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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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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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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Gastric Bypass Surgery Satisfies Long-Term

Gastric bypass surgery gets high marks for patient satisfaction and maintenance of substantial weight loss at 11 years post-operatively, according to long-term results of a study published online March 26, 2012 in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. The researchers point out that this study is one of the few…

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Introducing BariMate – your Mobile bariatric assistant – March 2012 Newsletter.

 BariMate is the first weight management App written specifically for patients who have had bariatric surgery or are considering it. The fifteen sub apps will help you to make informed choices about bariatric surgery and keep track of your weight changes and parameters like BMI and %EWL. You can also…

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The Health Chain – a Support Social Network

We have launched collaboration with a social network for people with chronic conditions (including, but not limited to people with obesity).  The network is at http://www.thehealthchain.com  Registration and use is at no cost to the user. There are a number of ways that the network can assist people to stay…

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Buy This Book Now! : Dr Luc’s Promise Shows You How to Lose the Weight and Keep It Off

CLICK ON THE LINK TO BUY THIS BOOK                     It’s a New Year and once again time to take stock of old behaviours and make improvements and changes where necessary. For many, these resolutions focus around issues of health and wellness…

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