Do sweeteners promote fat accumulation in human fat?

Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners appear to play havoc with the body’s metabolism and large consumption of these sugar substitutes could promote fat accumulation especially in people who are already obese, according to preliminary research presented at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, FL. “Many health-conscious individuals like…

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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