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Nutrition Monitoring should follow Gastric Banding Surgery

Nutrition Monitoring should follow Gastric Banding Surgery Parents who have had bariatric surgery may require dietary supplements and should pay close attention to their nutritional intake, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center study. Published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the study followed a group of gastric banding patients and... Read More

Diabetes can be Rapidly Reversed Following Gastric Banding Procedure

Diabetes can be Rapidly Reversed Following Gastric Banding Procedure Clinical investigators from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent's Hospital have demonstrated that a weight loss surgery procedure, known as 'gastric banding', can bring about the reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of glucose tolerance in o... Read More

Cardiovascular Abnormalities May Be Treated Through Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adolescents

Cardiovascular Abnormalities May Be Treated Through Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adolescents For many of the adolescents who suffer from extreme obesity, diet and exercise alone are often not enough for them to lose sufficient weight. Some of those teens will require weight loss surgery to improve their overall health. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Pediatric ... Read More

Life Expectancy for Older Obese Males Not Extended by Bariatric Surgery

Life Expectancy for Older Obese Males Not Extended by Bariatric Surgery Older men who are severely obese and undergo bariatric surgery do not see a lowered risk of death. This is according to researchers from Durham VA Medical Center and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. There are two common forms of bariatric surgery - gastric banding i... Read More

Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Heart Disease and Stroke Risked Reduced Significantly for Bariatric Surgery Patients Patients undergoing a gastric banding procedure see a much greater reduction in stroke and heart attack risk compared with medications, weight management, or a combination of the two. This is according to research from Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and published in the BMJ journal Heart. Read More

Patients See Fewer Deaths and Cardiovascular Events as a Result of Bariatric Surgery

Patients See Fewer Deaths and Cardiovascular Events as a Result of Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery can lead to a reduction in cardiovascular deaths and events, including heart attack and stroke amongst obese individuals, according to an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More

Exercise Improves the Lives of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Exercise Improves the Lives of Bariatric Surgery Patients Individuals who were engaged in regular physical activity following bariatric surgery lost more weight and found better overall health and vitality and less depression and anxiety compared with those who were inactive, according to a recent study. Read More

Bariatric Surgery Triggers Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes

Bariatric Surgery Triggers Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes Safe and effective procedures to control type 2 diabetes in those who are morbidly obese are bariatric surgery techniques that constrict the gastrointestinal tract, according to an authority in the field. Assistant professor of surgery, Gregory F. Dakin claims that bariatric surgery can contro... Read More

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity Scientists have been looking for non-invaisve ways to combat obesity by studying the hormone ghrelin that controls appetite - the signal that tells us we are hungry and should eat. Read More

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients

Watch your Alcohol Intake, Gastric Bypass Patients Gastric bypass patients are educated about food and the importance of limiting their food intake and practicing careful moderation. However a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, shows that gastric bypass patients need to be careful with their alcohol intake ... Read More

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