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Aug. 1, 2013 -- For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking.
People who have two copies of a modified form (or variant) of a certain gene are much more likely to feel hungry after eating a meal, says researcher Rachel Batterham, MD, PhD, of the University College London.
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Feb. 14, 2013 -- Added sugars in soft drinks are hazardous to health and need to be at lower levels, according to a new citizen petition from the watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
The petition, co-signed by prominent scientists, professional societies, health-advocacy organizations, and state and county public-health departments, calls for the FDA to set safe levels of sugars in sweetened beverages. The added sugars include (More)
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Jan. 2, 2013 -- All sugars are not created equal, at least when it comes to the brain, a new study shows.
For the study, which is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers asked 20 healthy men and women to sip a cherry-flavored drink sweetened with either pure glucose or pure fructose.
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Dec. 26, 2012 -- Sales of the prescription weight loss drug Qsymia, the first such drug to get the FDA's OK in 13 years, are increasing, despite earlier reports of sluggish interest.
Dr. Nilesh A. Patel, MD, FACS
Texas Bariatric Specialists
2222 Morgan Avenue, Suite 110
Corpus Christi, TX 78405
As a nationally recognized and fellowship-trained bariatric surgeon, Dr. Nilesh A. Patel founded Texas Bariatric Specialists (TBS) to establish a holistic weight loss practice focused on delivering long-term weight loss solutions through customized programs to help patients successfully lose weight, reclaim their health, and live longer, happier lives. Texas Bariatric Solutions is not just a surgery center, it is a long-term partner for good health, and is committed to its patients for life.
• Dr. Patel specializes in minimally-invasive surgical weight loss procedures including Lap Band, Gastric Bypass, as well as Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Band, and the revision of failed weight loss surgery.
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