Beware Bowel Obstruction After RNY

Beware Bowel Obstruction After RNYAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govSmall Bowel Obstruction After Antecolic Antegastric Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Without Division of Small Bowel Mesentery: A Single-Centre, 7-Year Review.Reported incidence of small bowel obstruction (SBO) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass varies between 1.5% and 3.5%. It has been suggested that the antecolic antegastric laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (AA-LRYGB) … Continue reading Beware Bowel Obstruction After RNY

More Sun = Less Brain Tumors

Countries with low solar UVB irradiance and estimated mean serum 25(OH)D levels generally had higher age-standardized incidence rates of brain cancer.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govNeuroepidemiology. 2010;35(4):281-90. Epub 2010 Oct 14.Low ultraviolet B and increased risk of brain cancer: an ecological study of 175 countries.Mohr SB, Gorham ED, Garland CF, Grant WB, Garland FC.SourceDepartment of Family and Preventive … Continue reading More Sun = Less Brain Tumors

China Study; More Sun = Less Cancer!!!

Mortality from all cancers together and most major cancers in China was inversely associated with solar UVB. These associations were similar to those observed in a number of populations of European origin. Incidence of some cancer types had the same correlation with UVB. They suggest the possibility that vitamin D may reduce the incidence or … Continue reading China Study; More Sun = Less Cancer!!!

Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) protects against heart disease

Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) protects against heart disease Vitamin K1 is mainly present in green vegetables and plant margarins, Vitamin K2 in meat, liver, butter, egg yolk, natto, "Cheese and curd cheese."Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govNutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Sep;19(7):504-10. Epub 2009 Jan 28.A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease.Gast GC, de Roos … Continue reading Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) protects against heart disease

Eat Right => Less Cancer

Eat Right => Less Cancer; (PS Yea, Cheese)Amplify’d from cebp.aacrjournals.orgCancer and Mediterranean Dietary Traditions Antonia Trichopoulou, Pagona Lagiou, Hannah Kuper and Dimitrios Trichopoulos1 + Author Affiliations Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Athens Medical School, Greece [A. T., P. L., D. T.], and Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 … Continue reading Eat Right => Less Cancer

Internal Hernias after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

66 internal hernias occurred in 63 patients, an incidence of 3.1%. 1 patient presented with a traditional adhesive band and small bowel obstruction. 20% of patients had normal preoperative small bowel series and/or CT scans. The site of internal hernias varied: 44 - mesocolon; 14 - jejunal mesentery; 5 - Petersen's space.Amplify’d from http://www.springerlink.com66 internal … Continue reading Internal Hernias after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass