Weight Loss Surgery News – September 4, 2009

Obesity linked to prostate cancerCheck out this week’s Weight Loss Surgery News to learn more about “mini-foods” now available in fast food eateries. Plus, find out about the risk of diabetes associated with a high-fat diet, and get the details on how obesity impacts prostate cancer rates in men. We’ll also tell you about the connection between weight loss and a healthy heart, and how bariatric surgery can affect your sleep.

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2 Responses


    I understand that you will be at the Texas OH Event in Dallas September 25-26. I will be there also. This will be my first event since my surgery. I can’t wait to meet you in person.

    I love your show.

  2. Katie Jay

    Hi, I received your email newsletter, which had a link from the article, “High-fat diet a precursor to diabetes” to a news broadcast here on the website. I am concerned about painting high fat as the culprit, when it’s the carbs that cause the problems. Many WLS patients eat a low-carb, higher fat diet and have excellent health. My triglycerides are 49, for example, on just such a diet. Check it out. The researcher, Nystrom, said the following:

    “That signs of liver damage were linked to carbohydrates was another key finding, he said.

    “It was not the fat in the hamburgers, it was rather the sugar in the coke,” he said.

    But the most startling result implies that an intensive fast food diet might have some health benefits too, apparently from fat.

    “We found that healthy HDL cholesterol actually increased over the four-week period – this was very counter-intuitive,” Nystrom said.

    HDL, sometimes called “good cholesterol,” seems to clean the walls of blood vessels, removing excess “bad cholesterol” that can cause coronary artery disease and transporting it to the liver for processing.

    Nystrom has yet to publish the cholesterol findings, but said they were consistent with the so-called “French Paradox.”

    For nearly two decades, scientists have wrestled to explain how the French can consume a diet rich in fats – from abundant butter, cream, cheese and meat – yet have generally low levels of heart disease and hypertension.

    “The study showed that the increase in saturated fat correlated with the increase in healthy cholesterol,” he said.”


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