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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD

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Study Finds Genetic Link Between Sleep Problems and Obesity ...

Obesity occurs when a person accumulates too much body fat, leading to a negative health effect. Researchers in epidemiological studies have long reported an existing relationship between this condition and sleeping problems. The study also shows that decreased sleep quality and duration is related to an increase in your body’s weight. That causes insomnia, restless legs syndrome and obstructive sleep apnea, among other known disorders.

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Topics: obesity surgery, Obesity

Gastric Balloon: an Alternative to the Lap Band for Weight Loss?

If you are overweight, there are times when you’d want to lose weight for medical or other reasons. The gastric balloon is a newer technique for weight loss in obese patients and is an alternative to surgery including the gastric lap band.

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Topics: Obesity

Obesity and Infertility

Everyone is aware of the side effects of obesity. Weight gain, terminal illness, reduced mobility and energy; the list goes on. Recent studies are showing that those who suffer obesity may have yet another negative side effect: infertility.

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Topics: Obesity