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In this section, we share current news and events regarding obesity and weight loss surgery.

Can Zepbound Outperform Wegovy and Ozempic in a Battle?

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, approximately 75% of Americans are familiar with Ozempic, Wegovy, and other anti-obesity medications. The demand for weight loss drugs has skyrocketed, leading to shortages in supply. Semaglutide, the active ingredient in these medications, is currently listed as “in shortage” in the FDA database. However, […]

Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Loss Journey: How Did She Shed the Pounds?

Kelly Clarkson graced the stage at the Rockefeller Center for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, November 29th; however, fans couldn’t help but notice that she looked different. In fact, many described her as unrecognizable. Our weight loss experts at Obesity Reporter investigate the methods and the secrets behind Kelly Clarkson’s 2023 skinny […]

Did Mike Pompeo Get Weight Loss Surgery?

Mike Pompeo is the former Secretary of State for the United States government under the Trump Administration. After becoming well-known to the public, he received criticism for being overweight. He opened up about his struggles with obesity and revealed how he lost over 90 pounds A photo of Pompeo recently went viral, prompting many to […]

Is “Fat but Fit” a Myth When it Comes to Heart Health?

The fight against obesity and its stigma has become a trending topic. There are more and more campaigns every day seeking to raise awareness of obesity. “Fit but fat” is seldom referred to as Metabolically Healthy Obesity (MHO), characterized by overweight without cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. Question: Does being active despite having extra pounds improve […]

Weight Loss Surgery Improves Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a very common type of liver disease that is specifically not linked to drinking alcohol. A study’s results were released at the 2014 Digestive Disease Week meeting that showed through a study of 160 people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The study tracked the process of these individuals having […]

High-Glycemic Foods May Cause Lung Cancer

It is well-established that smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer. In a recent comprehensive research study conducted, MD Anderson found a link between carbs and lung cancer. The research shows that high-glycemic foods on the Glycemic Index (GI), contribute to an increased risk of developing lung cancer even in non-smokers. The researchers observed […]

FDA Approves Contrave, Prescription Weight-Loss Pill

Approved in early September 2014, Contrave offers another weight loss option for the more than one-third of Americans who are obese. The new drug is the third prescription weight-loss drug to be approved since 2012, the others being Belviq and Qsymia. It has been approved for both obese patient as well as those overweight with […]

Is a Nerve Blockage Device More Effective than Lifestyle Change Alone?

Obesity is about more than just the way a person looks. Obese individuals face a greater chance of suffering comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and sleep apnea. It is for these reasons that many individuals are seeking alternatives to changing their diet and exercising. Those suffering from obesity are […]

Food Capsules Instead of Weight Loss Surgery for Combating Obesity

New research is leading the way in the belief that food capsules that fool the body into believing it has a full stomach may be the key to managing the obesity epidemic that seems to be afoot in Britain. London scientists think that capsules that replicate the results of gastric bypass surgery and making the […]

The Connection Between Mental Health and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is one of the most common methods of taking control of obesity. The weight loss from surgery can be dramatic and not every patient is a good candidate for weight loss surgery. Even the individuals that are good candidates for the surgery can often benefit from a preoperative psychosocial evaluation. Mental Health Evaluation […]