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Researchers from West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, have reported that whilst both Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) were safe and effective bariatric procedures in a their... (more)

20/10/16 - News

Infants who were born less than two years after a mother's bariatric surgery had higher risks for prematurity, neonatal intensive care unit admission, and small for gestational age status compared with longer intervals between bariatric surgery and childbirth, according to a... (more)
19/10/16 - News

Patients who had bariatric surgery that resulted in weight loss, improved physical function or reduction in depressive symptoms also reduced their absenteeism at work, according to a Researcher Letter published in JAMA. It is well-known that obesity is associated with sick... (more)
18/10/16 - News

Ethicon has launched their new, high precision ultrasonic device, Harmonic HD 1000i Shears, designed to address unique challenges in complex surgical procedures in the US. According to the company, the new device features unmatched precision, unparalleled strength and optimal... (more)

Bariatric surgery and C-section


Women who undergo bariatric surgery before getting pregnant significantly lower their risk of caesarean delivery and increase the likelihood of...

14/10/16 - News

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their brain activity when perceiving themselves as either slim or obese, psychologists at the University of York, UK, and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, found that the way... (more)
13/10/16 - News

A team of researchers at seven institutions across the US is working to find out why some patients who undergo weight loss surgery do not lose the weight they expect or they regain weight. Dr Kristine Steffen, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the North Dakota... (more)
13/10/16 - Opinion/blog

Just in case you missed any news in September2016, these were the 10 most read articles on including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more... ASMBS launches Essentials app for bariatric surgery

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12/10/16 - Research
Testosterone and body fat
A study in obese men with a low to low-normal testosterone - typical for the majority of obese men - has reported that while dieting men receiving placebo lost both fat and lean mass, the weight loss with testosterone treatment was almost exclusively due to loss of body fat. The study, ‘Effects of... (more)
12/10/16 - Research
Gout and hyperuricaemia
The latest paper from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study group has reported that compared with usual care, bariatric surgery was associated with reduction in gout and hyperuricaemia. Reporting their findings in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, the study authors noted that “These results... (more)
12/10/16 - Research
High-protein diet
A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found that eating too much protein eliminates an important health benefit of weight loss - improvement in insulin sensitivity, which is critical to lowering diabetes risk. Insulin sensitivity is a good marker of... (more)
11/10/16 - Policy
Surgery drinks
Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, according to a new World Health Organisation report. Fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of... (more)
07/10/16 - Research
Renal function
Bariatric surgery could prevent further decline in renal function by reducing proteinuria, albuminuria and improving glomerular hyperfiltration in obese patients with impaired renal function, according to a meta-analysis by researchers from Huadong Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University and... (more)
06/10/16 - Research
Binge eating therapy
A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). The study, which is published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, reports the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors,... (more)