WLSChannel Newsletter August 14, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery News for August 14 2009

Greetings!

In the August 14, 2009 edition of WLS News, we’ll look at a new partnership between an obesity research group and a major education company created to help weight loss surgery patients get the lifestyle education they need. We’ll also examine the role that brown fat — otherwise known as baby fat — plays in helping you burn off regular old unsightly white fat. And, it’s that time of year again…time for Uncle Sam to make his annual visit, bringing weight loss program funding to all good girls and boys. We’ll show you what’s in your stocking — and how much it could cost you. Watch this week’s newscast now!

Tasty Tidbits
More Delicious Recipes Comin’ Your Way!

Chef Dave - host of Eating Right Every BiteIf you caught the debut of Eating Right Every Bite earlier this month, you already know that Chef Dave is an expert in whipping up scrumptious, nutritious recipes that are just right for WLS patients. Well, our favorite bariatric chef is back! We’ll be airing a new episode of Eating Right Every Bite tomorrow, so you can treat your family and friends to some fantastic new meals this weekend. What’s on the menu? Chef Dave will be stirring up some fun with a couple of delicious, healthful stir-fry recipes you will absolutely love. You can even download a PDF of the recipes right below the video player! The new episode hits the airwaves tomorrow. Be sure to check it out!

Medical Update
The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a serious problem worldwide. Take the UK for example: Government statistics say that around 31% of school-age children in England are overweight or obese, and predict that 90% will be overweight or obese by 2050. So, what’s to be done? Dame Deirdre Hutton, the soon-to-be ex-chair of the UK’s Food Standards Agency has an answer — one that is causing a lot of controversy across the pond. Get the details in this report from WLS News.

Research shows that women who suffer from obesity have higher rates of cancer, including breast cancer. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, be sure to watch tomorrow’s episode of Plastic Surgery Talk on our sister network, The Plastic Surgery Channel. The show features Rebecca Larson, a 32-year-old breast cancer survivor who underwent reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy, and Dr. Louis Bucky, MD, FACS, a board certified plastic surgeon who performs more than 400 breast surgeries each year. Dr. Bucky explains the factors that determine whether a woman is a candidate for reconstructive surgery, and how breast cancer patients can make sure they are fully informed about their treatment options.

Don’t miss this important episode of Plastic Surgery Talk, which airs tomorrow on The Plastic Surgery Channel.

Sincerely,


Craig Thompson
12 Years PostOp RNY
President
Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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