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 – May 29, 2009

Tune into the May 29, 2009 edition of WLS News to find out which is worse for your health: being an overweight non-smoker or a skinny nicotine addict. Plus, learn which stress factors can cause teens to gain weight, discover how budget cuts in the Canadian healthcare system are putting the lives of pre-op bariatric patients at risk, and learn why Aussie bureaucrats have banned birthday cake. It's all in this week's episode -- click to view now!

WLS News – May 22, 2009

Tune into the May 22, 2009 edition of WLS News, to find out how childhood obesity can lead to a range of allergies, learn how yogurt can help post-partum moms lose weight, and discover what the makers of the LAP-BAND® are doing to address obesity-related heart disease in women. Plus, find out which state passed new legislation to cover bariatric surgery for government employees, and hear one expert's thoughts on how Americans can shed those extra pounds.

WLS News – May 15, 2009

In the May 15, 2009 edition of WLS News, we'll fill you in on the new REALIZE-C adjustable gastric band, report on the controversy surrounding high fructose corn syrup, and tell you why an Irish airline has reconsidered its proposed fat tax. We’ll also explain why weight loss surgery may be good for patients who aren’t morbidly obese, and share some promising statistics about the overall safety of bariatric procedures.

WLS News – May 8, 2009

Tune into the May 8, 2009 edition of WLS News to learn about a new study on super-obesity out of Switzerland that is yielding super results. Well also find out why sonograms may be inaccurate for overweight woman; examine whether or not exercise alone can help beat belly fat; and look into a weight loss “miracle pill” with side effects that may be worse for your health than those extra pounds. And, of course, our newscast would not be complete without a visit from WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy, who stops by to fill us in on two exciting Websites for weight loss surgery information and support. Catch the next edition of WLS News now!

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.