Membership Update on ASMBS BSCOE and Relationship with Surgical Review Corporation

Dear Colleagues, The Executive Council of the ASMBS has terminated our contractual relationship with the Surgical Review Corporation. This will be effective on March 31, 2012 as required by our contract. The decision to terminate the contractual relationship between ASMBS and SRC was based on the following: Despite multiple attempts to work in a collegial … Continue reading Membership Update on ASMBS BSCOE and Relationship with Surgical Review Corporation

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N-acetylcysteine, treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection.

N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), being both a mucolytic agent and a thiol-containing antioxidant, may affect the establishment and maintenance of H. pylori infection within the gastric mucus layer and mucosa. This study demonstrates that NAC inhibits the growth of H. pylori in both agar and broth susceptibility tests and in H. pylori-infected mice. NAC did not alter … Continue reading N-acetylcysteine, treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection.

Gastric Bypass improves hormonal factors in Diabetes

Cardiometabolic risk factors, fasting insulin levels decreased "dramatically" from 31.7 to 7.4 mU/L Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com From Medscape Medical News Gastric Bypass Has Weight-Independent Metabolic Benefits Kate Johnson December 8, 2011 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) — Gastric bypass surgery normalized metabolic, inflammatory, and vascular risk markers in obese adolescents despite continued obesity 2 years after … Continue reading Gastric Bypass improves hormonal factors in Diabetes

Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes

For the first time, these changes have been shown to correlate with a decrease in pancreatic polypeptide, reported Hana Kahleova, MD, from the diabetes centre at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic. Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes December 7, 2011 (Dubai, United … Continue reading Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes

Dangers of Sugar in “Fruit” Drinks

Dangers of Sugar in "Fruit" Drinks Fruit drinks are the devil, apparently. According to this illustration by healthscience.net, the sugar-pumped cocktails contain more calories than coca-cola and in some cases, a fried chicken leg! The problem is that almost any liquid concoction can be called a "fruit drink" as long it contains some fruit juice … Continue reading Dangers of Sugar in “Fruit” Drinks