Gastric bypass surgery… it’s no joke, I tell you. Recently I told you about the extra 7kgs I gained in the past year. It turns out that by allowing a few bad habits to slip into my daily routine, I gained weight at a very slow and unnoticeable rate. When my doctor warned me about […]
gastric bypass surgery
‘Wake up and smell the coffee’ was my first thought when I read this headline: Obesity surgery ‘seen as quick fix’. Of course it is! We’ve been saying this for years. In fact, in 2008 we published an article about the soaring number of weight-loss operations conducted to curb the obesity crisis in Britain. Back […]
Obesity can pose significant health risks by potentially increasing the likelihood of diabetes, high blood pressure, heart diseases and stroke. Research has also shown the rise in obesity in Britain is fuelling an increase in cases of type-2 diabetes.
Clearly, Britain’s obesity is a major concern. Another concern is the soaring number of weight-loss operations conducted to curb this problem, because these operations have their own health risks.
That’s an extremely strict diet. And it’s one most people can’t stick to. Apart from the fact that it is very unhealthy because the daily recommended calorie intake, when following a healthy balanced diet, is 2000 calories for women and 2500 for men.
That’s why researchers are starting to turn to surgery.
In two new studies, researchers tested three types of surgery that actually change the size and shape of the stomach. (You probably know it as gastric bypass surgery.) All three forms were successful in getting diabetes patients into remission.