Health & Fit Study: Weight loss surgery reduces chances of developing skin cancer
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Obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery—better known as weight loss surgery—may reduce their likelihood of developing skin cancer, a new study has suggested.
, led by researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and published last week in JAMA Dermatology, found that obese patients who underwent procedures like gastric bypass or gastric band surgery to help them lose weight were less likely to develop skin cancer, including melanoma.
The research used data derived from observations of 4,047 obese adults who belonged to a study cohort known as the Swedish Obese Subjects; 2,007 patients underwent bariatric study, while 2,040 did not have surgery but "received the customary treatment for obesity" from their doctors.
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Researchers found that the surgery patients were significantly less likely to have developed skin cancer during the period between their enrollment in the study and the follow-up, an 18-year window on average.
This phenomenon did not appear to be influenced by how obese subjects were compared to other members of the cohort, nor was it influenced by how much they drank or if they smoked. If they had had surgery at all, their likelihood of skin cancer was reduced.
The study's subjects were mostly (71 percent) female, with an average age of 48 years old.
There are several types of gastric surgery, butthe U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), two of the most common in the United States—and the ones which some of this study's Swedish subjects underwent—are gastric bypass and banding.
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In gastric bypass, a surgeon staples part of a patient's stomach to form a small pouch in the upper part of the organ. The surgeon then attaches the patient's small intestine to the pouch, allowing food to "bypass" most of the stomach. As a result, the patient's stomach has less room for food and becomes full sooner leading the patient to eat less.
"The bypass also changes gut hormones, gut bacteria, and other factors that may affect appetite and metabolism," according to NIDDK.
Surgery involving a gastric band works similarly, but involves a surgeon inserting "a ring with an inner inflatable band" around a person's stomach to achieve the effect of making the stomach smaller. This was the variant of the surgery most of the Swedish test subjects received.
A third type of surgery patients in the Swedish study received, vertical banded gastroplasty, uses both a staple and a band to make the stomach smaller, according to.
Vitamin A May Help Stave Off Skin Cancer, According to a New Study
The study found that increased vitamin A intake was associated with a lower risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma.The study itself examined a lot of people over a long period of time; more than 48,000 men and 75,000 women over 26 years. After controlling the study to account for other health indicators, such as basic lifestyle factors and skin cancer risk, researchers found that increased vitamin A intake (from diet) was associated with a lower risk for developing SCC.
More research into the relationship between weight loss, weight loss surgery and skin cancer will be necessary to show causality and to verify whether the findings are replicable, as the cohort used for the Swedish study was not necessarily representative of a larger population.
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This tells the eye color about your health
You are the mirror of the soul and reveal more about us than we think: our eyes. According to studies, even tell us a lot about our health
Whether blue, green or brown - based on the eye color, one can find out about the respective state of health. We'll tell you what. By the way:Brown Eyes
The darker your eyes are, the more UV protection they have. This does not mean that you should completely dispense with sunscreen or sunglasses, but that the risk of developing eye or skin cancer is lower. The results of a study by the University of Colorado School of Medicine have also shown that the risk of getting pigmentary disorders is unlikely. People with dark eyes often have problems related to the blood and metabolism of minerals. Special attention should be paid to the blood circulation, liver and spleen.
Hazelnut Brown Eyes tells you what the eye color says about your character.
Hazel-brown eyes, according to a study by the American Pain Society, may be a sign that you are more prone to pain and that your fears are more pronounced than those of people with lighter eyes. In addition, people with light brown eyes are prone to digestive and respiratory problems. It is recommended to take a detox cure regularly to flush toxins out of the body.Green Eyes 's our 14-day detox plan directly to download.
If you have green eyes, not only do you have a very high pain threshold, the risk of developing depression is also low. From the skin type you are probably rather bright and therefore very sensitive to the sun. Therefore use a skin care with UV protection all year round.Blue and gray eyes
As blue eyes are also in the group of light eyes, the risks are similar to those of people with green eyes. In addition, people with blue eyes are more susceptible to alcohol dependence, as shown by the results of a recent study published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B.
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