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Bariatric surgery after cancer shows benefits

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 11/14/2014 6:00:00 AM

A recent study performed by Stanford University with more than 1,000 bariatric patients reveals that obese cancer survivors who have bariatric surgery get a similar benefit to non-cancer patients who have bariatric surgery.

Overall better quality of life is achieved through safe, sustained weight loss. Additional studies have shown that losing weight after completing the cancer treatment can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence or secondary cancers.

Source: Obesity Week Conference 2014, Boston | ASMBS Abstract 5128

Premature death increases with growing BMI

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 10/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

A new American Cancer Society study finds white and black Americans with excess body weight are equally at risk for premature death.

This study involved nearly 1 million men and women who have never smoked and had no other existing diseases.

They also found that adults who are underweight are also at higher risk for premature death. If seemingly healthy adults later smoke, the risk of death significantly increases.

This study had 28-year follow-up and is the largest study of its kind of African Americans to date.

Source: PLOS ONE online

Katie Couric: Take the Fed Up Challenge

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 9/9/2014 8:00:00 AM

Fed Up Challenge to reduce sugar intake in kidsIn a recent issue of Good Housekeeping magazine Special Report: America's Food Crisis, Katie Couric, the global news anchor at Yahoo, was profiled for a documentary she co-produced, Fed Up, which chronicles the childhood obesity crisis in the U.S. This is a message that not everyone wants to hear: "The food we are eating may be undermining our health – and stealing years from our lives." Today, Sept. 9, Fed Up is available on blu-ray and DVD.

She challenges everyone, especially the moms in the house to start the Fed Up Challenge. The American Heart Association say women can have 6 teaspoons (24 grams) of added sugar a day and men can have 9 teaspoons (36 grams). If you drink a beverage, look at the label; many have 32 grams of sugar. That's 8 teaspoons right there. continue reading ...

Tailgate snacks for football games

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 9/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

Friday night football and Saturday college ball games are in full swing. If you are a football fanatic and like to tailgate, think about adding some healthy choices to this year's tailgate parties. Here are some creative ideas that still look fun and colorful and may even work as a dessert!

  • Hummus with crisp snap peas, cucumbers, red pepper strips
  • Turkey-broccoli-pepper meatball served in a cupcake wrapper, or patty for the grill
  • Watermelon water or watermelon slushies

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Late night munchies

Written by Community Bariatric Services on 9/2/2014 8:00:00 AM

Most women on a weight management plan will hold off snacking during the day, but then the muscle of self-control seems to be the weakest at night. According to the study author Heather McKee, PhD, being vulnerable at night is not uncommon because of fatigue. 

Here's a tip: Throughout the week, identify a day to have a small treat earlier in the day – something you will savor. Changing your routine may give your willpower a rest, making it easier to say "NO" later on during the day.

Source: Annals of Behavioral Medicine

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