Study on High-Protein Diet for Weight Loss Highlights Importance of Bariatric Surgery to Fight Obesity, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians

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The Los Angeles based medical group comments on a recent article that, while dietary choices play a key role during weight loss, stronger medical interventions are needed to help severely obese patients experience the full benefits of weight loss.

Lorraine lost 97 lbs. with a gastric sleeve procedure.

Diet is the key factor in weight loss, but severely obese patients experience great difficulty in making the long-term changes required to achieve and sustain weight loss without the support of a bariatric procedure.

According to an October 11 article published by Time, a study conducted by the Washington University School of Medicine on 34 postmenopausal, obese women revealed that a high-protein diet may have little impact on insulin sensitivity. The study goes on to indicate that, while a high-protein diet can help obese individuals lose a small amount of weight, they were no less at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes that diet is the key factor in weight loss, but severely obese patients usually experience great difficulty in making the long-term changes required to achieve and sustain weight loss without the support of a bariatric procedure. BHP goes on to note that, unlike diets emphasizing particular nutrients, bariatric surgery has been shown to lead to numerous benefits that have otherwise been elusive to most patients, such as:

Defeating or Improving Type 2 Diabetes - BHP notes that, while the Washington University study saw no improvement in insulin sensitivity in patients on high protein diets, bariatric surgeries have been associated with dramatic improvements in blood sugar. Indeed, many studies have found that most patients who lost weight following bariatric procedures either experienced dramatic improvements in their type 2 diabetes or experienced complete remission, says BHP.

Improved Mobility - BHP adds that excess weight can oftentimes lead to difficulties in movement due to the constant strain and pressure put on the bones and joints. A significant weight loss with the help of a cutting-edge bariatric surgery procedure, such as a sleeve gastrectomy, can relieve a patient’s bones and joints, allowing them to feel more comfortable completing a variety of daily activities and enabling them to partake in a healthier and more active lifestyle. Furthermore, the Los Angeles based health and beauty group goes on to note that improved mobility can encourage patients to participate in activities with friends and family that had previously been out of the question.

More Energy - Oftentimes, severely obese patients suffer from sleep apnea, a condition associated with disruptive breathing patterns while sleeping that can significantly lower their energy levels throughout the day. BHP goes on to note that weight loss following a bariatric procedure typically improves and often resolves sleep apnea in patients, so that they are able to experience uninterrupted sleep during the night and wake up feeling refreshed and energized. The Los Angeles based medical group adds that an increase in energy can help patients keep up with their children and grandchildren, and allow them to become more actively involved in the lives of family and loved ones.

Readers who are interested in learning more about bariatric procedures and nonsurgical weight loss programs, including Orbera balloon weight loss for patients who may not be eligible for bariatric surgery, are welcome to contact BHP at 800-788-1416 or visit their website at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com.

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