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  • Obese patients lived longer if they had weight loss surgery, study finds

    Obese patients lived longer if they had weight loss surgery, study finds

    Bariatric surgery has become the medical profession’s go-to solution for meaningful weight loss, and new research shows why: It saves lives. In a retrospective study of close to 34,000 Israeli patients with obesity, the 8,385 who got one of three surgical procedures were roughly two times less...

  • Even without nudging blood pressure up, high-salt diet hobbles the brain

    Even without nudging blood pressure up, high-salt diet hobbles the brain

    A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain — and for mental performance — even if it doesn’t push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found. A new study has shown that in mice fed a very high-salt diet, blood flow to the brain declined, the integrity of blood vessels...

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