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

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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

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