Bari-Complete ALL IN ONE DAILY SUPPLEMENT

Bari-Complete helps you make the lifestyle commitment to continue to enjoy the new person you have become. Sadly, patients risk nutritional deficiencies, bone or muscle loss or even paralysis or night blindness simply because they neglected to take the right supplements. The Complete all-in-one solution! Easy to swallow, great tasting!…

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Management of Marginal Ulcers after Roux and Y Gastric Bypass

Stomal ulcer after gastric bypass is the result of acid production in the bypassed stomach in the presence of a gastrogastric fistula. Separation of the gastric pouch from the main stomach decreases the incidence of fistula formation and stomal ulcer but does not eliminate it. Interposition of a well vascularized…

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Weight discrimination doubles health risks

How society treats overweight people can directly impact their health, according to researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI), Kingston and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Their study reported that people who experienced weight discrimination over a ten-year period had twice the risk of…

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Behavior After Bariatric Surgery Key, Study Finds

Preoperative variables have been the focus of numerous bariatric surgery studies. Now a study looking at postoperative factors demonstrates that assessing weight management practices and eating behaviors after surgery, as well as problematic substance use, can significantly affect how much weight a patient loses. James E. Mitchell, MD, from the…

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Bariatric Surgery May Harm Marital and Family Relationships

New research findings suggest for some, being married might actually work against patients’ quest to keep weight off, say investigators from Ohio State University. The researchers, led by Megan Ferriby, a graduate student in human sciences, concluded that the impact of weight-loss surgery extends to his or her romantic relationships…

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Mental health common among surgical patients

        Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study, ‘Mental Health Conditions Among Patients Seeking and Undergoing Bariatric Surgery – A Meta-analysis’, published in JAMA. Although bariatric surgery is an accepted method…

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Gastric bypass surgery can improve psychiatric behaviours

Bariatric surgery can results in improvements in patients’ psychiatric behaviours such as eating behaviours, mood disorders and body image, although the mechanism as to why is not clear, according to a study by Portuguese researchers. Published in the Archives of Clinical Psychiatry (São Paulo), the paper ‘A psychiatric perspective view…

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Study finds surgery eliminates precancerous uterine growths

A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the bariatric surgery eliminated precancerous uterine growths in those that had them. Other effects included substantial weight loss, improving patients’ physical quality of life (QoL), improving their insulin levels and ability…

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Gastric bypass Surgery has glucose-lowering effect independent of weight loss

Although gastric bypass is known to result in a reduction in glucose levels, a study by researchers from Norway and Denmark has found that is it independent of weight-loss. According to the study authors from the Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, and the Endocrinology Research Section,…

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Study examines binge eating at the molecular level

Researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific molecular changes that can lead to hypertension. While other studies have examined the effects of binge eating on the brain, this study is thought to be the first to look at its…

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Bariatric Surgery Conference 2015

  March 21     Lecture room 1 – saturday First plenary session :       Chair Dr E Swanepoel 08h00  – 08h15            Welcome address & Opening                         Andre Potgieter 08h15  – 08h45            The latest news – SOS Study                            Prof Hans Lonroth 08h45 – 09h15             South African database                                  …

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Where does your fat go when you lose it?

We talk a lot about dieting and burning off fat, but we actually have a lot of misconceptions about weight loss. Some people think fat is converted into energy or heat—a violation of the law of conservation of mass—while others think that the fat is somehow excreted or even converted…

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September 2014 Newsletter

Free Download :Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter September 2014   Cosmetic Surgery helps with weight control   Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, claims a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.…

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Bariatric surgery may improve urinary incontinence

  Bariatric surgery may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a study, “Long-term change in urinary incontinence among severely obese women following bariatric surgery,” presented at the American Urogynecologic Society and the International Urogynecological Association 2014 scientific meeting in Washington, DC. The study found that nearly half of…

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Quality of life

  Thursday, June 26, 2014 – 12:23 Owen Haskins – Editor in chief, Bariatric News Gastric bypass surgery improves obese diabetic patients’ physical and mental health, more than an intensive weight loss programme involving lifestyle modifications over two years, according to the results from a study presented at the joint…

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Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Risk for Heart Attack, Death: Study

Weight-loss surgery, such as gastric banding, can dramatically reduce the rate of heart attacks and deaths among people who are obese, a new study shows. Researchers in the United Kingdom said their findings suggest that obese people at high risk for heart disease should seriously consider undergoing this type of…

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Overweight and obesity are major worldwide health problems

Overweight and obesity are major worldwide health problems. By 2015 the World Health Organization predicts that more than 2.3 billion adults will be over-weight and 700 million will be obese. Nowadays there is a huge selection of traditional weight loss therapies, such as low-energy diets, different types of exer-cises, behaviour…

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Banding patients must adhere to nutritional advice

Gastric banding patients do not meet recommended daily requirements for important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D and calcium, despite receiving nutritional counselling over a three-month period, according to the outcomes of a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers “Our study clearly shows that there are issues regarding nutritional…

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DECEMBER 2013 BARIATRIC SUPPORT NEWS

The Christmas Holidays are nearly upon us, and, like you, our   Bariatric Surgery Support Group is looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the coming days.   Before we break for festivities we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our Members, The Support Group Committee,…

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Bariattric Surgery Support Gooddies!

Bariatric Surgery Support South African  Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group  We Have a Fresh New-look Logo And Will Be Doing A Limited Edition Mug That Will Be Available To Buy. If  You would Like A Mug Please E-mail info@bariatricsurgerysupport.co.za If  we receive enough requests for this Mug we will have it…

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Behavioural and psychological characteristics of patients

Patients who choose bariatric surgery compared to conservative weight loss treatment, had more positive expectations of the treatment outcomes and stronger beliefs in their ability to achieve these outcomes, according to researchers from the Oslo Bariatric Surgery Study (OBSS) The paper, ‘A comparison of behavioral and psychological characteristics of patients…

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Large bowel cancer risk 1cm rise in waist circumference increases cancer risk

Evidence of the link between excess body weight, risk of colorectal cancer Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 14:0 Speaking at the 23rd United European Gastroenterology Week (UEG Week 2015) in Barcelona, Spain, professor John Mathers, Professor of Human Nutrition from the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University in the…

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