January 21, 2014

Outnumber Male Patients 6 to 1

1 Women Get Most Weight-Loss Surgeries

Obese men suffer more numerous and severe health complications due to their weight than obese women do, but are only one-sixth as likely to pursue weight-loss surgery as a solution. According to data from almost 1,400 patients who applied for bariatric surgery at UC Davis's med school, 86 percent of the 930 patients who ultimately had the procedure were women. This, despite the fact that obese males are more likely than their female counterparts to suffer from diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and metabolic syndrome, and to have a class IV obesity BMI measure of 50 or higher. Researchers noted the irony that men were often put off by the risk involved, which would have been greatly reduced had they sought the procedure when younger, like most of the women.

More at Pressdisplay.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Bariatric Surgery Doesn't Decrease Death Rate

Tags: Women Seek Weight-Loss Surgery More, Bariatric Surgery Rates by Gender, UC Davis Bariatric Surgery Study, Men Skip Weight-Loss Surgery

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MIslabeling Is Culprit

2 Kraft Recalls Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Singles

Manufacturer Truitt Brothers is recalling 1.77 million pounds of Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles-Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac for failing to mention that the product contains hydrolyzed soy protein and dried soy sauce, announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Soy products may cause allergies in some people. "The inaccurate labeling is the only thing wrong with the product," said Kraft Foods spokeswoman Joyce Hodel. "If an individual has no allergies or sensitivities to soy, then the product is perfectly safe to consume." The recall applies to the product with a sale date from March 2, 2014 to October 23, 2014. It does not apply to any other Velveeta or Kraft products.

More at CNN.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Soy Not a Problem for Breast Cancer Patients

Tags: Food Safety and Inspection Service, Soy, Soy Allergy, Kraft Foods Recall, Velveeta Recall, Truitt Brothers, Kraft Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Singles-Ultimate Cheeseburger Mac, U.S Department of Agriculture, Joyce Hodel, Soy Products

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Olive Oil, Nuts Help Fight PAD

3 Mediterranean Diet Lowers PAD Risk

The Mediterranean diet may help reduce the risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD), suggest researchers. While the study previously reported a reduction in both heart attack and stroke with the Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil, researchers are also now reporting a lower risk of PAD as well. All study participants were between 55 and 80 years old. Researchers found that participants on the Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts and those on the same diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil had a lower risk of PAD compared to the control group on a low-fat diet. Published in JAMA, the randomized trial was conducted from October 2003 to December 2010.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Mediterranean Diet, Skin Cancer Prevention

Tags: Health Benefits Olive Oil, Mediterranean Diet, PAD Prevention, Lower Risk Peripheral Artery Disease, JAMA PAD Studies

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