The number of people in France turning to surgical procedures to help reduce obesity has multiplied by 21 times over the last twenty years, new figures show. This kind of operation, known in the medical world as "bariatric surgery", which includes gastric bypass operations, effectively reduces the size of the stomach and can led to dramatic weight loss. In 1997 only 2,800 operations of this kind were carried out compared to almost 60,000 in 2016 according to a report by the research and statistics agency Drees. Part of that rise can simply be explained by the rise of obesity in France. In 1997 some 8 percent of the population fell into the category of obese but by 2016 it was 15 percent. However figures released last year suggested the growing weight problem in France was more worrying. The figures revealed that over the age of 30, some 56.8 percent of French men are overweight or obese and 40.9 percent of French women of the same age also tip the scales as obese or … [Read more...] about Why does France see more weight loss surgery than the UK and US?
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Published 7:01 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Mike Golic Shares Tips for Tackling His Type 2 Diabetes During a Busy Day 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - As a former professional football player and national sports talk show host, Mike Golic is constantly on the go. Living with type 2 diabetes means that Mike needs to take a few extra steps to manage his diabetes throughout the day. Here are a few tips that Mike uses to stay on track and find fun ways to help ensure a balanced diet and moderate exercise are part of his busy lifestyle. Learn more about Mike’s story by visiting ICanImagine.com. Make healthy eating a priority. Mike knows he needs to fuel his body for the day ahead, so he always plans a healthy breakfast to help sustain his energy on and off the air. Having nutritious breakfast recipes on hand can help start the day off right. While Mike allows for the occasional indulgence, he … [Read more...] about Mike Golic Shares Tips for Tackling His Type 2 Diabetes During a Busy Day
Published 9:03 am, Friday, September 1, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor's Visit 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - It was nearly ten years ago that Sherry recalls she just didn’t feel like herself. “I loved travelling, swimming, and snorkeling,” she says. “But I was so tired, I would come home and drop. I felt like a wet mop.” So, when Sherry went to her doctor and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew it was time to take control of her health. She decided to work closely with her healthcare team and lean on her family and friends for support. Together with her doctor, she made a plan to help her manage type 2 diabetes and find ways to start enjoying some of her favorite activities again. Sherry knows that doctor’s visits are essential to effectively manage type 2 diabetes. Here are a few of her suggestions on how you can make the most of each … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Planning Your Next Doctor’s Visit
13 tips for living better with diabetes By Richard A. Marini February 9, 2018 Updated: February 13, 2018 4:15pm Photo: Getty Images /Tetra Images RF Image 1of/13 CaptionClose Image 1 of 13 Tell your doctor if you lose weight. Yes, that’s a good thing, but losing even 10 to 15 pounds might mean youll need to adjust your medication dosages. This is especially true if you have two or more low blood-glucose readings in a week. less Tell your doctor if you lose weight. Yes, that’s a good thing, but losing even 10 to 15 pounds might mean youll need to adjust your medication dosages. This is especially true if you have two or more low ... more Photo: Getty Images /Tetra Images RF Image 2 of 13 Find monitor deals. Your doctor may prescribe a specific brand of glucose monitor but you should still shop around. Generic models are … [Read more...] about 13 tips for living better with diabetes
Monday, March 12, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: diet, Diets, food science, goodfood, goodhealth, low fat diet, low-carb, low-carbohydrate diet, weight loss (Natural News) Many people say that the best way to lose weight is to go on a low-carbohydrate diet. Others are solidly in the camp of low-fat equaling weight loss. In an effort to uncover which of the two was the superior diet, researchers from Stanford Medicine undertook a year-long study wherein 609 participants (half of whom were men, the other half women) were placed on either a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet. Through this, they discovered that it made little difference: both diets were effective at shedding the extra pounds in the same amounts. Prior to the study, the participants were put through two different activities. In the first, the researchers sequenced a portion of the participants’ genomes to look for protein-producing genes that influenced fat or carbohydrate metabolism. In the second activity, … [Read more...] about They both work: New study says low-fat and low-carb diets are equally effective for weight loss; just choose one