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Parathyroid Hormone

Parathyroid Hormone

You might have noticed that Dr. Fowler now monitors a new yearly lab value, called Parathyroid Hormone or PTH. This hormone is produced by your Parathyroid Glands in your neck. The glands help regulate the Calcium and Phosphorous levels in your blood. When your calcium level gets low, the glands secrete PTH. PTH acts on your bones to release calcium and increase gut absorption to maintain proper blood levels. 

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Many ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Leave Show with Slower Metabolisms and Regain Their Weight

Many ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Leave Show with Slower Metabolisms and Regain Their Weight

According to the May issue of the Connect online publication of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Many ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Leave Show with Slower Metabolisms and Regain Their Weight reports that “Everything ‘The Biggest Loser’ taught you about weight loss is wrong.”

A new study found that many contestants on “The Biggest Loser,” NBC’s long-running reality show known for its extreme weight loss measures, leave with slower metabolisms, making it that much more difficult to maintain or continue their weight loss once they leave the show. In fact, after six years, most regain a significant amount of the weight they lost. 

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Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium

Multivitamin Levels After Bariatric Surgery: Calcium

Why is Calcium important after Bariatric Surgery? Your absorption of Calcium is compromised after a Gastric Bypass or Sleeve Gastrectomy There is no exact percentage of how much one’s uptake is compromised, but there are guidelines as to the amount of extra Calcium we should take to maintain adequate stores. This number has increased over the last couple years, with the current consensus recommending 1500 mg of Calcium per day.

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