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Bariatric Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk

Study Shows a 78% Decreased Risk of Cancer

In this video bariatric surgeon Dr. Nicholas Christou of the McGill University Health Center in Canada discusses a study that he conducted that shows that bariatric surgery reduces your relative risk of developing cancer.  In the study, Dr. Christou compared over 1,000 morbidly obese patients that had bariatric surgery with a comparable number of severely obese patients that did not have surgery. The results of the five-year study were impressive, with the weight loss surgery patients showing a 78% lower overall risk of cancer compared to the control group.  The study further…

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Bariatric Skinny Gastric Sleeve Diet

The four phase Bariatric Skinny Gastric Sleeve Diet plan is specifically…

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Walking Plan: 3 Miles a Day / 42,000 Steps a Week

The plan is based on walking at a moderate pace of 3 MPH on a level…

From the Bariatric Surgery Journals

  • This is my second journey down the weight lost road, so I am not going into it without some knowledge.  I had the lab band surgery in 2006 with great success for a while. I lost over 100 pounds and kept most of it off for 6 years.  I had my problems with it but I do not regret having the lap band.  I started having health issues that caused my migrains to...

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