A New Option for Weight Loss Surgery

Written by Michael Lewis

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One ofrepparttar newly published studies evaluatedrepparttar 140165 Lap-Band device in 500 morbidly obese French patients. Researcher Franck Zinzindohoue, MD, and colleagues reported a 53% excess weight loss at two years, with 10% of patients having to have second operations due to complications. No deaths were reported amongrepparttar 140166 patients. The outcomes were much better than those reported in a recent study finding that more than half of patients abandonedrepparttar 140167 band in favor of gastric bypass surgery.

The authors attribute their good outcome to a procedure they developed to reducerepparttar 140168 incidence of band slippage, one of repparttar 140169 most common complications of gastric banding.

Some Patients Are Unhappy Because They Did Not Loose As Much Weight As They Wanted


Still, in an accompanying editorial, weight loss surgeon John M. Kellum, MD, says surgeons in America may want to think twice before recommending gastric band surgery over gastric bypass. He no longer performs gastric banding, and says most of his patients who hadrepparttar 140170 banding procedure were unhappy with it because they did not lose as much weight as they had hoped to.

"Some of my patients actually gained weight, which never happens with gastric bypass," he tells WebMD. "We were also troubled byrepparttar 140171 fairly high number of patients who had complications withrepparttar 140172 band." Kellum says a newer type of band from Sweden may be safer for patients thanrepparttar 140173 Lap-Band, but it has not been studied inrepparttar 140174 U.S.

Inrepparttar 140175 second new study, authors claimed a lower rate of band erosion and slippage. Butrepparttar 140176 procedure is not recommended for all patients, especiallyrepparttar 140177 heaviest, which Kellum says could restrict its usefulness among American patients.

"American patients tend to be heavier than those in Europe, andrepparttar 140178 heavierrepparttar 140179 patientrepparttar 140180 higherrepparttar 140181 likelihood that complications will occur," he says.

Jennifer Secrist, who now weighs 140 pounds and is a size 6, says she knows of a few gastric band patients, or "bandsters," who have had trouble losing weight withrepparttar 140182 procedure. But she would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone whose health is jeopardized by morbid obesity. She publishes a web journal of her process to inspire others.

"I want people to know there are alternatives to being heavy," she says. "This has done so much for me. I can't begin to describe it."

About The Author

---------------- Michael Lewis has been collecting articles and information on Weight Loss and HGH (Human Growth Hormone and related health benefits. He has created and edits numerous web sites about this subject. Michael is a staff writer for www.ageforce.com

If we are eating 99% fat free, why are we 99% fat?!

Written by Sheridan Woodcroft

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that’s just halfrepparttar story. Most people, when trying low fat diets, go torepparttar 140136 store and start reading labels and looking for anything that has zero fat. People then think, “Great, I can eat all I want.” They eat almost no fat at all - and end up gaining weight! That’s why you need to knowrepparttar 140137 other half ofrepparttar 140138 story. If you eat only low fat foods, most of them are low in fibre and also very high in carbohydrates. Because they’re low in fibre you have to eat more to feel full. So when you eat more, you take in more calories than you need, and your body storesrepparttar 140139 extra carbohydrates and calories as fat. That’srepparttar 140140 other side ofrepparttar 140141 low fat diet. Unless you eat low fat and high fibre, atrepparttar 140142 same time, you are more likely to gain than lose any weight.

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