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Review ties weight-loss surgery to better outcomes in obese patients

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A recent study provides evidence that bariatric surgery actually leads to better results than diet and exercise over the first two years.
Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise
Study finds surgery more effective at least two years out.

For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests. The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies.
Other findings from the study show that weight loss surgery patients reported:
  • higher remission rates of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • greater quality-of-life measurements
  • less medication use
  • greater drops in rate of metabolic syndrome
  • greater drops in blood fat (triglycerides)
  • greater levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL)
You can read more about the study here.

Next Weight Loss Surgery Seminar: November 12, 2013

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November 12th, 2013
Weight Loss Surgery: When Is It the Best Option?

Presented by William Graber, MD, FACS
Board-certified surgeon specializing in weight loss (most insurance plans accepted

  • Learn what qualifies as obesity
  • Review how obesity affects health
  • Find out when surgery is the best option
  • Review what can be expected after surgery

Tuesday, November 12th, at 6 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center
Medical Office Centre, Suite 809,
104 Union Ave., Syracuse
Free parking in Medical Office Centre garage

This program will be repeated the second Tuesday of each month.

Space is limited: Register at 315-744-1244 or email

A Simple Way to Get Past Your Resistance

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From Bariatric Support Centers International
by Katie Jay, MSW, CTA Certified Life Coach, and Director, National Association for Weight Loss Surgery:

Word of Encouragement from Colleen Cook

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With new foods, strange hours, and un-familiar places, I draw great strength knowing that I can be my best as long as I "stick with the plan". Doing so continues to reinforce the importance and value of good habits in our lives.