Introduction. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common comorbidity found in obese women of reproductive age. It is associated with significant clinical manifestations of menstrual irregularities, infertility and androgen excess. Bariatric surgery has been widely proven to be a successful management strategy for morbid obesity and metabolic syndrome, but limited studies exist on its effect on PCOS. To our knowledge, we are the first to systematically review the literature and perform a meta-analysis on the impact of bariatric surgery on PCOS.
Who drinks sugar sweetened beverages and juice? An Australian population study of behaviour, awareness and attitudes
The rate of overweight and obesity in Australia is among the highest in the world. Yet Australia lags other countries in developing comprehensive educative or regulatory responses to address sugary drink consumption, a key modifiable risk factor that contributes substantial excess sugar to the diet.
There has been a lot of discussion about low carbohydrate (“low carb”) diets in recent years. Many people have turned to a low carb diet for weight loss. However it is important to have at least a basic understanding of how low carb diets work to prevent harmful side effects and weight regain.
Nearly 40% of the U.S. population now suffers from obesity, and 45% suffer from either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. There is considerable overlap between these diseases, with more than 85% of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes also suffering from overweight or obesity.
The higher a woman’s body mass index, the greater her risk for early-onset colorectal cancer.
A study that tracked the weight and survival of more than 6,000 Americans for 24 years reinforces the notion that piling on excess pounds can lead to an earlier grave.