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  1. Bariatric Surgery May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease

    June 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Weight loss surgery can improve or eliminate diabetes-related kidney disease in obese diabetic people, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Poor control of blood sugar increases the risk of kidney dise

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  2. Bariatric Surgery Cuts Heart Attack Risk for Years

    June 21, 2012 (San Diego) -- Bariatric surgery is known to reduce heart attack risk short-term. Now, a new study presented here at the annual meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery suggests that benefit is maintained long-term. It followed some patients as long as seven ye

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  3. After Bariatric Surgery, Alcohol Abuse More Likely

    June 18, 2012 -- Two years after weight loss surgery, people may be particularly vulnerable to alcohol abuse problems. That news comes from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "What we found was more gastric bypass patients reported symptoms of alcohol use disorder

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  4. Cash Helps People Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

    May 29, 2012 -- Knowing you need to make healthy lifestyle changes like exercising more and eating less fat is, as most anyone knows, a lot different from actually doing it. Now new research shows that cold, hard cash may help more people make -- and maintain -- such changes. According to the study,

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  5. Picking Healthy Meals Harder Than Doing Taxes?

    May 25, 2012 -- Fifty-two percent of Americans responding to an online survey said they think it's easier to do their own taxes than it is to figure out how to eat healthfully. Men, people lacking a college degree, overweight or obese adults, and people with high blood pressure, heart disease, or hi

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  6. Drinking Red Wine Is Good for Gut Bacteria

    May 25, 2012 -- Drinking a daily glass of red wine not only tastes good to many people, but it's also good for the bacteria lining your large intestine. A new Spanish study suggests that sipping about 9 ounces of Merlot or a low-alcohol red wine changed the mix of good and bad bacteria typically fou

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  7. C-Section May Raise Child Obesity Risk

    May 24, 2012 -- Childhood obesity and cesarean delivery rates have skyrocketed over the last few decades, and intriguing new research suggests the two might be related. Birth by C-section was associated with a two-fold increase in obesity at age 3 in the study by investigators from Harvard Medical S

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  8. Americans Living Longer but Obesity Rising

    May 16, 2012 -- The CDC today released its annual state of the union's health, and there's good news and bad. We're living longer. But we're also gaining more weight. Teen pregnancies are at a record low. But fewer people can afford necessary prescription drugs and medical care. The 583-page federal

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  9. Eggs at Breakfast May Delay Hunger

    May 11, 2012 -- Starting your day off with an egg may help curb your appetite better than cereal, new research suggests. In a small study, it took longer for people who ate eggs for breakfast to show signs of hunger than it did for those who had a bowl of ready-to-eat cereal. Scientists suspect that

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  10. An Easier Way to Assess Body Fat and Health Risks

    May 11, 2012 -- BMI's days as a top way to measure body fat and associated health risks may be numbered. New research presented at the 19th European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France, suggests that the better way to know where you stand concerning health risks related to your amount of body fat is

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