Obesity Weekend Review, March 27, 2015

Obesity Weekend Review, March 27, 2015


Obesity Weekend Review, March 27, 2015

Posted: 29 Mar 2015 05:00 AM PDT

As not everyone may have a chance during the week to read every post, here’s a roundup of last week’s posts: Does Liraglutide Mimic The Vascular Benefits Of Gastric Bypass Surgery? Re-Do Bariatric Surgery Active Video Games Do Not Promote Negative Energy Balance Exercise Reduces Cravings For Sugar? Free Online Courses For Obesity Management Have a great Sunday! (or what is left of it) … Read More »
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Does Liraglutide Mimic The Vascular Benefits Of Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Does Liraglutide Mimic The Vascular Benefits Of Gastric Bypass Surgery?


Does Liraglutide Mimic The Vascular Benefits Of Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Posted: 27 Mar 2015 05:00 AM PDT

On the last day of the 8th Annual Obesity Symposium here in Norderstedt, Germany, Marco Bueter from the University of Zurich presented a fascinating series of studies (just published in Circulation), demonstrating the “weight-independent” benefits of gastric bypass surgery on endothelial function (using an animal model). Besides showing that 8 days after bypass surgery rats with diet-i… Read More »
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Re-Do Bariatric Surgery

Re-Do Bariatric Surgery


Re-Do Bariatric Surgery

Posted: 26 Mar 2015 05:00 AM PDT

This week I am Co-Chairing and speaking at the 8. Annual Obesity Symposium hosted by the European Surgical Institute in Norderstedt, just outside of Hamburg, Germany. As was pointed out, even in the best hands, 10 to 20% of patients undergoing bariatric surgery will “fail”, often prompting surgeons to reoperate. As I write this post, I am watching live “re-do” surgery on a … Read More »
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Free Online Courses For Obesity Management

Free Online Courses For Obesity Management


Free Online Courses For Obesity Management

Posted: 25 Mar 2015 05:40 AM PDT

Over the past few months, I have been working with mdBriefCase, a major provider of free online accredited continuing medical education, to produce interactive modules for obesity management. The modules are aimed at practitioners working in primary care and pharmacists and align closely with the Canadian Obesity Network’s 5As of Obesity Management framework. The accredited course (Mainpro M… Read More »
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Ketika Tuhan Mengatakan Tidak

Ketika Tuhan Mengatakan Tidak Cerita Motivasi dan Inspirasi Nomor 1

Ya Tuhan ambillah kesombonganku dariku. Tuhan berkata, "Tidak. Bukan Aku yang mengambil, tapi kau yang harus menyerahkannya."

Ya Tuhan sempurnakanlah kekurangan anakku yang cacat. Tuhan berkata, "Tidak. Jiwanya telah sempurna, tubuhnya hanyalah sementara."

Ya Tuhan beri aku kesabaran. Tuhan berkata, "Tidak. Kesabaran didapat dari ketabahan dalam menghadapi cobaan; tidak diberikan, kau harus meraihnya sendiri."

Ya Tuhan beri aku kebahagiaan. Tuhan berkata, "Tidak. Kuberi keberkahan, kebahagiaan tergantung kepadamu sendiri."

Ya Tuhan jauhkan aku dari kesusahan. Tuhan berkata, "Tidak. Penderitaan menjauhkanmu dari jerat duniawi dan mendekatkanmu pada Ku."

Ya Tuhan beri aku segala hal yang menjadikan hidup ini nikmat. Tuhan berkata, "Tidak. Aku beri kau kehidupan supaya kau menikmati segala hal."

Ya Tuhan bantu aku MENCINTAI orang lain, sebesar cintaMu padaku. Tuhan berkata... "Ahhhh, akhirnya kau mengerti !"

Kadang kala kita berpikir bahwa Tuhan tidak adil, kita telah susah payah memanjatkan doa, meminta dan berus
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