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

Low-Sugar Diet Can Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms

A diet that is low in certain natural sugars can reduce symptoms in patients with certain gut disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for fermentable, oligosaccharides (including the fructo-oligosaccharides found in wheat, rye, onion, garlic, leeks, and artichokes, and the galacto-oligosaccharides found in beans, chick peas, and lentils), disaccharides (milk products except hard … Continue reading Low-Sugar Diet Can Reduce Irritable Bowel Symptoms

There is Good Poop and Bad Poop

Watch the bacteria in your gut. Eat a healthy diet full of lactobacteria (yogurt) You do not want a Stool transplant!Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course Stool Transplants Stop 90% of C difficile RecurrencesSandra YinNovember 1, 2011 (National Harbor, Maryland/Washington, DC) — Multiple courses of standard … Continue reading There is Good Poop and Bad Poop

Some Days 3 Drugs R Best; Some Days its 4 Drugs

Some Days 3 Drugs R Best; Some Days its 4 Drugs Maybe the best news is that we have two choices to treat H. Pylori DrRAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.com3-Drug Regimen for H pylori Superior in Latin AmericaNancy A. MelvilleJuly 21, 2011 — Despite data from North America, Europe, and Asia indicating that newer 4-drug regimens show … Continue reading Some Days 3 Drugs R Best; Some Days its 4 Drugs

Supplemental Vit D? Meh!

The randomized trials of vitamin D and cardiovascular disease and diabetes have been, in general, quite inconsistent and inconclusive. Whether the trials are of vitamin D alone or of vitamin D plus calcium, the results have been mixed and generally neutral and null, not showing a clear association. So until we have more evidence from … Continue reading Supplemental Vit D? Meh!

Obesity and Vigorous exercise Increase Risk of Total Joint Replacement

Overweight was independently associated with an increased risk for TJR Vigorous exercise was associated with a greater risk for TJR, This population-based cohort study has shown an increased risk for TJR with body weight and vigorous exerciseAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comIn developed countries, total hip and knee replacements are among the most widely performed elective surgeries, with … Continue reading Obesity and Vigorous exercise Increase Risk of Total Joint Replacement

Diet Drinks Lead to 70% Greater Waist Size

Consumers of diet soft drinks experienced a 70% greater increase in waist circumference than nonconsumers. Further, among elderly drinkers of 2 or more diet soft drinks per day, mean increases in waist circumference were 5 times greater than those recorded for nonconsumers.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comEven Diet Soda Induces Weight Gain in the ElderlyNeil CanavanJune 24, 2011 … Continue reading Diet Drinks Lead to 70% Greater Waist Size

High Vit D = > Lower Risk Diabetes

"The implications of this study relate to the importance of performing a randomized placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk," he told Medscape Medical News. "In the interim, clinicians should at least focus on maintaining vitamin D levels in high-risk individuals at or around 20 … Continue reading High Vit D = > Lower Risk Diabetes

Gastric Banding Has Poor Long-Term Outco

Forty-five percent had their bands removed, and 17% were switched to laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comFrom Medscape Medical News Gastric Banding Has Poor Long-Term OutcomesRobert Lowes Authors and DisclosuresMarch 21, 2011 — Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), an obesity treatment gaining wider acceptance, appears to produce "relatively poor long-term outcomes," according to a … Continue reading Gastric Banding Has Poor Long-Term Outco

Dangers of Laparoscopic Surgery

Dangers of Laparoscopic Gallbladder SurgeryAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comDeath of Rep. John Murtha Highlights Limitations of Laparoscopic CholecystectomyRobert LowesFebruary 9, 2010 — Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is one of the most common surgeries in the nation, but yesterday's death of Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) points out the rare, but unique, risks of this high-tech procedure, which include lack … Continue reading Dangers of Laparoscopic Surgery