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Surgical answer to obesity problem 
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 18
There is good news for those suffering from obesity. Now innovative weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass, is being performed in some of the select institutions in the state and it is expected to replace all other techniques or procedures earlier being used for this purpose. The procedure is just a 90-minute job.

This was stated by Dr K.S. Kular, a member of the Society of American gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, here last evening. He said the technique was an effective answer to obesity.

“The patient can walk the very next day of surgery, there is no pain associated with the surgery or postoperatively. Weight starts reducing immediately after the surgery and in a matter of six months around 80 per cent of the excess body weight is shed off. Weight goes on decreasing for 24 to 48 months and thereafter stabilises,” he claimed.

The technique, he added, had further advantage that the associated diseases like diabetes and hypertension were also controlled after surgery. There was significant health improvement that followed gastric bypass such as reduced blood pressure, improved or resolved diabetes and reduced sleep disorder.

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Jagraon overpower Kila Raipur in kabaddi
Our Sports Reporter 

Ludhiana, September 18
Jagraon defeated Kila Raipur (47-30) in under-19 years kabaddi on the second day of the Ludhiana district inter-zonal tournament for boys. The tournament is being organised by the education department at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground and Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

In the second match, Samrala faced a little challenge from Raikot, whom they demolished 65-14. Similarly, Khanna badly defeated Ludhiana (47-12). In their second encounter, Kila Raipur prevailed over Sahnewal 43-39.

In the under-14 years category, Raikot defeated Kila Raipur 106-46, Samrala crushed PAU 73-7, Jagraon managed to scrape past Sahnewal 78-71 and Ludhiana II outnumbered Samrala 67-62.

In the under-17 years section, Samrala zone , Kila Raipur , Jagraon and Raikot registered victories in their respective matches.

Other results: Kho-Kho (under-14) PAU beat Ludhiana II (12-11), Raikot defeated Samrala (8-5), Jagraon blanked Sahnewal (12-0)

Under 17: Ludhiana II beat Jagraon (10-7), Khanna outplayed PAU (6-4), Khanna outclassed Kila Raipur (8-3)

Under-19: Raikot defeated Jaraon (15-2), Khanna beat Ludhiana II (6-1) and Sahnewal defeated Samrala (8-3).

Table tennis (under-14): PAU outplayed Ludhiana II to bag the title while Khanna secured third spot.

Under-17: PAU beat Ludhiana II (3-2) to emerge champions while Khanna finished at third spot.

Under-19: PAU beat Ludhiana II to win the title while Khanna had to content with the third place.

Basketball (under-14): Ludhiana beat Khanna (36-14), Jagraon trampled Sahnewal (34-6)

Under-17: PAU defeated Sahnewal (54-28) and Khanna beat Samrala.

Under-19: Raikot beat Khanna (38-18), Samrala demolished Raikot (40-3) and Ludhiana routed Sahnewal (31-5).

Sudesh Bajaj, district education officer, Ludhiana, was the chief guest today. She interacted with the participants and blessed them. Rupinder Singh Ravi, assistant education officer (sports), Ludhiana, along with other members of the tournament organising committee were present on this occasion.

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