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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... (more)

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)

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.

27/08/14 - News

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... (more)
26/08/14 - News

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... (more)
26/08/14 - News

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... (more)

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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)
22/08/14 - Research
Country report
Australia has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, Bariatric News talks to Dr Michael Talbot (University of New South Wales Senior Lecturer, Bariatric Surgeon and OSSANZ Committee Member), about what can be done to curb the rise of obesity and current trends in Australian bariatric... (more)
22/08/14 - Research
T2DM costs
Overweight individuals with diabetes who lose weight by dieting and increasing their physical activity can reduce their health care costs by an average of more than US$500 per year, according to a study titled 'Impact of an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention on Use and Cost of Medical Services Among... (more)
21/08/14 - Research
Dementia
Obesity is associated with a heightened risk of dementia in later life, claims an observational study published online in Postgraduate Medical Journal. Crucially, the findings show that the age at which a person is obese seems to be a key factor, with an apparent tripling in risk for people in... (more)
21/08/14 - Research
Adolescent BMI
Foreign-born youth have a lower BMI than Canadian-born youth and (contrary to current thinking) these differences did not disappear in the years after immigration, according to a study of Canadian youth in CMAJ Open. BMI also varied by ethnicity, with East and Southeast Asian youth having a lower... (more)