5 Nutrition Tips for New Athletes

September 30, 2012

Beginner athletes often struggle with under-fueling their workouts, particularly when taking on a new endurance endeavor like a triathlon or a half marathon. A common misconception of beginner athletes is that they have to be “competitive” or “elite” to need to replenish their body like experienced athletes. Also, beginners often have weight loss goals, leading […]

Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats: No Sugar Added

September 29, 2012

Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats: No Sugar Added A perfect fall recipe for your slow cooker using pumpkin and healthy steel cut oats. Made without added sugars and cooked overnight so you can wake up to the fantastic smell of Pumpkin Pie in your kitchen, only without the guilt of eating pie […]

Red wine, minus the alcohol, may lower blood pressure

September 28, 2012

Doctors have been telling us for years that a glass of red wine at night may be good for our hearts. But they still can’t tell us why, exactly. Does the answer lie in the antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may or may not boost blood-vessel function, improve cholesterol levels, and fight inflammation? Or does […]

Too much salt spells health trouble for kids too

September 27, 2012

Children are eating as much salt as adults, according to a new report, and experts are concerned. Most adults consume too much sodium and that can have serious health implications. Too much salt in a person’s diet can raise your blood pressure; high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. In this […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]