Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per cent

Weight-loss surgery reduces people’s risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer by more than 60 per cent, new research suggests. People who have a gastric band or bypass are 61 per cent less likely to develop melanoma, which can spread to other organs, a Swedish study found today

Weight loss surgery reduces risk of skin cancer by 61 per centUnderstanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimise the population’s risk at large. And, obesity has already been confirmed as a risk factor for a number of cancers, including endometrial, liver, kidney, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer. The most obvious risk factor for skin cancer is unprotected sun […]

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds study

Obese adults who get surgery to lose weight may have an easier time getting a full-time job than they would without these operations, a French study suggests

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds studyResearchers followed 238 patients who had obesity surgery between 2010 and 2015. Before the procedures, 158 of them, or 66%, had full-time jobs; two years later 199, or 84%, were employed full-time. “Our study shows positives changes in employment status two years after bariatric surgery in a (severely) obese patient population,” said senior study author […]

Type 2 diabetes: Scientists develop pill to mimic bariatric surgery

Researchers have engineered a material that temporarily coats the small intestine and reduces the amount of glucose that enters the bloodstream during digestion

Type 2 diabetes: Scientists develop pill to mimic bariatric surgeryA tablet has been developed which researchers believe replicates the weight loss benefits of having a gastric band fitted. A gastric band is a type of bariatric surgery for people who are very overweight. The procedure involves putting an adjustable ring around the top of a person’s stomach so it holds less food so the […]

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationships

Swedish researchers found that compared to people who didn’t have so-called bariatric surgery, those who did were more likely to become separated or divorced, if they were married, and more likely to get into a new relationship or get married, if they had been single

Weight-loss surgery can have drastic effects on interpersonal relationshipsThe effects of weight-loss surgery extend beyond just losing pounds or kilos, co-author Per-Arne Svensson of Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg have said. Svensson’s team looked at data from two large studies of people who did or did not have weight-loss operations. Seventy to 75% of participants were women. The first study compared 1,958 […]

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weight

Obesity can affect not only humans but our pets too. We, as people try and keep a check on our weight, so why can't we do the same for pets? It is important to maintain the weight of the pets as they may also face the health problems similar to us. Veterinarians advise that wrong dietary habits and lack of exercise can lead to obesity in pets and can prove harmful to them in the long-run

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weightA daily workout or an exercise may help you keep fit and healthy! But, imagine if you don’t shed that extra ounce on your belly, then what will happen? You will go on to put on some weight and then it may result in you becoming obese or fat. But have you ever taken a […]

Evolution of bariatric surgery

With the country’s first bariatric endoscopy procedure, performed at BIDS Global Hospital on January 06, as a part of the 21st Mumbai Live Endoscopy conference, My Medical Mantra decodes the evolution of bariatric surgery over the last few years

Evolution of bariatric surgeryIt was not until recently that obesity was seen as a problem. In surgeries, where large portions of the patient’s stomach’s or small intestine were removed, it was observed that these patients had a significant weight loss. It is from this observation that the concept of surgical treatment for obesity was developed. In the early […]

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. […]

Novel idea: Doctor advises bariatric patients to donate old clothes

For a person weighing 143 kilos, coming down to 103 kilos in just one day is like a dream come true. In order to celebrate this, a doctor is Khar is insisting that all his patients give away their old clothes to an NGO. The clothes would not fit the patient as their weight has reduced, it would be better to donate them to the needy instead of discarding them

Novel idea: Doctor advises bariatric patients to donate old clothesSunaina Shah (name changed) couldn’t control her tears as she stepped onto the stage to talk about her experience of bariatric surgery on this celebratory occasion, where patients had gathered to thank Dr Shashank Shah. She used to weigh 143 kgs before the surgery. Obesity is a real problem. But for those who have undergone […]

Obesity: Four ladies from the same family undergo bariatric surgery on the same day

The world today is going towards a fitter direction. There is an increasing awareness about the ill effects of being obese and obesity related health complications. In order to get rid of obesity, four members of the same family underwent a bariatric surgery for sustained weight loss on the same day

Obesity: Four ladies from the same family undergo bariatric surgery on the same dayWomen can often be best friends of each other. It was in March 2017 that four ladies from the same household decided to undergo bariatric surgery on the same day from the same place only to help one another in times of need. When Surat based Jasuben Ghenani, (60) along with her two sisters-in-law Smita Parvadia (65), […]

How Sunaina Roshan fought obesity and won

Sunaina Roshan, sister of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, tells My Medical Mantra that she is healthier and fitter and is off all medications since her drastic weight loss

How Sunaina Roshan fought obesity and wonShe has fought cervical cancer, depression and now obesity. Meet Sunaina Roshan, sister of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who is back in a new avatar after being out of sight for two years. “I was homebound for two years because of depression. People with the condition are often stigmatised. For me, depression and obesity went […]
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