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Weight Reduction May Improve Outcomes with Cirrhotic Liver

Findings published in the August 2011 issue of Hepatology, revealed that obesity may be a frequent cause of chronic liver disease progression. Liver cirrhosis, according to one study, in over 15% of cases, is caused by being overweight. Other studies showed that those suffering from liver disease due to obesity had a lower survival rate […]

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

According to data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 2005, less than 50 percent of the population participates in “recommended” levels of physical activity. You may be wondering what exactly the “recommended” levels of physical activity are. The recommended levels of physical activity (including both the amount and intensity) differ per person’s individual […]

Gastric Banding Pays for Itself…

A new study published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases concluded that the cost of Gastric Banding weight loss surgery was cost effective in roughly two years post-op by reductions in obesity-related medical costs in those with a history of Diabetes and in roughly four years post-op in those patients without Diabetes. […]

Migraines May Lead to Stroke

Migraine could be a risk factor for stroke. The probability of stroke increases if the patient also has hypertension. Those 40-49 years old who suffered from migraines and hypertension had a 5% more chance of getting a stroke than those with hypertension alone. This study was done in Italy and included almost 3,000 subjects. The […]

Whey Protein May Affect Weight

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition June 2011 showed that whey protein may be helpful in weight loss. They assigned 90 overweight and obese men and women with an average weight for men of 218 pounds and 190 pounds for the women to 1 of 3 groups. All the groups had an average […]

PCOS and Infertility Resolved After Weight-Loss Surgery

A study analyzed medical records of women who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery between 2000 and 2009. Of the 566 women, 31 (5.5%) had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) prior to their surgery. The women had a mean age of 32 and had suffered from PCOS for roughly 8 years. Improvement in PCOS symptoms (including infertility, […]

New LapBand LA Office in Rancho Cucamonga

LapBand Rancho Cucamonga The office is located in 8330 Red Oak, Suite 201, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. To make your Lap-Band appointment in Rancho Cucamonga please call 909-355-2525. Also, you can visit LapBandLA.com http://lapbandla.com/lap-band-rancho-cucamonga.html.

Protein for Breakfast Decreases Hunger Later

Three groups of teenagers were studied at the University of Missouri for 3 weeks. They either skipped breakfast, 60% actually do skip, ate a normal amount of protein, a 500-calorie meal consisting of cereal and milk, or a high-protein breakfast. At the end of each week they filled out a form rating appetite and satiety […]

Low Testosterone in Men Reversed with Bariatric Surgery

Low testosterone and sexual dysfunction is common in morbidly obese males. A new study out of the University of Louvain in Brussels showed that these problems may be reversed with weight loss after bariatric surgery. They found low testosterone in 27 out of 75 obese men in an obesity clinic. Signs of androgen, or male […]

Decreased Migraines with Bariatric Surgery

A small observational study out of Rhode Island showed that weight loss was associated with less frequency and intensity of migraine headaches in obese subjects. 24 severely obese women, who suffered from migraines, were assessed before and 6 months after undergoing bariatric surgery. Their mean body mass index (BMI) before and 6 months after surgery […]