26th Sep, 2019
A look at the published results of the LOOK-AHEAD Trial. The NIH-sponsored LookAhead trial was a randomized controlled trial involving 5,145 individuals comparing an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention (ILI) to a Diabetes Support and Education (DSE) in overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients to track the development of cardiovascular disease over time. The triaI intervention, at a cost of $15 million was stopped for futility…
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26th Jul, 2019
Obese individuals suffer an increased risk of cancer, and an increase in cancer mortality compared to non-obese Americans. Now a large population-based study confirms that cancer incidence drops dramatically after metabolic surgery. Numerous cohort studies have shown metabolic surgery decreases cancer risk. A previous large-scale prospectively matched 10-year surgical intervention trial identified that patients undergoing bariatric surgery had a significantly reduced risk of developing cancer…
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25th Jun, 2019
It turns out that if you are under a non-surgical, medical management program for obesity, you are more than 7 times as likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the coming 7 years than if you were to undergo metabolic surgery. Similar rates of new-onset hypertension and hyperlipidemia occur, as reported in a recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Norwegian…
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18th Oct, 2018

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2nd Oct, 2018
real tools needed to succeed. Have you been made to feel that obesity is a character flaw and that losing the weight is just a matter of complying with the right weight-loss program?  In reality there is essentially zero medical evidence to support those assertions. The truth is that there is no proven or published non-surgical weight-loss program that delivers results, and the fact that…
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29th Aug, 2018
    Every individual is different, and each person’s biology and metabolism are different. Furthermore, each person‘s commitment to eating a lower carbohydrate diet, and a daily regimen of increased exercise is… you guessed it, different. So, it stands to reason that not every person is going to lose as much weight as the maximum possible and keep it off forever. Also, we must keep…
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21st Aug, 2018
Among the patients who had type two diabetes before surgery, the vast majority experienced complete remission at year 1, and then as the years passed, diabetes gradually returned in a minority of the patients. But even 10 years after surgery, there was still a persistent 55% reduction in the number of people who were considered to have diabetes, compared to before surgery. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy…
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28th Jul, 2017

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10th Apr, 2017
weight-loss surgery. Today the laparoscopic sleeve procedure takes about 45 minutes and is very safe and effective.   Kent C. Sasse, M.D., MPH, FACS, FASCRS, FASMBS Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Medicine]]>
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4th Apr, 2017
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting on March 14 in San Diego. Bariatric surgery performed prior to total hip or knee replacement reduced in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improved patient health. In this study involving over 3,600 patients utilizing a study design to eliminate selection bias, obese patients who had bariatric surgery first were 75% less likely to have in-hospital complications from a…
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