israel obesity

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Israeli-American study: Obese bariatric surgery patients live longer

The rate of death in obese individuals in the study who did not have surgery was 2.3% compared to 1.3% for those who had surgery

Israeli researchers win prize to boost fight against diabetes and obesity

They are the first group outside the UK to win the prize, which was presented at the recent 30th Rosetrees Trust Anniversary Symposium in London

Ichilov hospital and Sourasky Medical Centre in Tel Aviv.
Health Scan: Better pediatric simulation system in Tel Aviv

Individuals with severe overweight issues have an inhibited sense of satiation; they release fewer satiety hormones than people of normal weight.

Health Ministry offical: Junk food habit costs state NIS 6 billion yearly

“We are even considering taxes on damaging food and putting healthy foods under price controls [so they become cheaper].”

Overweight man
Source of ‘yo yo’ obesity revealed by Weizmann Institute researchers

Following a successful diet, many people are discouraged to find their weight rebounding and scientists are figuring out why.

Nagging young children about food and weight can cause family strife

One out of every three Israelis aged five to 21 suffers from obesity.

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