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Testing for insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) could help to prevent postprandial hypoglycaemia following bariatric surgery, according to paper published by researchers from the Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria. The study was published... (more)

17/04/14 - News

Eating high-calorie foods leads to the dysfunction of brown adipose tissue (BAT also called brown fat) cells causing them to ‘whiten’, claim researchers from Boston University. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, claims to be the first to describe how... (more)
17/04/14 - News

It has been known for some time that changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery however, a UK study has found that patients who experienced food aversions enjoyed significantly more postoperative... (more)
16/04/14 - News

Vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle for people who are severely obese, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D... (more)

In reference to a recently published randomized controlled trial featured in the Lancet Diabetes - Endocrinology , co-author Professor Paul O'Brien...
15/04/14 - News

Loop duodeno-enterosomies with sleeve gastrectomy can be safely performed, according to a group of researchers Germany and Poland.  The study, ‘Pylorus preserving loop duodeno-enterostomy with sleeve gastrectomy - preliminary results.’ published online in BMC Surgery, concludes... (more)
15/04/14 - News

Obese people take less time to feel full than those of normal weight despite consuming more calories and this faster speed of eating could play an important role in obesity, according to a study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
14/04/14 - News

One in ten US adults as diabetes with the percentage of diabetic Americans doubling since 1988, according to a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. They found that in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and... (more)

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14/04/14 - Research
Diabetes breakthrough
By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells’ energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. Published in the journal Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase... (more)
10/04/14 - Research
BMI and T2DM
Not only is BMI strongly and independently associated with the risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but BMI categories were increasingly more likely to be diagnosed with T2DM than individuals in lower BMI categories, according to a study published online in Diabetology & Metabolic... (more)
10/04/14 - Research
Banding and T2DM
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band surgery in overweight people with type 2 diabetes improves glycaemic control, according to the results of an Australian randomised clinical trial. The study, published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, compared multidisciplinary diabetes care... (more)
09/04/14 - Research
US study
There has been an upward trend in the more severe forms of obesity in children and an increase in all classes of obesity in US children over the last 14 years, according to a study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and published in JAMA Pediatrics. "An increase in more severe... (more)
09/04/14 - Research
The obesity price
US researchers looking at total lifetime medical costs have estimated that, childhood obesity costs US$19,000 more per child than lifetime costs for normal weight children. "Reducing childhood obesity is a public health priority that has substantial health and economic benefits," said study lead,... (more)
07/04/14 - Research
Alcohol abuse
A study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that upwards of half of high-risk drinkers are actually less likely to report high-risk drinking behaviour after bariatric surgery. The paper, which is published in the journal, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, is thought to be the... (more)