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bariatrics

[‚ba·rē′a‚triks]
(medicine)
A branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of obesity.
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In a study performed at Baylor Medical College, Sports Medicine and Performance Institute in Houston, reported in The Bariatrician (Spring 1996), entitled "The short term efficacy of the Alcat Test of food sensitivities to facilitate changes in body composition and self-reported disease symptoms: A randomized controlled study," it was found that overweight subjects following an eating plan eliminating foods suspected of activating innate immunity, based on laboratory analysis of whole blood samples, experienced a significant improvement in body composition and scale weight.
Two studies in the Bariatrician in 2008 evaluate the Bauhinia plant from the Amazon which normalizes liptin hormone, satiety regulation, and abnormal sugar metabolism.
According to a report published in Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, primary care physicians, endocrinologists, cardiologists and bariatricians had little familiarity with four major obesity guidelines that are considered the foundation for treating obesity.