Weight Loss Reduction Surgeries Showing Long-term Health Benefits For Adults And Teens, Studies Say

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Stress Reduction and Mindful Eating Curb Weight Gain Among Overweight Women

Not only did adult gastric bypass surgery patients and lap band patients weigh 31.5 percent and 15.9 percent less, respectively, but two-thirds of gastric bypass patients and more than one-quarter of lap band patients saw their diabetes go into partial remission, according to the study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. With more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of children classified as obese in America, interest in weight reduction surgeries has remained steady. But within New Jersey, doctors said public interest grew after Gov. Chris Christie confirmed he had undergone the lap band procedure at NYU Langone Medical Center’s surgery center in February. Christie said he chose to have the surgery after he turned 50 in September 2012 because he wanted to see his children grow up.
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Insulin status is important determinant of weight reduction on vascular function

These findings appear online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity has emerged as one of the most critical health care problems in the U.S. and worldwide with nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population currently overweight or obese. Of major concern are the disproportionate cases of severe obesity ( body mass index [BMI] ?
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Weight loss led to reduction in inflammation

Although no diets were prescribed, all participants attended one session about the basics of healthy eating and exercise. The training included nine weekly sessions, each lasting 2 1/2 hours, during which the women learned stress reduction techniques and how to be more aware of their eating by recognizing bodily sensations including hunger, fullness and taste satisfaction. At week six they attended an intensive seven-hour, silent meditation retreat. Comfort Food May Be Self-Medication for Stress, Dialing Down Stress Response A new study indicates that many humans might be self-medicating when faced with chronic stress, by eating more comfort foods containing sugar and fat.
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We are not talking about drastic weight loss,” said McTiernan. The researchers measured levels of C-reactive protein, serum amyloid A, interleukin-6, leukocyte and neutrophil in 439 women. At the end of one year, C-reactive protein reduced by 36.1 percent in the diet-alone group and by 41.7 percent in the diet and exercise group. Interleukin-6 decreased by 23.1 percent in the diet group and 24.3 percent in the diet and exercise group.
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