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Study: Obese don't have to lose weight before joint replacement

Study: Obese don't have to lose weight before joint replacement

Health
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- Obese patients don't need to lose weight before undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, a new study contends."Severely obese patients can benefit a lot from the surgery," said study lead author Wenjun Li, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School."Patients who can lose weight should, but we acknowledge many people can't, or it will take a long time during which their joints will worsen. If they can get the surgery earlier, once function is restored they can better address obesity," Li said in a university news release.For the study, researchers examined the outcomes of more than 2,000 patients who had total hip replacement and just under 3,000 who had total knee replacement in the United States between May 2011 and Mar...
Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain over time, analysis says

Artificial sweeteners linked to weight gain over time, analysis says

Health
Consuming too much sugar, we know, is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. And people who are watching their weight may choose artificial sweeteners to fight back — products like aspartame, sucralose and steviocide (brand names: Equal, Splenda and Stevia, respectively). But a new analysis of studies in The Canadian Medical Association Journal looked at the long-term heart health, weight, stroke incidence and blood pressure levels of more than 406,000 people who said they use artificial sweeteners in place of sugar and found that the effects weren't on the positive side. "We found that consumption of nonnutritive sweeteners was associated with modest long-term weight gain in observational studies," the study authors found. "Our results also extend previous meta-analyses t...
Dawn French overhauls image with 7st weight loss – the ultimate disappearing act

Dawn French overhauls image with 7st weight loss – the ultimate disappearing act

Entertainment
The actress and comedian left jaws on the floor when she took to Twitter to show off far svelter figure, in the wake of a strict diet.Smouldering into the camera with her hands on her hips, the Vicar of Dibley star showed off her mind-blowing seven stone weight loss.She modelled a dress from her collaboration with Helen Teague for online fashion retailer Sixteen47.The printed number skimmed her newly-streamlined curves and featured a striking multi-coloured print.She teamed the garment with black leggings and on-trend silver brogues.GETTYSTREAMLINED: Dawn has lost seven and a half stoneReality TV stars weight loss transformations  Amazingly, these reality TV stars have lost more than 40st between them... all thanks to healthy eating and exerciseInstagram Scarlett Moffatt s...