WLSChannel Newsletter May 29, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery News for May 29, 2009


In the May 29, 2009 edition of WLS News, we’ll examine just how badly budget shortfalls are cutting into Canada’s bariatric care programs, and fill you in on new research indicating that smoking really can keep you thin. Then we’re off on a trip Down Under to learn how the government is battling obesity in the land of the koala and kangaroo (including a heartless ban on birthday cake). If it’s happening in the weight loss surgery community, we’ve got it covered. Catch the latest edition of WLS News now!

The Next Generation
Stress Affects Teen Obesity

Stress Linked to Childhood ObesityRecent research shows that a variety of stress factors, including academic problems, drug use and financial concerns, are likely direct contributors to obesity in children and teens. Find out which specific “stress markers” to watch for if you’re concerned that your child may become overweight or obese.

Did You Know?
‘Tis the Season for Sneezin’

The rate of childhood obesity is rising at a similar pace to the rate of childhood allergies, including allergies to food and pollens. Now, a new study has noted a correlation, and researchers believe that children who are overweight or obese may have a significantly higher rate of allergies than kids who are a normal weight.

Community Support
Share the Good News
How many people have you told about the Weight Loss Surgery Channel? WLS Channel on FacebookIf the answer is “lots!” — or if you’re looking to expand your circle of friends — then “friend” us! Check out the Weight Loss Surgery Channel’s newest home on the Web, and connect with hundreds of folks in the WLS community, on Facebook!

If you’re at least three years post-op and have an important message to share about your weight loss surgery journey, we want to hear from you! We are looking for WLS Success Stories to feature both on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel website and in upcoming shows.

Stories should be 500 words or more, with plenty of before and after pics. Links to YouTube videos are great, too. This is not the place to promote a product or service, but simply to provide encouragement to your fellow travelers on the WLS highway. Interested? Submit stories to MyStory@WeightLossSurgeryChannel.com.


Craig Thompson
12 Years PostOp RNY
Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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