WLS News – June 5, 2009

In the June 5, 2009 edition of WLS News, we’ll give you the details on a new attempt by Congress to attack the nation’s growing childhood obesity plague, and explain why the obese may face a higher risk of swine flu. We’ll also sample some new data indicating that an ingredient in curry – the delicious South Asian spice – may have fat-fighting properties, as well. And we’ll tell you about one woman’s journey from hippo-size to hypno-sized.

WLS News – March 6, 2009

Check out the March 6, 2009, edition of WLS News as we look at a new initiative spearheaded by former President Clinton to fight childhood obesity. We’ll also detail a new effort to curb the growing rate of cancers worldwide caused by poor dietary choices and a sedentary lifestyle. And, we’ll examine the benefits and risks of outsourcing your weight loss surgery to India, and highlight a new website dedicated to weight loss surgery support for duodenal switch patients. Tune in now for the latest health headlines on WLS News!

Understanding the Duodenal Switch

The Duodenal Switch (DS) is a combination weight loss surgery procedure that is both restrictive and malabsorptive. With the duodenal switch, the size of your stomach is reduced by about 70%, and part of the intestine is also switched around to change how food is digested and limit calorie absorption. This helpful article offers a primer on the duodenal switch, including the advantages and disadvantages of this innovative bariatric procedure.