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Bariatric surgery can lead to changes in brain activity associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategising and organising, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology &... (more)

02/09/14 - News

Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the Prevention Education Program (PEP) Family Heart Study presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress by Professor Peter Schwandt from Germany.
02/09/14 - News

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is effective at treating sleep apnoea in older people, a study has found. It was to reduce how sleepy patients felt in the daytime and reduced healthcare costs. The researchers say CPAP should be offered routinely to older patients... (more)
01/09/14 - News

The sensitivity of fat cells to signals that increase the breakdown of fat is linked to the receptor ALK7, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The discovery, which is published in the journal eLife, suggests that ALK7 might be an interesting... (more)

IFSO Report

27/08/14

The First IFSO Global Registry Report (2014) has been released at the 19th World Congress of IFSO in Montreal, Canada.

28/08/14 - News

Three year diabetes, hypertension and weight loss data from the DM2 ENABLE Study of VBLOC vagal blocking therapy delivered via the Maestro Rechargeable (RC) System, presented XIX IFSO World Congress in Montreal, Canada, has revealed that at 36 months, HbA1c levels dropped from... (more)
28/08/14 - News

New positive data seems to support use of the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System by demonstrating clinically significant weight loss, a favourable safety profile and high patient satisfaction rate. Presented at the XIX IFSO World Congress in Montreal, Canada, by the study's... (more)
28/08/14 - News

Ethicon is introducing three new endocutter and energy products designed to help address the unique challenges of bariatric procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass at the XIX IFSO World Congress. The company is featuring the new Echelon Flex GST System and a... (more)

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28/08/14 - Research
IFSO'14
A series of presentations at the XIX IFSO World Congress in Montreal, Canada, examined some of the common complications that occur following sleeve gastrectomy and what can be done to prevent their occurrence. Mr Saurav Chakravartty and colleagues from King’s College Hospital (London, UK) evaluated... (more)
27/08/14 - Industry
Liver surgery at IFSO
Dr Helmuth Billy helped kick off the XIX IFSO World Congress in Montreal, Canada, by performing a sleeve gastrectomy at Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar using TransEnterix’s Flex Ligating Shears. Seen globally by more than 400 surgeons, this was the first broadcast of a case utilising the Flex... (more)
27/08/14 - Research
IFSO Report
The First IFSO Global Registry Report (2014) has been released at the 19th World Congress of IFSO in Montreal, Canada. Published by Dendrite Clinical Systems, under the auspices of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO), the publication reports data... (more)
26/08/14 - Industry
Sponsored article
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a safe and effective procedure that results in weight loss and improvements in comorbidities. Nevertheless, some patients do present with insufficient weight loss or weight regain once the initial impact and effectiveness of their LSG procedure has subsided.... (more)
26/08/14 - Research
Obesity and breast cancer
Obesity may affect a common drug that is used as part of the treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women, according to researchers from the University of Auckland, Australia. Aromatase inhibitors stop the production of oestrogen in post-menopausal women by blocking the enzyme... (more)
25/08/14 - Research
Childhood obesity
Overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity are unevenly distributed among children in Norway. Maternal education level, parental marital status and whether the child lives in urban or rural areas all play a role. These findings come from a report from the Child Growth Study at the Norwegian... (more)