Scientists in Sweden, USA, Japan and the Netherlands have conducted studies which have lead them to believe that they have found a link between eating processed meat and an increased risk of pancreatic cancer. The study published in the British Journal of Cancer found that eating processed meat increased the risk of pancreatic cancer by…

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People gain weight due to a number of reasons. They eat more and exercise less. Most health care professionals would say the same. In fact cause for obesity is much more complex. Why do people eat more and exercise less even though they know that it is not good for them. Most people are intelligent…

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Sometimes, within a day or two following bariatric surgery patients can experience initial feelings of regret which can often be feelings of guilt at not having been able to lose weight without resorting to surgery and the associated feelings of post-operative discomfort and pain. These feelings are perfectly normal and will pass. It is common…

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We all know that junk food is bad for our bodies and can cause weight gain, high blood pressure and heart problems but did you know it can be just as harmful to your brain? There is plenty of information available about how fats and sugars impact your ability to control appetite by causing the…

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Ghrelin is another hormone which controls your appetite. Unlike leptin, ghrelin is a more short term body regulator. It is produced mainly in the fundus of the stomach (which is a section up at the top of the organ) and is also linked to the release of growth hormones. If your stomach is growling it…

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