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  • National Stress Awareness Day:  Harness Your Health

    National Stress Awareness Day: Harness Your Health

    This year we celebrate National Stress Awareness Day on November 1st.  Take this day to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life.

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  • Weight Loss Surgery effecting Diabetes

    Weight Loss Surgery effecting Diabetes

    Weight Loss Surgery effecting Diabetes Benefits of bariatric weight loss surgery are well established for maintaining sustainable weight loss. Recent research has shown that bariatric surgery not only affects weight loss, but surgery can also help reduce or eliminate specific diseases. One disease in particular includes controlling diabetes, a disease resulting from high blood sugar.

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  • Bariatric Surgery Cures Diabetes Research and Findings

    Bariatric Surgery Cures Diabetes Research and Findings

    At 6 years of follow-up data, bariatric surgical “cures” of type 2 diabetes are holding steady in a single-center series of 217 patients. “We see sustained weight loss, particularly in Roux-enY gastric bypass patients, 5-9 years after surgery.” Diabetes remitted in 50% of patients, according to Dr. Stacy A. Brethauer, an ACS Fellow of the

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    The Nuts and Bolts of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

    Bariatric surgery describes a series of operations on the gastrointestinal system that helps obese persons lose weight. It works either by restricting the patient’s amount of food intake, by altering the body’s ability to absorb ingested food, or both. The first gastric bypass was performed in 1969. However, this and other bariatric surgeries didn’t gain

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  • Recent Study shows Lap band surgery being used in the fight against diabetes

    Recent Study shows Lap band surgery being used in the fight against diabetes

    A study by Monash University’s Centre for Obesity Research that found people who were overweight and had the surgery lost an average 11kg. “The reality is for the vast majority of people, non-surgical intervention is not effective, it doesn’t achieve sustained weight loss that can put diabetes into remission,” says Dr John Wentworth. A recent

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  • International Obesity: Perspective in India

    International Obesity: Perspective in India

    Although it is widely discussed obesity is a growing epidemic in western nations, particularly the United States, we are finding developing nations are catching up in this epidemic as well. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in India in the 21st century, with morbid obesity affecting 5% of the country’s population. India is following a trend

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  • Sleeve Gastrectomy’s Benefits

    Sleeve Gastrectomy’s Benefits

    Obese patients who have laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy keep the weight off in the long run, researchers found. In a single-center study, patients who underwent the procedure lost an average 57.4% of excessive body mass index (BMI) over 5 years, Ralph Peterli, MD, of Claraspital in Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues reported online in the journal

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  • Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

    Dr. Shillingford continuously treats patients who struggle with obesity and a number of related diseases. One major health concern for people who are obese is type 1 or 2 diabetes. This is because excess fat makes it more difficult to for the body to properly use insulin, the hormone that maintains blood sugar levels. This

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  • Nutrition and Diabetes: What is a Diabetic Superfood ?

    Nutrition and Diabetes: What is a Diabetic Superfood ?

    As we have previously mentioned, diabetes is one of the most common diseases among obese Americans. There are a number of ways to medically treat diabetes, but how can this treatment be complimented at home? An emerging topic in the nutritional world of today is diabetic superfoods. Diabetic superfoods have a low glycemic index, and

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  • Diabetic Superfoods: Part I

    Diabetic Superfoods: Part I

    Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery practice oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. His local patients come for the nearby Miami area and those who travel do so from Daytona Beach, Naples, and beyond. Regardless of whether they come from near or far, they all receive highly personalized care and

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