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Avoiding Sugared Drinks Limits Weight Gain

Amid fervid criticism that New York City risks becoming a nanny state, city health officials this month banned the sale of supersize sugar-laden drinks in restaurants and movie theaters. Now scientists have handed the ban’s advocates a potent weapon: strong evidence that replacing sugared drinks with sugar-free substitutes or water really can slow weight gain …

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Food for Your Heart

To really create a life that’s heart healthy, you have to take the broad view of what it means to “nourish” your heart. Good food is important, but it’s equally important to nurture the emotional and spiritual hearts. If you “feed” your emotional heart first, you’ll be less likely to look for physical ways (i.e., …

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Exercise Saves Lean Body Mass After Gastric Bypass

PHILADELPHIA — Obese patients who undergo bariatric bypass surgery lose more lean muscle mass early in recovery compared with gastric banding patients, but an intense exercise program can mitigate the muscle loss, researchers found. At 1 year post operation, the bypass surgery patients lost a mean of 19.62 lbs. of lean body mass compared with …

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5 Nutrition Tips for New Athletes

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 …

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Red wine, minus the alcohol, may lower blood pressure

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 …

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Too much salt spells health trouble for kids too

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 …

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IFSO report: the future of gastric bypass

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. …

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iNKT cells ‘protect’ against obesity

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 …

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Gastric Bypass Beats Diabetes Over Long Term

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 …

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

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 …

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