Posts Tagged "Obesity"

Bariatric Surgery for Diabetics!

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Bariatric Surgery for Diabetics!

Access to bariatric surgery for some obese individuals in the United Kingdom should improve dramatically following new guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The new recommendations stress that individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m or more who have recent-onset type 2 diabetes should be offered an expedited assessment for bariatric surgery. “This is a really positive step and acknowledges that this patient group will also benefit,” Dr. Rachel Batterham (University...

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Get Rid of Fructose to Lose Your Gut

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Get Rid of Fructose to Lose Your Gut

FRUCTOSE/GUT/COLITIS   Get rid of fructose to lose your gut and your colitis!   Arguably, the chief villain that keeps your gut big, also packs your liver with fat, and keeps your bowels inflamed, is the simple sugar fructose.  It’s found in nature in small amounts in fruits and vegetables.  In this form, and in small amount, it’s actually beneficial.  It also occurs naturally, but in large amount, in honey.  If you have a big gut, fatty liver, colitis, or...

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Weight & Calorie Tips

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Weight & Calorie Tips

Let’s End the Confusion   1.      CALORIES: Q.     What is a calorie, and how are calorie counts computer? A.   t’s a unit of measure for the energy in food.  First defined in France in the early 1800s, a food calorie is the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams (a liter) of water 1 degree Celsius.  Researchers measure calories by using a “bomb calorimeter,” a small chamber in which a food is burned to heat...

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Obesity Linked to Half-A-Million Cancer Cases Worldwide

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Obesity Linked to Half-A-Million Cancer Cases Worldwide

In 2012, about half a million cases of cancer around the world were attributed to excess body weight, which extrapolates to 3.6% of all new adult cases. The weight-related cancer burden was highest in developed countries; 63.8% of these obesity-related cancers occurred in North America and Europe. The figures come from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR), and were published in the Lancet Oncology. The IACR team, led by Melinda Arnold, PhD, points out that approximately one-quarter of...

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Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Foods!

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Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Foods!

Food can be our friend or foe depending on how we pick it.  If you’ve notoriously made bad food choices and are now the pawn of unhealthy, addictive, high-sugar foods, then this article is for you!  Recent research shows that no matter how enslaved you are by cravings for unhealthy, high-calorie delights, you CAN train your brain to prefer healthy, lower-calorie options.   Your Brain’s Reward Center: New research published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes suggests that you can...

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