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

Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes

For the first time, these changes have been shown to correlate with a decrease in pancreatic polypeptide, reported Hana Kahleova, MD, from the diabetes centre at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic. Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.com Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes December 7, 2011 (Dubai, United … Continue reading Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes

RNY Gastric Bypass Poor; Duodenal Switch Worse?

Editorial says weight loss surgery should not be done for weight loss? Now you know why we like the MGB. Better long term weight loss than RNY, less complications than DS/BPDAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.orgFrom Medscape Education Clinical Briefs Adverse Events of Duodenal Switch Surgery May Outweigh Benefits CME News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD CME Author: Charles … Continue reading RNY Gastric Bypass Poor; Duodenal Switch Worse?

Orlistat Helpful in Fat and Metabolic Disease?

These findings suggest that over-the-counter 60 mg orlistat, in combination with the type of advice a subject could expect to be given when obtaining 60 mg orlistat in a community setting, does indeed result in potentially clinically beneficial changes in body composition and risk factors for metabolic diseases.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govEur J Clin Nutr. 2011 Jun 22. doi: … Continue reading Orlistat Helpful in Fat and Metabolic Disease?

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

New study Lap band => DECREASE in PYY => May drive patients to try to eat more!!!

The satiety hormone peptide YY as a regulator of appetite. More PYY => Less Food Eaten New study Lap band => DECREASE in PYY => May drive patients to try to eat more!!! PYY reduction in obese subjects is associated with decreased satiety and increased food intake. Obese subjects have a PYY deficiency that reduces … Continue reading New study Lap band => DECREASE in PYY => May drive patients to try to eat more!!!

Poor Surgery (RNY or Band) Not Helped Much by Exercise

Poor Surgery (RNY) Not Helped Much by Exercise The current study demonstrates that a 12-week exercise program after RNY or a Band type bariatric surgery failed to improve most research outcomes, but physical fitness was superior in the exercise group vs the control group. You want good weight loss = You need a good weight … Continue reading Poor Surgery (RNY or Band) Not Helped Much by Exercise

Exciting New Study; Very Specific Recommendations

No Potato Chips!! And; Other food strongly associated with weight gain in the prospective longitudinal results reported in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine included: ** Potatoes at 1.28 lb ** Sugar-sweetened beverages at 1.00 lb ** Unprocessed red meats at 0.95 lb ** Processed meats at 0.93 lb *** … Continue reading Exciting New Study; Very Specific Recommendations

Gastric bands show “poor results”

People have “exaggerated expectations” of the potential for gastric band surgery to help them lose weight in the long term, according to the author of a new study published last week.Amplify’d from http://www.flanderstoday.euGastric bands show “poor results” People have “exaggerated expectations” of the potential for gastric band surgery to help them lose weight in the … Continue reading Gastric bands show “poor results”