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Aspen 2019: Metabolic Surgery

And in the first special Aspen 2019 text here on our blog, we're going to talk a bit about metabolic surgery. Check it out below: Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is linked to numerous metabolic complications, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neuropathy and cancer, as well as being one of the chronic diseases with the highest costs involved. Making [...]

Aspen 2019: Check out the main news on the topics covered at the event

Between March 22 and 26, our Scientific Specialist, Hellin dos Santos, represented Prodiet at ASPEN 2019. The official event of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition held in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). And for those who couldn't make it, throughout this week we'll be publishing a daily [...]

Child nutrition: how to make children's diets healthier

Obesity and malnutrition are the main concerns in children's nutrition When it comes to healthy eating for children, there are many difficulties faced by contemporary families. Lack of time and even intimacy with the kitchen and the nutritional world are the main complaints, not least because proper nutrition for children requires time, attention, [...]

Sweet recipes with Bemmax

  After sharing some delicious savory recipes, now it's time for the sweet ones. Prepare your own and let us know what you think.

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery

  Bariatric surgery is an effective alternative treatment for severe cases of obesity. More than 50% of patients who undergo the procedure are women of childbearing age who, in many cases, are unable to get pregnant due to excess weight, which can cause problems that affect ovulation. Among these problems [...]

7 mistakes after bariatric surgery

  Bariatric surgery is increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for severe obesity. Brazil is already the second country that performs this type of surgical procedure the most. Immediately after surgery, the patient loses a lot of weight, and this loss lasts from one to two years, depending on [...]

The importance of dietary and lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery

  Obesity is a disease in which several factors are involved, many of which are common in Western societies and are closely linked to the growth in the number of obese people. The increase in food consumption as a result of the range of foods on offer, changes in dietary patterns, most of which are high in calories, a sedentary lifestyle and anxiety, [...]

Bariatric surgery: 6 professionals to help you post-surgery

  Bariatric surgery as a treatment for severe obesity has been on the rise in recent years. However, this decision requires a lot of research and consideration. Obesity is a chronic disease caused by a number of factors: genetics, poor eating habits, psychology, among others. Because it is a chronic and progressive disease, obese patients must be [...]

What you need to know before considering a stomach reduction

Obesity is a chronic disease with no cure, characterized by excess fat in the body. A person is considered obese when they have a BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than or equal to 30. Obesity is classified as follows: - 20-25 normal weight - 25-30 overweight - 30-35 obesity grade I - [...]

A new product to meet the nutritional deficiencies of bariatric patients

The figures are worrying: 52% of Brazilians are overweight and, of these, 18% have an indication for bariatric surgery. The surgical technique is considered the most effective tool in the treatment of morbid obesity. However, patients undergoing bariatric surgery are at greater risk of developing nutritional deficiencies due to limited intake and absorption [...]

A composição da microbiota intestinal e seus efeitos na obesidade

A microbiota intestinal, popularmente conhecida como flora intestinal é habitada por inúmeros micro-organismos. É um sítio orgânico denso, cuja formação inicia-se na passagem do canal do parto. Em partos normais, durante a passagem, o recém-nascido é colonizado por uma rede de bactérias rica principalmente em Lactobacillus. Já em partos cesarianos, a microbiota é formada principalmente […]

Like cigarettes, organizations want food to be regulated in the fight against obesity

Can you imagine buying a soft drink and, just like a cigarette packet, seeing a picture on the back of it of how you might look if you consume too much sugar? It may seem unusual, but this and other claims are part of a campaign against obesity. Organized by two international institutions, Consumers International (responsible for campaigns [...]

O paradoxo da obesidade

Dois estudos publicados em 2012 no European Heart Journal, periódico da Sociedade Europeia de Cardiologia, colocam em cheque a afirmação de que gordura extra é sempre sinal de maior risco para a saúde. O fenômeno é chamado pelos pesquisadores de paradoxo da obesidade: em certos casos, os quilos além da conta não indicam perigo. Porém, […]

Calcium: beyond bone strength

Most people know that calcium is an essential mineral for building and maintaining bones and teeth, and that a lack of it can lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis. However, what not everyone knows is that its intake is linked to other vital processes in the body. [...]

Refluxo gastroesofágico – alimentação inadequada, obesidade e tabagismo pioram o problema

O refluxo é uma condição na qual há um retorno anormal de conteúdo (alimentos, ácido, bile) proveniente do estômago, de forma a irritar e provocar danos no esôfago. “Se for crônico e recorrente, passa a ser a doença do refluxo gastroesofágico”, explica Sérgio Alexandre Liblik, gastroenterologista e professor-assistente do curso de Medicina da PUC/PR. De acordo […]

Myths and truths about consuming sweeteners

Whether for health or dietary reasons, sweeteners are used as a way of replacing sugar in food. According to data from the Brazilian Consumer Defense Institute (Idec), around 35% of Brazilian households consume some kind of sweetener or light and diet product. Since they first appeared in the mid-1960s, [...]

Obesity on the rise among Brazilian children

Obesity is no longer a disease exclusive to adults. According to research by the IBGE and the Ministry of Health, 16.6% of Brazilian boys between the ages of 5 and 9 are obese. Among girls in the same age group, the figure is 11.8%. Thirty years ago, these figures were 2.9% and 1.8%, respectively. Overweight among [...]

Metabolic surgery and the treatment of DM2

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that takes a heavy toll on the health and pocketbooks of millions of people around the world. In the United States, the disease is responsible for 68% of deaths from cardiovascular problems and strokes, as well as causing an amputation every 30 seconds. In Brazil, the problem [...]

Bariatric surgery: nutritional guidance

More than half of Brazilian men are overweight and 12.4% are obese. Among women, the figures are 48% and 19.6%, respectively, according to data from the latest Family Budget Survey (POF), carried out by the IBGE. Poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are the main factors responsible for the high rates, which are increasingly becoming a [...]

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