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Why belly fat is dangerous and how to control it

Obesity is a major issue in the United States, but the latest research suggests we may need to change the way we look at fat, specifically belly fat.

Obesity and high blood pressure: How a supplement might break the link

Obesity is one of the main causes of high blood pressure, although the connection has not been well understood. But Philip Shaul, M.D., and colleagues recently discovered that changes in our sugar molecules might be the missing link – and a supplement might help break the link. Learn more.

Robotic bariatric surgery: A new weapon in the fight against obesity

Weight-loss surgery has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years, and now the newest weapon in the fight against obesity is available at UT Southwestern: Robotic bariatric surgery. Learn about the advantages of the new technology from bariatric surgeon and division chief Benjamin Schneider, M.D., in this week’s MedBlog.

Searching for answers: Why I’m studying obesity through clinical research

Clinical research allows physicians and scientists to discover new solutions to major health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Weighing the Risks: Obesity Now Tied to 11 Types of Cancer

Obesity is not only detrimental to your heart health; it also has a link to nearly a dozen types of cancer. Learn which ones and how to reduce your cancer risk.

Obesity now tied to 11 types of cancer

Obesity has been linked to yet another type of cancer. Learn more about decreasing the risk and leading a healthier life.

Obesity and cancer: How to decrease your risk

Obesity is directly linked to many cancers, including colon and breast cancers. Dr. Froehlich explains how to reduce your risk by losing weight. Add your voice – #calloutcancer today.

Should I have bariatric surgery before my pregnancy?

If you are severely overweight and want to become pregnant, you need a plan that might include bariatric surgery. A UT Southwestern doctor gives you 3 things to think about.