Gastric Bypass

My Gastric Sleeve and Fat-Shaming

Mette Poynton | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 28 November 2015, I underwent weight loss surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or a gastric sleeve. I wrote about why I needed this operation in my previous blogs, "My Gastric Sleeve and Me" and My Gastric Sleeve and PCOS.

My Gastric Sleeve and Me

Mette Poynton | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

On the 28th of November this year, I underwent a sleeve gastrectomy, a type of bariatric surgery where 85% of my stomach was removed, leaving what is known as a gastric sleeve.

This Lady Stuck Two Fingers Up To Bullies After Shedding 8 Stone

Medavia | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A woman shed more than eight stone in an effort to look more like her sisters and found it gave her a massive boost of self confidence. Growing up...

Wobbles Are Inevitable...

Becky Barnes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

Nearly 7 years ago now, I had a gastric bypass. I weighed around 24 stone and was a size 32. I was aged 27 at the time and more than anything, I desperately wanted to be thin. I had suffered from eating disorders. I had been on an endless cycle of diets, gruelling exercise regimes and diet pills, but nothing had made the impact I wanted it to.

Could 'Food Capsules' Be The Key To Fighting Obesity Crisis?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'Food capsules' that trick the body into feeling full could help fight Britain's obesity crisis and reduce type II diabetes, scientists have claimed. ...

Should We Be Offering Thousands More People NHS Weight Loss Surgery?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of people with type 2 diabetes could be offered weight-loss surgery on the NHS. New draft guidance from the National Institut...

World's Fattest Man Finds Love Online

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If ever there was a ringing endorsement for online dating, it's that the world's fattest man - Paul Mason from Suffolk - has found love online after s...

'Former World's Fattest Man' Releases Naked Photographs In Plea For Help To Remove Excess Skin (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A man once thought to be world’s fattest has released naked images of himself in a plea for medical help to address the excess skin he needs removin...

World's Fattest Man Loses 46 Stone

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A man once dubbed the world's fattest says he is looking forward to a normal life after shedding 46 stone. Former postman Paul Mason, from Ipswich,...

Fat Britain Is 'Dereliction Of Duty' By Government

PA | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Politics

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has been accused of a "dereliction of duty" in his efforts to tackle Britain's growing obesity problem by one of his f...

Gastric Bypass Surgery On The Rise As Gap Between Rich And Poor Widens

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Smoking, binge drinking and lack of exercise have all fallen in recent years - but NHS gastric bypass operations to help the obese lose weight are on ...

The 'Wonder' Diet Pill That Won't Make You Sick

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A 'wonder' diet pill that promises to suppress appetite without causing nasty side effects, has been developed by scientists. The new drug, OAP-189...

Obese Policeman Loses Stomach Surgery Battle

PA | Posted 26.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A 22-stone ex-policeman has lost his Court of Appeal battle to force a health authority to fund obesity surgery. Grandfather T...

Man Takes Fight For Obesity Surgery To Court

PA | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A former police officer is taking his legal battle over a health trust's refusal to fund obesity surgery to the Court of Appeal. ...