Newly Observed Benefits of Citrus in Combatting Obesity-Related Illnesses Highlights the Importance of Weight Loss Surgery Procedures, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Dr. Feiz & Associates comments on a recent article by noting that, while eating healthy foods may be one means of reducing the negative impact of severe obesity, weight loss surgery can directly address the root cause of obesity-related comorbidities.

Although citrus fruits may contain some health benefits, obesity-related illnesses can more likely improve with weight loss surgery.

The clinic adds that bariatric surgery remains a proven method of weight loss and obesity-related disease improvement.

According to an August 21 article published on Science Daily, a new study suggests that obesity-related illnesses including heart and liver disease may perhaps be prevented to some degree by consuming citrus fruits. Dr. Feiz & Associates note that although there are many health benefits associated with consuming citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits whole (as opposed to high-calorie juices), their benefits in dealing with obesity-related comorbidity are likely to be very modest when compared to actually dealing with the issue of obesity itself. The clinic adds that bariatric surgery remains a proven method of weight loss and obesity-related disease improvement. The Los Angeles bariatric surgery center goes on to note that, along with a significant weight loss and improvement in obesity related disease and complications, bariatric surgery can improve many aspects of a patient’s life and overall health, such as:

Active Lifestyle - Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that many severely obese patients are often unable to participate in many activities that promote long-term weight loss maintenance as well as a more positive mental attitude. Patients who are able to successfully lose their excess weight through a bariatric surgery can experience an improvement in their mobility that can enable them to take part in favorite activities involving exercise that they may have been forced to abandon. In addition, a significant weight loss is more likely to also relieve joint pain caused by obesity-related osteoarthritis and make simple physical tasks more feasible for older patients especially.

Improved Food Mindset - Many severely obese patients often struggle with their constant and sometimes growing desires for food that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight throughout their lives. Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that bariatric surgery can significantly decrease excessive food cravings in severely obese patients. Weight loss surgery patients are then more likely to maintain a healthy weight in the long term and benefit from a better relationship with food.

Family Life - One factor that motivates many severely obese patients to undergo a bariatric surgery is the desire of parents and grandparents to be able to keep up with their energetic children and grandchildren. Of course, they also are often motivated by a strong desire to live long enough to see their children, grandchildren, and other loved ones grow up. The Los Angeles bariatric surgery center goes on to note that a weight loss surgery, such as a gastric sleeve, can increase their lifespan. A significant weight loss can oftentimes reverse or completely resolve the damaging effects of several life threatening diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

With an increased lifespan and fewer illnesses, Dr. Feiz & Associates note, patients can fully enjoy more quality time with their families and loved ones. Readers who would like to learn more information regarding bariatric surgery procedures offered at Dr. Feiz & Associates are encouraged to call the medical group at (800) 868-5946 or visit their website at

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