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 – Update

All Support Group Members and interested parties are welcome to attend – you only need to attend on Sunday 22 March 2015 if you are a Pre-surgery or a Post surgery patient.  The session on Saturday 21 March 2015, is aimed at industry professionals ( surgeons, Doctors, Nurses and Care…

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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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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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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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Psychological effects of Bariatric Surgery on pre and post op patients

In the second part of our look at the importance of Psychological effects of Bariatric Surgery on pre and post op patients we explore Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a possible tool to help you achieve a balanced lifestyle and perception of your new self. If anyone knows a good CBT…

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Bariatric Support Forum – Join The Conversation

Over the past 2 months the team at Bariatric Surgery Support have been gathering information on how to improve our Support Group offering to our members, with particular reference to our Monthly Support Group Meetings and more involvement and interaction from you, our members on social media platforms. We have…

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Support Group Discussion Topic : Plastic Surgery after Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Support Newsletter JANfEB 2013 During our first Support Group Meeting of 2013, we had the pleasure of hosting Dr Daniel Struwig, (a healthcare practitioner, specializing as a Plastic Surgeon, in Pinelands, Cape Town) as our guest and discussion topic speaker, for the evening. Dr Struwig gave us some…

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A Positive Mental Attitude – preparing for Bariatric Surgery

BARIATRIC SURGERY SUPPORT –September 2012 Newsletter. In this months issue we look at how having a positive mental attitude can influence your quality of life both before and after undergoing Bariatric Surgery.  We briefly discuss the Recovery Process and make some dietary recommendation for post surgery patients. We discuss 8…

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TIPPLING THE SCALES – ALCOHOL ABUSE AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

Most South Africans enjoy a life of sunshine, braai ( BBQ) and the odd tipple of our favorite alcoholic beverage.  Well ,it seems that, the odd tipple may have serious consequences for those of us that have had Bariatric Surgery.  According to a recent American Study researchers have concluded that…

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We are a credit provider offering loans for medical procedures including bariatric surgery.

Live the best life possible with Incred! We understand how much an elective medical procedure can change lives for the better but we know that these procedures can be costly and are not always covered by medical aid… That’s why we’re here… • We specialise in providing loans for various…

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