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Laparoscopic Gastric Banding

The lower, larger part of the stomach is still intact below the band. These two parts of the stomach are connected by a small opening. Food passes through the opening, or stoma, from the upper gastric pouch to the lower part more slowly. This delayed emptying gives the patient a sense of fullness,...


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A good way to trim calories at lunchtime is to change what you spread on your bread. Using hot sauce or other spicy condiments instead of mayonnaise can eliminate up to 100 calories from your noon meal. The spicy sauces also help curb your appetite, nutrition experts say.

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