Orlistat 60 mg Reduces Visceral Adipose Tissue

These results suggest that orlistat 60 mg may be an effective weight loss tool to reduce metabolic risk factors associated with abdominal obesity.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govObesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Sep;19(9):1796-803. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.143. Epub 2011 Jun 30.Orlistat 60 mg Reduces Visceral Adipose Tissue: A 24-Week Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial.Smith SR, Stenlof KS, Greenway FL, McHutchison J, Schwartz SM, … Continue reading Orlistat 60 mg Reduces Visceral Adipose Tissue

Declining Interest in the Band in Europe

In Europe, the preference for gastric band has declined in favor of Roux-Y-gastric bypass. After LAGB, band removal was necessary for complications or insufficient weight loss in 24% of patients. Only half of the patients achieved a more than 50% EWL, The failure in one out of four patients does not allow proposing the Band … Continue reading Declining Interest in the Band in Europe

Faint Praise for the MGB from RNY Surgeon

"This is an interesting report, because it delineates a longitudinal experience with the mini-gastric bypass in Asian patients. Not too long ago, the bariatric community questioned the role of the mini-gastric bypass and its appropriateness as a durable operation for obesity. The experience of Lee et al. with a large cohort suggests some answers." Now … Continue reading Faint Praise for the MGB from RNY Surgeon

Level I: Evidence; Controlled Prospective Trial; MGB vs RNY

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Versus Mini-Gastric Bypass for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity A Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial The Mini-Gastric Bypass is a ** simpler ** and ** safer ** procedure that has ** no disadvantage ** compared with RnY Gastric Bypass Evidence-based medicine (EBM) or evidence-based practice (EBP) aims to apply the best available evidence … Continue reading Level I: Evidence; Controlled Prospective Trial; MGB vs RNY

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.

The Lap Band: “Not Very Good if You’re Very Heavy”

"If you don't need it it will work great." and Only "50 to 100% complication rates by 10 years"... and Finally the Lap Band is a "disservice"Amplify’d from http://www.downeyobesityreport.comFDA Weighs Lowering the Bar for Bariatric Surgery November 23rd, 2010 by MorganDowney Leave a reply » On December 3, 2010, an Food and Drug Administration Advisory … Continue reading The Lap Band: “Not Very Good if You’re Very Heavy”

Coenzyme Q10 protects from the Negative effects of Fructose

Diabetes and obesity are metabolic disorders induced by an excessive dietary intake of fat, usually related to inflammation and oxidative stress. CoQ10 supplementation decreased the global expression of inflammatory and metabolic stresses markersAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govBiochem Pharmacol. 2009 Dec 1;78(11):1391-400. Epub 2009 Jul 23.Coenzyme Q10 supplementation lowers hepatic oxidative stress and inflammation associated with diet-induced obesity … Continue reading Coenzyme Q10 protects from the Negative effects of Fructose

Billroth II helps resolve Diabetes

patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy (RY) or Billroth II (BII) reconstruction over 10 years. Surgical cure of T2DM may be possible in carefully selected nonobese patients.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govJ Am Coll Surg. 2010 May;210(5):564-72, 572-4.Amelioration of insulin requirement in patients undergoing duodenal bypass for reasons other than obesity implicates foregut factors in the pathophysiology of type II … Continue reading Billroth II helps resolve Diabetes

High Calcium, High Protein Low Calorie Diet Effective

High Calcium, High Protein Low Calorie Diet Effective weight loss dietAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.comDLINE Abstract Printer-Friendly Email ThisDownload This processing....   [ Close Window ] Download This MEDLINE Bookends Endnote Papyrus Procite Refman Quickdoc  Format. View This Abstract Online Effect of a high-calcium energy-reduced diet on abdominal obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors in obese Brazilian subjects. … Continue reading High Calcium, High Protein Low Calorie Diet Effective