RNY Bypass = ulcers observed in 9 (7.6%) subjects,

RNY Bypass = ulcers observed in 9 (7.6%) subjects,Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govArq Gastroenterol. 2010 Jun;47(2):130-4.Early marginal ulcer following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass under proton pump inhibitor treatment: prospective multicentric study.Garrido Jr AB, Rossi M, Lima Jr SE, Brenner AS, Gomes Jr CA.Instituto Garrido, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. abgarrido@uol.com.brAbstractCONTEXT: Causal factors of gastrojejunal ulcers after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass … Continue reading RNY Bypass = ulcers observed in 9 (7.6%) subjects,

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Antidepressant SSRI’s associated with roughly doubled odds of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

SSRI use is associated with roughly doubled odds of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Here's a list of antidepressants SSRI 's and their brand names: citalopram (Celexa, Cipramil, Emocal, Sepram, Seropram) escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro, Cipralex, Esertia) fluoxetine (Prozac, Fontex, Seromex, Seronil, Sarafem, Fluctin (EUR)) fluvoxamine maleate (Luvox, Faverin) paroxetine (Paxil, Seroxat, Aropax, Deroxat, Paroxat) sertraline (Zoloft, … Continue reading Antidepressant SSRI’s associated with roughly doubled odds of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding

Citric acid is cheap, present in many fruits powerful inhibitor of Helicobacter pylori

About 50% of the world population is infected with Helicobacter pylori. The association of peptic ulcer disease with Helicobacter pylori is well documented. Citric acid is a cheap substance present in many fruits and produced by food industry, and it demonstrated powerful inhibitory effect on the growth of Helicobacter pyloriAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govWien Klin Wochenschr. 2011 … Continue reading Citric acid is cheap, present in many fruits powerful inhibitor of Helicobacter pylori

Intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy) Leads to 10-15% weight loss

Intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy: Excess Weight Loss at 4 and 12 weeks and 6 months after implant was 7.5%, 11.6%, and 14.2%, respectivelyAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSurgery. 2008 Jun;143(6):723-31. Epub 2008 May 9.Intra-abdominal vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy): clinical results with a new implantable medical device.Camilleri M, Toouli J, Herrera MF, Kulseng B, Kow L, Pantoja JP, … Continue reading Intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC therapy) Leads to 10-15% weight loss

Interrupting the vagus nerve: the majority of patients report less “hunger” and lose weight.

In aggregate, the preponderance of evidence supported by laboratory and clinical mechanistic studies interrupting abdominal bi-directional vagal transmission demonstrates that the majority of patients report less "hunger" and lose weight.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govWorld J Surg. 2009 Oct;33(10):1995-2006.Vagal nerve function in obesity: therapeutic implications.Kral JG, Paez W, Wolfe BM.Department of Surgery, State University of New York Downstate … Continue reading Interrupting the vagus nerve: the majority of patients report less “hunger” and lose weight.

Soy is Good for your Bones

Soy is Good for your Bones Soy Isoflavones appear to stimulate osteoblastic bone formation and inhibit osteoclastic bone resorption. Evidence of a beneficial effect of isoflavones on bone health in peri- and postmenopausal women when high-isoflavone soy protein is incorporated in the diet. Conclusions Most of the studies suggest a positive relationship between isoflavones and bone … Continue reading Soy is Good for your Bones

Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Ghrelin

Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Ghrelin Paradoxically "Fasting serum ghrelin levels were ** lower ** in obese subjects compared with controls " Despite a 10% weight loss, fasting serum ghrelin levels were paradoxically further decreased in obese subjects 6 weeks after RYGBPAmplify’d from http://www.nature.comObesity Research (2004) 12, 1108–1116; doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.139Short-Term Effects of Gastric Bypass … Continue reading Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery on Ghrelin

Ghrelin; The “Hunger Hormone” Paradox

Ghrelin; The "Hunger Hormone" Paradox Ghrelin concentrations in blood are reduced in obese humans compared to lean control subjects, but whether this is cause or effect is not defined. Patients with anorexia nervosa have higher than normal plasma ghrelin levels, which decrease if weight gain occurs.Amplify’d from http://www.vivo.colostate.eduGhrelinGhrelin is synthesized as a preprohormone, then proteolytically … Continue reading Ghrelin; The “Hunger Hormone” Paradox

“Statins” Help Protect Against Post Op Heart Problems

"Statins" Help Protect Against Post Op Heart Problems Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common postoperative arrhythmias Preoperative atorvastatin may inhibit inflammatory reactions to prevent atrial fibrillationAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govInt Heart J. 2011;52(1):7-11.Role of preoperative atorvastatin administration in protection against postoperative atrial fibrillation following conventional coronary artery bypass grafting.Sun Y, Ji Q, Mei Y, … Continue reading “Statins” Help Protect Against Post Op Heart Problems

Dietary fiber cuts premature death risk

High intakes of fiber were associated with 24 to 56 percent reduction in cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases in men and 34 to 59 percent in women.Amplify’d from http://www.foodconsumer.orgDietary fiber cuts premature death riskA new study in the June 2011 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggests eating lots of dietary fiber can prevent death … Continue reading Dietary fiber cuts premature death risk