Saturday December 7, 2019

Weight Loss Surgery To Combat Womb Cancer in Obese Women

"But for those that choose it, gastric sleeve or bypass surgery can now be seen as a preventative measure for womb cancer."

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Undergoing bariatric surgery to combat obesity can prevent women from developing womb cancer also known as uterine or endometrial cancer, claims a study.

The findings, led by scientists from the University of Manchester, showed that women who had gastric sleeve or bypass surgery for obesity found that precancerous tissue in their womb reverted to normal tissue when they lost weight.

“For super obese women, quick access to weight loss surgery has benefits beyond improving diabetes and risk of heart disease. It can also reduce womb cancer risk,” said Emma Crosbie, clinical senior lecturer from Manchester.

“Losing weight through dieting is also likely to be effective, but we know that dieting is very hard to do and weight lost is often re-gained,” she said.

In the study, published in International journal of Cancer, the team examined nearly 100 women with an average BMI of over 50 — considered to be super obese — had biopsies taken from their wombs during gastric sleeve or bypass surgery.

Obese post-menopausal women produce oestrogen from their fat stores. But as they no longer ovulate, the lack of progesterone allows the cells in the womb to grow, which increases the risk of cancer.

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Cancer Ribbon. Pixabay

Inflammatory responses and insulin production are also changed in obese women and can cause cells in the womb to grow.

“Because the reversal of precancerous changes in the womb was so quick, we think the metabolic consequences of weight loss surgery was crucial,” said Crosbie.

However, the researchers stressed that the surgical option was not for everyone, because it was no an easy choice.

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“It changes your relationship with food forever, as you’ll be eating smaller meals more frequently, and it is important to remember that surgery can be a hazardous procedure,” said Crosbie.

“But for those that choose it, gastric sleeve or bypass surgery can now be seen as a preventative measure for womb cancer.” (IANS)

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Lemon Water- Remedy For A Healthy You

Drink lemon water for a healthier you

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Lemon Water
Lemon water can set right the course of your bodily functions. Pixabay

BY SIDDHI JAIN

While lemon water is popular as an easy weight-loss remedy, it can also set right the course of your bodily functions, if taken the correct way.

Lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho, and ‘Bahubali’ actress Anushka Shetty in their 2019 book, ‘The Magic Weight Loss Pill’, spell the transformational power of this simple beverage.

Rich in Vitamins C and B, riboflavin, and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, lemon is known to be a fat-cutter. But, as the authors note in one of their 62 lifestyle fixes for weight loss, lemon alone won’t burn fat but would add value to the body in numerous ways.

If you are at your ideal weight, you can have a lemon a day. Underweight people can have half of it, and overweight people around two lemons a day.

Lemon has anti-aging properties as well, whether consumed or applied on the skin. It can be applied to the scalp to reduce dandruff, and give shine and volume to one’s mane.

Lemon juice rubbed onto the face and allowed to dry, can help get rid of blackheads and acne, and reduces wrinkles.

Benefits of lemon water
Lemon water works as a liver tonic. Pixabay

Benefits of drinking lemon water:

1. It is a liver tonic. Use this concoction to detoxify your liver.
2. Lemon water could help in toothache relief.
3. As the juice is rich in potassium, it is good for your heart and for controlling high blood pressure, reducing mental stress and nausea.
4. To alleviate asthma or respiratory problems
5. Lemon juice mixed with organic jaggery is good for smokers, as it replenishes the Vitamin C lost because of smoking
6. It is a natural blood purifier
7. Use it for gargling if you have a sore throat

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How to use: Fill a bottle with water and throw in some slices of lemon with skin. Sip on this throughout the day. You can also start your day with warm water containing lemon juice and organic honey.

Their book concentrates on the reason we get such diseases in the first place, while the second is filled with 62 easy and practicable changes that will have you feeling healthier and happier and achieving all your health goals without the rigor and hard work of a hardcore diet or fitness regime. (IANS)