• Gastric Sleeve Surgery Enables Second Pregnancy

    September 27, 2012

    Dr. Nilesh A. Patel of Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) is pleased to announce that a gastric sleeve procedure he performed on Kathryn Vinson of Austin, Texas has enabled both a healthy pregnancy and thriving breast-fed infant for her. Kathryn is now a happy mother of two beautiful children, the youngest just eight weeks old! But, prior ...

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  • IFSO report: the future of gastric bypass

    September 25, 2012

    A session at IFSO’s 27th World Congress in New Delhi, India, concentrated on the latest modifications and developments to the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Khaled Gawdat introduced the findings from a prospective non-randomised study examining the safety and efficacy of using a band to prevent the dilatation of the micro-pouch in the gastric bypass operation. Following ...

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  • iNKT cells ‘protect’ against obesity

    September 24, 2012

    Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that Invariant natural killer T-cells (iNKT) play a protective role in guarding against obesity and metabolic syndrome. NKT cells are a unique subset of immune cells that are known to influence inflammatory responses. They had been thought to be rare in humans. However, Dr Lydia Lynch, a ...

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  • Study links BPA, obesity in kids

    September 23, 2012

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Kids and teens that had higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine were more likely to be overweight or obese, in a new nationally-representative U.S. study. The findings can’t prove BPA – which has been banned from baby bottles but is still found in aluminum cans and other ...

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  • Gastric Bypass Beats Diabetes Over Long Term

    September 22, 2012

    Gastric bypass surgery for weight loss can also rid patients of diabetes and decrease cardiovascular risks in the long run, researchers found. At 6 years, diabetes remission rates were significantly higher among surgery patients than among controls who went without treatment (62% versus 8% and 6% in control groups, P<0.001), Ted Adams, PhD, MPH, of the ...

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  • Body fat location may determine type 2 diabetes risk for obese patients

    September 21, 2012

    Obese individuals with excess visceral fat (abdominal fat that surrounds the body’s internal organs) have an increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. By contrast, persons with excess abdominal subcutaneous fat (fat underneath the skin) were not at higher risk for ...

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  • Adult Obesity Rate in Texas Could Reach 57.2 Percent by 2030, According to New Study

    September 20, 2012

    Related Health Care Costs Could Climb by 17.1 Percent Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012 – The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase dramatically in Texas over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012, a report ...

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  • Eating Right Between Meetings

    September 18, 2012

    The stereotype of business trip dining consisted of an artery-clogging succession of meeting-room pastries, oversize restaurant portions and fast food snagged at the airport. Anyone on a vegetarian or gluten-free diet had an especially hard time. But mobile applications and Web sites can now help travelers eat more healthfully on the road. David Gartside, managing director for ...

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  • Stanford Scientists Cast Doubt on Advantages of Organic Meat and Produce

    September 17, 2012

    Does an organic strawberry contain more vitamin C than a conventional one? Maybe — or maybe not. Stanford University scientists have weighed in on the “maybe not” side of the debate after an extensive examination of four decades of research comparing organic and conventional foods. They concluded that fruits and vegetables labeled organic were, on average, no more ...

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  • Setting the Mood for Smaller Meals

    September 16, 2012

    A change in fast-food restaurant ambience can affect the amount of food consumed by customers, an unusual study has found. Researchers decorated a section of a Hardee’s restaurant in Champaign, Ill., with indirect lighting, soft music, white tablecloths, even candles on the tables. The room was soundproofed, isolated from the loud music and bright lights of ...

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