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Month: October 2016

Waiting on Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

October 27, 2016 11:47 am

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Following Bariatric Surgery women should wait to conceive until they are at least 2 yrs post surgery, their weight has been stable for several months and their laboratory studies of vitamin, minerals and electrolytes levels are normal.  After weight has stabilized and blood work is normalized pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery can be achieved in a health manner for both mother and infant if monitoring is provided in relation to the surgery. We have discusses previously the importance of these issues in the following blogs here.

The following article by Lisa Rapaport re-emphasises this:
(Reuters Health) – Babies born less than two years after their mothers have weight loss surgery may face a higher risk of serious complications than infants delivered after more time has passed, a U.S. study suggests.

Because obesity is linked to fertility issues, undergoing so-called bariatric surgery to shed excess weight can make it easier for some women to get pregnant. But when these women do conceive, they are more likely to have premature or small infants that require intensive care than women in the general population. The remainder of the article can be found here.

Gut Biome and Body Fat

October 06, 2016 7:02 am

The Gut Biome and body fat link continues to be an interesting and new front in the science of obesity.  Although we know more factors in obesity it has remained an elusive multi-factorial process. The following article is yet another piece of the puzzle.

Study finds link between faecal bacteria and body fat

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www.connersclinic.com

“Researchers at King’s College London have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo – known as the human faecal microbiome – and levels of abdominal body fat.
The research, published today in Genome Biology, also provides further evidence of possible genetic influences on obesity, through heritable bacteria found in the faecal microbiome.”

View the rest of the article here. The research paper here.

Our past posts on gut biome and probiotics here