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Expensive New Diabetes Drugs Add Nothing But Cost And Complications
This is the fourth in an ongoing series of blogs exposing the rampant misuse of the medications so aggressively promoted by greedy drug companies. I am very lucky in having the perfect partner in this truth-vs-power effort to contradict Pharma propaganda with evidence based fact. Dick Bijl is President of the International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB), an impressive association of 53 national drug bulletins from all around the world, each of which publishes the best available data on the pluses and minuses of different medications. Drug bulletins help patients and doctors see through the misleading misinformation ge...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care
Conclusions Bariatric surgery as delivered in the UK healthcare system is associated with dramatic weight loss, sustained at least 4 y after surgery. This weight loss is accompanied by substantial improvements in pre-existing T2DM and hypertension, as well as a reduced risk of incident T2DM, hypertension, angina, MI, and obstructive sleep apnoea. Widening the availability of bariatric surgery could lead to substantial health benefits for many people who are morbidly obese.
Source: PLoS Medicine - December 22, 2015 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Ian J. Douglas et al. Source Type: research

Balancing risk and reward: a critical review of the intragastric balloon for weight loss
Worldwide, more than 1.4 billion adults are overweight or obese and either have or are at increased risk of numerous, potentially disabling conditions. In the United States, 68% of adults are overweight or obese, and the epidemic is spreading to children.1,2 Obesity is associated with a number of comorbidities including type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, sleep apnea, stroke, gallbladder and liver disease, musculoskeletal disease, and an increase in the prevalence of certain cancers.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - April 14, 2015 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Shantanu Gaur, Samuel Levy, Lisbeth Mathus-Vliegen, Ram Chuttani Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Pharmacotherapy of obesity: clinical treatments and considerations.
Abstract Obesity is a world-wide epidemic associated with significant morbidity and mortality which costs billions of dollars per year. The associated related conditions are many and include heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea and certain types of cancer. Given that it is a multifactorial problem, the treatments must also address the numerous causes associated with the development of obesity. The neurohormonal regulation of feeding and energy is a complex system often necessitating modification through more than 1 pathway to achieve weight loss. Therefore, in addition to lifestyle changes...
Source: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences - April 1, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Holes-Lewis KA, Malcolm R, O'Neil PM Tags: Am J Med Sci Source Type: research