the risks and benefits of bariatric surgery

You don’t need an expert to tell you obesity has become a major health problem worldwide. The World Health Organisation estimates 35% of the world’s adults are overweight and 11% obese, double the rate…
Obese people undergoing gastric banding surgery typically lose up to half of their excess body weight and go on to live more healthy lives. Stocky Bodies

Lap banding a long-term obesity solution: study

Lap band surgery is an effective long-term measure for managing obesity, according to a 15-year study of thousands of patients who have undergone the procedure. The study, from Monash University’s Centre…
Bariatric surgery, such as gastric banding, may help in cases where exercise and diet changes have failed.

Study calls for broader public access to obesity surgery

People with private health insurance are nine times more likely than those without to have bariatric weight-loss surgery, a new study has found. Bariatric surgery, which includes gastric banding, sleeve…
Establishing a bariatric register will provide confidence that bariatric surgery is safe. flickr/Jacquiscloset

Bariatric surgery works, we just need to ensure it’s safe

Around 2.6 million or 10% of Australians are obese. Obesity contributes to other diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnoea, infertility, depression and cancer. The strength…
Bariatric surgery has a dramatic effect on diabetes and other heart disease risk factors. Bariatric Solutions/

Bariatric surgery: new paradigm in type 2 diabetes management?

Type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing epidemic worldwide. By 2020, it is expected to be the number one disease in Australia in men and second only to breast cancer in women. Treating this illness has…

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