Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects, reveals study

Women with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery to lose weight before becoming pregnant may be less likely to have babies with birth defects than similar women who don’t have weight-loss surgery, a new study suggests

Weight-loss surgery tied to lower risk of birth defects, reveals studyAs reported in JAMA, researchers examined data on more than 33,000 women with a history of severe obesity who gave birth, including 2,921 who had gastric bypass surgery and lost weight before conception. Overall, 3.4% of women who had surgery had babies with major birth defects, compared with 4.9% of women who didn’t have weight-loss […]

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancer

Severely obese women who opt for weight-loss surgery may be cutting their risk of breast cancer along with their extra pounds, a large U.S. study suggests

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of #breastcancerResearchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery, finds study

For obese diabetics in a large U.S. study, weight-loss surgery was linked with a significant reduction in long-term rates of major cardiovascular problems

Fewer cardiovascular events seen in diabetics after weight-loss surgery, finds studyThe study doesn’t prove that surgery caused the better outcomes. But researchers found that obese individuals with type 2 diabetes who had weight-loss surgery were roughly 35% less likely to experience problems like heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure, and they were less likely to die during the study. They also lost more weight, controlled […]

This woman’s relentless grit helps her recover from multiple life-threatening ailments

In an example of true human resilience and courage, Deena Vumshi, a 41-year-old homemaker who was suffering from more than 10 different life-threatening ailments recently underwent bariatric surgery at Aster CMI to bring her health under her control

This woman’s relentless grit helps her recover from multiple life-threatening ailmentsA sufferer of juvenile diabetes since the age of 7, Vumshi had developed morbid obesity over the years and was suffering from its multiple co-morbidities when she approached Aster CMI Hospital for treatment. The specialists at Aster CMI Hospital, after careful evaluation and assessment suggested she undergo bariatric surgery to help improve her quality of […]

Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and facts

Dr Sharad Sharma, Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares his insights in obesity and busts the myths related to it

Worried about being obese? Understand the myths and factsObesity, according to NHPI, is a condition where a person has accumulated abnormal or excessive body fat that causes adverse effects on health. Obesity is usually considered a result of an incorrect ratio of calories consumed and spent. Once believed to be a problem of high-income countries, now overweight and obese population riddles low and […]

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life

For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. The results of their meta-analysis will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weight loss in obese migraine sufferers can improve their quality of life“If you suffer from migraine headaches and are obese, losing weight will ameliorate the quality of your family and social life as well as your work and school productivity. Your overall quality of life will greatly improve,” said lead study author Claudio Pagano, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of […]

Doctors develop new endoscopic procedure to help obese people lose weight without surgery

Maintaining fitness is a key need for young urban Indians but for their sedentary lifestyle. They also want to feel and look fit, travel, work, marry, grow a family and live their life. To help the young urban Indian with ESG procedure, renowned specialists, Dr Amit Maydeo and Dr Mohit Bhandari have launched ‘ENLITEN’

Doctors develop new endoscopic procedure to help obese people lose weight without surgeryESG is safe, brings fast results, needs minimum hospitalisation, causes no scars or cuts and ensures sustained weight loss. Soon the ENLITEN centers will come up in Indore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and other Tier 1 cities To help the young urban Indian fight obesity, Padma Shri awardee and renowned Mumbai-based gastroenterologist Dr Amit Maydeo, and […]

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomesThe Results are from an NIH-funded study comparing outcomes in the two groups five years after surgery. Previously, no treatment has shown longer-term effectiveness at reversing type 2 diabetes in youth, which tends to advance more quickly than in adults. Researchers evaluated 161 teens and 396 adults who underwent this surgery at clinical centres participating […]

Pune: Woman writes 3000 recipes to encourage healthy eating in youngsters

A 67-year-old Pune woman underwent bariatric surgery and lost 30 kgs. After which she researched on healthy recipes, and recently published a book with 3000 healthy vegetarian recipes in Marathi

Pune: Woman writes 3000 recipes to encourage healthy eating in youngstersA 67-year-old Pune woman weighed around 95 to 100 KG before undergoing bariatric surgery. After losing 30 kgs, she researched on healthy recipes, and recently published a book with 3000 healthy vegetarian recipes in Marathi. She says, “Much about your weight depends on what you eat.” Anuradha Tambolkar underwent bariatric surgery in 2012, and she […]

Diabetes can be reversed with low calorie diet, says Lancet study

Low calorie diets to cut down weight is a commonly heard practice, however, following this could also help in reversing Type-2 diabetes, says a recent study that was published in the Lancet journal on December 05

Diabetes can be reversed with low calorie diet, says Lancet studyFollowing a strict low-calorie diet regime is known to have many health benefits apart from weight loss. Such diets basically mean consumption of very low food energy i.e. 800 calories or lower to be precise. A study recently published in the Lancet journal shows that following such a diet could mean reversing the Type-2 diabetes. […]
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