Bariatric Surgery? Only if You Want a Longer Life.

Courtesy: Ted Kyle, Editor, Conscience Health. We understand. Surgery is daunting. Bias against people living with obesity is rampant. Some friends and family will criticize. Some doctors will discourage. Health plans often make it hard. So many people feel reluctance about seeking bariatric surgery. But a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine…

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Metabolic Surgery Tops Best Medical Therapy.

By Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA ConscienHealth.org A randomized controlled trial (RCT) in surgery is quite a challenge. For good reason, people are reluctant to sign up for a study in which they might randomly get surgery. Or not. Surgery is a big decision and leaving it to chance doesn’t sit well with most people. Yet…

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First-grade cricketer drops 87kg after Mini Gastric Bypass surgery

Rock bottom for Mathew Agostino was when he missed out on a mining job because he was too overweight. “I passed the medical and everything, but they flagged me on my weight,” the 28-year-old said. “And they pretty much said, ‘No way’. “That was sort of the first time that I’d ever been told ‘no’…

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Death Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients

Adapted from an article by by Kristen Monaco, Staff Writer, MedPage Today In a recent study Bariatric surgery was associated with an extended lifespan in patients with obesity, according to a French study. In a patient study of nearly 9,000 bariatric surgery patients, those who underwent gastric bypass surgery had a 36% reduced mortality risk…

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Bariatric surgery reduces the development of colorectal lesions.

By Owen Haskins, Editor in Chief, Bariatric News Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer incidences of new colorectal lesions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery compared with a control group not undergoing bariatric surgery, according to researchers from University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. Although obesity is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and could lead…

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