Mar 2018

An Eating Disorder in People With Diabetes

2018-03-13T21:03:24+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

The first time she skipped an insulin dose, the 22-year-old said, it wasn’t planned. She was visiting her grandparents over a summer break from college and indulged in bags of potato chips and fistfuls of candy, but forgot to take the extra insulin that people with Type 1 diabetes, like her, require to keep their blood sugar levels in a normal range. She was already underweight after months of extreme [...]

Mar 2018

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk By 33 Percent in Women

2018-03-13T20:55:25+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

A large retrospective study that focused mainly on women finds that cancer risk is reduced by almost a third after bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. According to the National Cancer Institute, in the United States, approximately 72,000 new cases of cancer in women and 28,000 in men were caused by excess weight in 2012. It is also estimated that over a third of U.S. adults live with obesity, though more womenare affected than men. A new retrospective study from the University of [...]

Mar 2018

Brain Scientists Identify a New Kind of Hunger That Makes Us Overeat

2018-03-13T20:56:54+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

Imagine sitting down to a massive dinner spread: a huge pot roast, perhaps, complete with a smorgasbord of side dishes and, for good measure, a pie for dessert. After eating such a meal—let’s call it a 1,200-calorie dinner—you’re stuffed…right? At least, you’re supposed to be stuffed. But some people experience a nagging urge to keep grazing, even after overindulging. For these people, the next move is to head to the couch and [...]

Mar 2018

Obesity? Diabetes? We’ve Been Set Up

2018-03-13T20:57:23+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

The twin epidemics of obesity and its cousin, diabetes, have been the target of numerous studies at Harvard and its affiliated hospitals and institutions. Among seminal findings was the first study to document the extraordinarily tight connection between the two diseases. Research done by Harvard School of Public Health Professor Walter Willett and his colleagues showed that being even slightly overweight increased diabetes risk five times, and being seriously obese [...]

Mar 2018

What to Eat and Avoid On the Gastric Sleeve Diet

2018-03-13T20:57:57+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

A gastric sleeve procedure surgically reduces the stomach to about 15 percent of its previous size. The operation helps people who have it to feel fuller faster and greatly reduces overeating. After surgery, a person must follow a strict diet that enables the body to recover and adjust to a smaller stomach size. Surgery recipients will need to eat smaller and more frequent meals for the rest of their lives. [...]

Mar 2018

Chumlee of ‘Pawn Stars’ Pursues Weight Loss Through Surgery

2018-03-13T20:58:44+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

I had a chance meeting at a Golden Knights game this week, and it wasn’t with the team’s Gila monster mascot. No, I ran into Austin “Chumlee” Russell on the elevator at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday night, during the third period of the Golden Knights’ game against the Calgary Flames (which they eventually won 7-3). The doors opened, and there was Chum, wearing his VGK jersey, matching hat and mischievous grin. What [...]

Mar 2018

Weight Loss Surgery – Females and Caucasians Respond Best

2018-03-13T20:27:32+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

Researchers from Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia have found that white patients and women who undergo gastric bypass surgery lost more weight than African-Americans and males. The study, which followed 1,096 gastric bypass patients, was presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Study participants were, on average, 45 years of age, and had an average body mass index (BMI) of 47.6. [...]

Mar 2018

Alcohol Abuse After Weight Loss Surgery?

2018-03-13T21:00:00+00:00 March, 2018|Health|

Researchers gather at Radcliffe to investigate gut-brain communication A small group of scientists gathered last week at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to share ideas about a medical mystery: the increasing evidence that some types of weight loss surgery affect not just the stomach, but the brain as well. The procedures, two types of bariatric surgery known as gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy, physically bypass or remove a portion of the stomach. [...]