WLSChannel Newsletter July 31, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery News for July 31 2009


In the July 31, 2009 edition of WLS News, we’ll look at the link between obese parents and obese kids. Surprise! It’s not genetic. We’ll also find out why grapefruit is great for people who are looking to lose weight–and why some people still shouldn’t eat it. Plus, we’ll investigate the serious damage obesity can do to your joints, and tell you about a chemical secreted by your cells that may play an important role in your body’s metabolism. Watch this week’s newscast now!

Tasty Tidbits
Chef Dave Debuts Tomorrow

Chef Dave - host of Eating Right Every BiteWe are thrilled to announce the debut of Eating Right Every Bite, a new twice-monthly cooking show featuring Chef Dave! After having weight loss surgery in 2002, Chef David Fouts quickly realized bariatric patients had no good resources for cooking advice. As a classically trained chef, he decided to develop nutritious, pouch-friendly recipes that make mealtime fun again. What’s in store for the first episode? Crisp and refreshing summer salads, including a quick and easy Grilled Chicken Pecan Salad, Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette, and a delicious Watermelon Salad for dessert. The show hits the airwaves tomorrow–be sure to check it out!

Medical Update
Researchers Testing Weight Loss Surgery in a Pill

Imagine a pill that does everything that weight loss surgery does–with no bad side effects. Sounds hard to believe, right? It’s true–a team of biochemists have discovered a synthetic hormone that can dramatically reduce body fat. Question is, when will the miracle pill be available? We’ve got the details in this report from WLS News.

Research shows that women who suffer from obesity have higher rates of cancer, including breast cancer. The good news is that breast cancer can be treated if caught early. In fact, mortality rates decreased by 1.8% each year between 1998 and 2005. But sadly, 70% of women who undergo breast cancer treatment are not fully informed about their options for reconstructive surgery, according to a recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer, be sure to watch the upcoming 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.


Craig Thompson
12 Years PostOp RNY
Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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