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Wide range of cancers now linked to being overweight

Conclusion The results of this study provide further evidence for the link between increasing levels of fat and the risk of developing certain cancers. There was strong evidence for nine cancers, with another two – ovarian cancer and stomach cancer – included when comparing obesity with healthy weight. This study is important in showing the significance of fat levels and obesity in cancer risk. But there are some important things to consider: The study doesn't tell us how excess body fat might play a role in the development of certain cancers, just that there's a link. Some studies might have been missed, as the review relied on other researchers to include all the most recent and relevant studies in their meta-analyses. Other studies were statistically significant but of mixed quality, so it's possible excess fat is linked to other cancers, but the evidence was not quite as strong as for the cancers the study identified. While the findings of this study may be worrying, it's important to focus on the positives. Losing any excess weight should help reduce your risk of developing these types of cancer, as well as other chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Get more advice and weight loss tips. Links To The Headlines Increased risk of 11 types of cancer linked to being overweight, researchers warn. The Guardian, February 28 2017 How being obese can increase the risk of developing 11 types of cancer including breast, stomach and bowel. ...
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Authors: Pinkas J, Bojar I, Gujski M, BartosiƄska J, Owoc A, Raczkiewicz D Abstract BACKGROUND Increasing age, increased body mass index (BMI), and abnormal lipid profiles contribute to an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. Women who have a perimenopausal and postmenopausal reduction in estrogen levels are a high-risk group for vitamin D deficiency. The aims of this study were to compare the serum vitamin D levels, lipid profile, and BMI between perimenopausal and postmenopausal women in non-manual employment, and to determine whether there were any interdependent factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three hundred w...
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CONCLUSIONS High-expression of S100A6 was identified as an independent unfavorable prognostic factor for SCC, suggesting that targeting S100A6 may result in the development of potential targeted drug for SCC. PMID: 29053662 [PubMed - in process]
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Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, we explored in a prospective cohort of morbidly obese women undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGP) correlations between baseline anthropometrics, metabolic parameters, resting energy expenditure (REE), body composition, and 1-year % excess body mass index loss (%EBMIL). We also investigated risk factors for insufficient %EBMIL.MethodsOne hundred three consecutive women were prospectively evaluated at baseline (age 40.6  ± 11.2, weight 113.9 kg ± 15.3, BMI 43.3 ± 4.9 kg/m2) and 1  year after LRYGP. Weight, excess weight, brach...
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ConclusionsThe long-term result for weight loss after LAGB is unsatisfactory. The revision of failed LAGB to other bariatric surgeries is safe and can be performed in one stage with a low complication rate. Patients who underwent R-LSAGB had better weight loss results than the R-LSG or R-LRYGB patients.
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This study aims to assess the safety and durability of single-stage conversion from LAGB to SAGB in patients who are intolerant to LAGB and who also fail to lose weight, or re-gain weight.MethodsSeventy-four patients with BMI> 35 kg m−2 were selected from a prospective bariatric database between July 2012 and December 2015 for revisional laparoscopic SAGB surgery and were followed up at 6  weeks, 3, 6 and 12 months after their operation.ResultsThe mean BMI at 6  weeks, then 3, 6 and 12 months were 41.6 ± 7.66, 38.8 ± 7.54, 35.4 ± ...
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AbstractIntroductionNot long ago, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) was considered a safe and effective treatment of morbid obesity; however, long-term outcomes revealed significant complication and failure rates. We hypothesized that LAGB has higher rates of weight loss failure, reoperation, and overall failure compared to laparoscopic gastric bypass (LRYGB) at long-term follow-up.MethodsA matched case-control study was performed. Patients who underwent primary LAGB or LRYGB at a university hospital between 2004 and 2011 were propensity matched for age, gender, race, body mass index (BMI), and weight-related ...
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ConclusionsThere is a continued overall trend in the increased popularity of the SG and decreased utilization of the RYGB and LAGB, although growth of the SG appears to be slowing. This is also true among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Regardless of surgery type, underinsured and African-American race were more likely to be readmitted.
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