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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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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