50% Complication Rate of the Lap Band;

The results “are worse than we expected,” said Dr. Jacques Himpens, of the European School of Laparoscopic Surgery and St. Pierre University Hospital in Brussels, lead author of the new study. More than a decade after having gastric band surgery for weight loss, patients at a university hospital in Belgium had lost just 43 percent … Continue reading 50% Complication Rate of the Lap Band;

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Eat a Healthy Diet

Eat a Healthy Diet; Else Anemia?Amplify’d from http://www.businessweek.com Available on the iPad Home Blogs Columnists Lifestyle Magazine Newsletters Slide Shows Special Reports The Debate Room Videos Finance Finance Home Companies Economy Industry News Investing Blog Learning Center People Overview Real Estate Investing Retirement Planning Sectors & Industries Stocks Stocks & Markets Technology Technology Home CEO … Continue reading Eat a Healthy Diet

Good Vitamins/Bad Vitamins

Niacin good/antioxidant vitamins not so muchAmplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govN Engl J Med. 2001 Nov 29;345(22):1583-92.Simvastatin and niacin, antioxidant vitamins, or the combination for the prevention of coronary disease.Brown BG, Zhao XQ, Chait A, Fisher LD, Cheung MC, Morse JS, Dowdy AA, Marino EK, Bolson EL, Alaupovic P, Frohlich J, Albers JJ.Department of Medicine, University of Washington … Continue reading Good Vitamins/Bad Vitamins

40% of Band Patients Have Complications

40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study findsAmplify’d from consumer.healthday.com40% of Gastric Banding Patients Have Complications Nearly half must have the weight-loss bands removed years later, small Belgian study finds By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- While the … Continue reading 40% of Band Patients Have Complications

Dietary fiber cuts premature death risk

High intakes of fiber were associated with 24 to 56 percent reduction in cardiovascular, infectious and respiratory diseases in men and 34 to 59 percent in women.Amplify’d from http://www.foodconsumer.orgDietary fiber cuts premature death riskA new study in the June 2011 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggests eating lots of dietary fiber can prevent death … Continue reading Dietary fiber cuts premature death risk

For Women with BRCA Mutations, Prophylactic Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk

During 3 years of follow-up, none of the women who had a mastectomy developed breast cancer, while 7 percent of the women who didn’t have the surgery were diagnosed with breast cancer.Amplify’d from http://www.cancer.govFor Women with BRCA Mutations, Prophylactic Surgery Reduces Cancer RiskProphylactic surgery to remove the breasts and ovaries is an effective way to … Continue reading For Women with BRCA Mutations, Prophylactic Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk