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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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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