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Gastric Bypass Surgery Alters Hormones to Relieve Diabetes Symptoms

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 02, 13, 09:57 AM 0 Comment

April 30, 2013 (Newswise) — Gastric bypass surgery alters the hormones and amino acids produced during digestion, hinting at the mechanisms through which the surgery eliminates symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (J

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Poll of Psychologists Cites Emotions As Top Obstacle to Weight Loss

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 03:28 PM 0 Comment

January 10, 2013 (American Psychological Association) — When it comes to losing weight, a popular New Year's resolution for many, people often focus on eating less and exercising more. But results of a new survey of psychologists suggest dieters should pay attention to the role emotions play in weight gain and loss if they hope to succeed.

The survey, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, asked more than 1,300 licensed psychol

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Childhood Obesity Linked to More Immediate Health Problems Than Previously Thought

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 03:17 PM 0 Comment

January 13, 2013 (Newswise) — While a great deal of research on childhood obesity has spotlighted the long-term health problems that emerge in adulthood, a new UCLA study focuses on the condition's immediate consequences and shows that obese youngsters are at far greater risk than had been supposed.

Compared to kids who are not overweight, obese children are at nearly twice the risk of having three or more reported medical, mental or developmental conditions, the UCLA researchers found. Overweight children

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Good Nutritional Control May Prevent Polyneuropathy After Bariatric Surgery

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 7, 2009 (Newswise) - With the rising popularity of bariatric surgery (BS), there is an increasing need for patients and their doctors to recognize and prevent the potential complications from this weight loss procedure. Neurological complications are one of the risks, and recent studies show that appropriate preventative measures and a multidisciplinary approach can largely prevent the development of postoperative nerve damage, also known as periph

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Bulimia, Binge Eating Respond to Talk Therapy

Posted by dlife on Wed, Feb 01, 12, 07:01 AM 0 Comment

October 6, 2009 (Newswise) - Although most people with bulimia and binge eating disorders wait many years before seeking help, a new review shows that psychological treatment can make a large difference and that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective talk therapy for these disorders.People with bulimia experience cycles of disordered eating behavior in which they overeat and then purge, often by self-induced vomiting or taking laxatives. Binge eating disorder includes

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