1. Claims of gastric bypass beating diabetes mighty thin

    Gastric bypass surgeons spreading billion-dollar lie

    If you've ever had some silver-tongued surgeon try to con you into a gastric bypass surgery, you probably felt like you were watching a Pinocchio cartoon -- it was one fib after another.

    The pounds were going to melt away like a popsicle on the Fourth of July. Your clothes were going to hang off you like a plus-sized burka on a baby. Heck, your friends wouldn't even recognize you anymore!

    And, of course, he was just setting you up for the biggest whopper of them all -- you might finally be able to shed those painful insulin injections and beat diabetes for good.

    Well, an eye-opening new study has finally exposed these scalpel-wielding millionaire surgeons for what they REALLY are.

    A pack of liars and money-grubbing thieves.

    The research, just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed for three years 150 diabetics who turned to gastric bypass surgery to shed pounds and, hopefully, their diabetes. And for the vast majority of these folks, gastric bypass wasn't a panacea -- it was a first-class ticket to disappointment.

    In fact, gastric bypass did NOTHING to help 75% of these poor patients control their diabetes.

    Of course, this study was funded by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that makes surgical devices, so the mainstream spin machine is working overtime trying to convince you that a 25% success rate isn't terrible.

    Well, 4:1 odds aren't bad if you're betting on a racehorse -- but when you're gambling with your health, it isn't a bet worth taking. Because while chances are that gastric bypass won't send your diabetes packing, it could have you permanently relocating to that giant fat farm in the sky.

    Gastric bypass has already killed thousands of folks just like you around the world. And even the poor saps who survive the surgery are often dead a couple years later as serious vitamin and nutrient deficiencies shut down their organs one by one.

    Just a few weeks back, I told you about a British mom who literally starved to death as she learned the hard way what the weight loss that accompanies gastric bypass doesn't come with an "off" switch. You'll lose weight -- but you might not be able to stop.

    If you're dealing with a serious weight issue, unseat your seat by picking up an active hobby and switch to protein-rich diet that practically eliminates those pound-packing carbs. Plus work on learning, and overcoming, the stresses and triggers that cause you to overeat in the first place.

    But don't for a minute trust some surgeon in an Armani suit who gets paid whether you live or not. Because he might flash you a million-dollar smile and give you a look at those perfect teeth -- but odds are, he's lying right through them.

  2. Diabetes doubles pancreatic cancer risk

    The diabetes death sentence

    We Americans like to think we're in shape -- unfortunately, that shape is usually a pear. As chubby Americans' waists and backsides expand faster than the national debt, diabetes has stopped being a disease and started becoming something else altogether.

    A rite of passage.

    I hope you're not a quitter, friend. I hope you're not one of the millions of Americans resigned to spending your golden years pricking your finger and choking down disgustingly sour plain yogurt by the barrelful.

    Because if you're on the road to diabetes, there's a heck of a lot more at stake than facing a future full of painful injections. Whether you realize it or not, you're locked in a fight for your life.

    Australian researchers have just wrapped up a massive analysis proving that the moment your doctor hands down a dreaded diabetes diagnosis, he may as well also be handing you a death sentence. That's because diabetes DOUBLES your chances of being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

    Pancreatic cancer is the Harlem Globetrotters of terminal diseases. It almost never loses. In fact, the five-year survival rate for Stage IV pancreatic cancer is an abysmal 1%. Even if you're lucky enough to catch pancreatic cancer early, you still only have a one-in-10 chance of beating it.

    Diabetes isn't something you should get used to -- it's a wrecking ball that destroys everything from your heart to your brain, and it's high time you fought it tooth and nail. That means following a strict, protein-rich diet and cutting out all added sugars for good.

    Because at the end of the day, you have two choices -- you have to either kiss carbs or your family good-bye. And I don't know about you, but that's an easy choice for me.

  3. Treat diabetes by burning your kidneys?

    A wacky (and expensive) new diabetes treatment would destroy parts of your kidneys and nervous system with a flaming hot, electrified wire.
  4. Slimmer diabetics die sooner

    Diabetics who aren't overweight or obese have a higher risk of an early death -- but don't use this new study as an excuse to pack on the pounds.
  5. Curcumin cuts diabetes risk in prediabetics

    Prediabetes often leads to real diabetes, but a new study shows how you can avoid the disease completely with the help of the spice curcumin.
  6. Diabetes drugs can cause vision loss and blindness

    A new warning for anyone taking common diabetes drugs, including Actos and Avandia: These drugs can double or even triple the risk of serious vision loss.
  7. The WRONG way to 'beat' diabetes

    If you want to beat diabetes, you CAN beat diabetes -- and you can do it without drugs or surgery. It's the hard way, but anything worth doing is worth doing right.
  8. Diabetes 'cure' is worse than the disease

    Good news, diabetics: You can be "cured" of your disease -- and all you have to do is starve yourself for four months. Sound like fun? Of course it doesn't -- but researchers claim they'll leave you disease-free if you're willing to take leave of your senses and commit to a diet of just 500 calories a day, and not a drop more.
  9. Seniors poisoned by common meds

    Take enough meds, and one's bound to hit you the wrong way -- and if it hasn't happened to you, that only means it hasn't happened to you yet.
  10. Vitamin D boosts pancreas function

    Now, a new study finds that vitamin D might keep that ship afloat just a little longer: Researchers say the sunshine vitamin can help the organ's beta cells keep up with the surging demand for insulin that marks pre-diabetes.

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