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– Sarah, Gastric Sleeve

Arthritis and Obesity

September is The Arthritis Society of Canada’s Arthritis Awareness Month. Obesity increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis, and in all cases, obesity makes arthritis worse.

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Obesity and Cancers

Did you know that many cancers today are linked to obesity? With the rise in obesity over the past two decades, along with reduced physical

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Worldwide Diabetes Cases Reach 366 Million

Link to Article | http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-global-diabetes-20110914,0,3956419.story Written by: Jeannine Stein WEDNESDAY, September 16th, 2011 (LA Times)—–Diabetes isn’t just a problem in the U.S.–about 366 million people

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Meddling Fat Causes Diabetes

Link to Article | http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20101608-21235.html MONDAY, August 16th, 2010 (Science Alert) — Inflammation-causing cells in fat tissue may explain the link between obesity and diabetes,

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The Positive Effect of Weight Loss Surgery on Diabetics

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Obese Diabetes Patients: Study Link to Article |http://www.nationalpost.com/Weight+loss+surgery+helps+obese+diabetes+patients+study/3405256/story.html Written By: Julie Steenhuysen MONDAY, August 16th, 2010 (Reuters) — Three-fourths of obese

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