Week in Review: Top News and Info Picks for the week of 6/25/12

Samantha Johnson

by Samantha Johnson | June 28, 2012 @ 09:00AM

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Health News:

Paula Deen sheds 30 pounds after diabetes diagnosis: (@PaulaDeen) A noticeably thinner chef Paula Deen, 65, opened up to Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell about her 30-pound weight loss since a type 2 diagnosis three years ago. Deen went public with her diagnosis in January after she signed a spokesperson deal with diabetes drug manufacturer Novo Nordisk, prompting a veritable firestorm over the unhealthy Southern lifestyle her cooking shows promote. Read More 

Quitting smoking might be easier if you eat lots of fruits and veggies: According to results of a new study, cigarette smokers who ate fruits and vegetables an average of 4 or more times per day were 3 times more likely to be tobacco free 14 months later, compared with those who ate fruits and vegetables fewer than 2 times per day. Read More


Fit people not welcomed at this gym - Founder says it lowers morale for bigger people: Body Exchange, a small chain of gyms located in and around Vancouver, screens potential members and directs them elsewhere if they are determined to be too fit. Billed as "Canada's only fitness and adventure company exclusive to a plus size clientele," Body Exchange was the subject of a recent article in The Province about Wendy McNary, an overweight woman who had previously felt intimidated by gym environments. Read More

Cosmetic Surgery News:

Did Simon Cowell get plastic surgery? Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriele Borghini said: “The image indicates he may have had some minimal invasive surgery. “The gathering of skin behind his ear suggests he could have had a face lift or a neck lift.” Read More




Liposuction may reduce skin cancer risk: The outcome of a recent Rutgers University study suggests removing abdominal fat can reduce the risk of developing ultraviolet-light induced skin cancer - the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 2 million new cases each year. Read More




New York spa owner pleads guilty to illegal plastic surgery: According to The Metro, 29 year old Barbara Nieto, who owned Perfect Image Stethics, performed a liposuction surgery in 2010 in which fat was removed from the stomach and injected into the buttocks. The New York Post reports that the victim, Augusta Velez-Jimenez, 25, paid $500 for the illegal procedure. Read More



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