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The Banting / Noakes regime “discriminates against women

As the fracas gathers momentum, thanks largely to frantic media coverage, the chief protagonists are making more and more scientifically irrational statements. Last week, for instance, the Sunday Times featured “Noakes makes a U-turn on dairy’s ‘green’ status”, and reported that one of his acolytes Dr Glen Hagemann has banned …

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Weight-loss surgery will continue for 10 years.

Ten years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, patients in a recent study had managed to keep off much of the weight they’d lost. Even more important, they also saw reductions in other medical problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint diseases and problems breathing while asleep, said Dr. …

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Story of Weight Loss Surgery: ‘Marriage is over. But I am much happier.

What is the best way to tackle the rise in obesity in the UK: education, counselling or surgery? If you think we should focus on that last option, you’re not alone. In the British Medical Journal this month, bariatric surgeons warned that the UK was lagging behind other countries in …

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The Best Ways to Eat.Diet and Weight Loss

Low carb, or low fat? Should you go Atkins, Zone or Paleo? Or does it even matter which diet you choose when you want to lose weight? Most weight loss experts say that shedding pounds comes down to a simple formula: calories in versus calories out. In other words, if …

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Lose Weight Smartly: 7 Little Known Tricks that Shave Pounds

Dangerous crash diets may lead to short-term weight loss, but dropping extra pounds for the long haul can be trickier. Attaining a new shape does mean adhering to some old advice small, steady changes in eating and exercise habits are still the best predictors of lasting weight loss, experts say. …

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Undergoing Bariatric Surgery, Here are a few things you should know that

If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, there’s a good chance you’re getting plenty of pre- and post-op guidance from a doctor you trust. But that’s not always the case, and for many people who have this type of procedure, life after surgery can be full of surprises, The good, the bad, …

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Is Surgery the Answer to Fatty Liver Disease in Children?

The Problem of NAFLD in Children William F. Balistreri, MD: I am Dr William Balistreri, professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Our discussion today addresses weight-loss surgery in children and adolescents: who, what, where, when, and how? Morbid obesity is strongly associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease …

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