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Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery undergo additional body contouring surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess skin, according to researchers from Stony Brook University Hospital, New York. In... (more)

14/06/17 - News

Calculating a person's waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, according to a study by Leeds Beckett University. The research, published in Plos One journal, aimed to improve... (more)
13/06/17 - News

Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, together with colleagues from Gelesis and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, presented preliminary data demonstrating that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose... (more)
13/06/17 - News

Data from a UK National Health Service (NHS) EndoBarrier Registry presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions has demonstrated that metabolic improvements made by patients while implanted with EndoBarrier were sustained six months after EndoBarrier... (more)

Post-op opioid use


According to research from a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multi-centre study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of...

12/06/17 - News

Globally, more than 2 billion people suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Interestingly, of the 4.0... (more)
07/06/17 - News

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals has completed enrolment of the Phase 2 multiple-ascending dose (MAD) study evaluating subcutaneous (SC) exendin 9-39 in post-bariatric surgical patients who experience dangerously low, postprandial blood glucose levels (hypoglycaemia) known as post-... (more)
07/06/17 - News

A new podcast, Beyond Bariatric Surgery Podcast, launched in May 2017, brings together the world’s best advice and support for bariatric surgery patients. Podcast host and nutrition expert, Dr Susan Mitchell based in Orlando, Florid,a has teamed up with Australian bariatric... (more)

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06/06/17 - Research
Post-op opioid use
According to research from a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded multi-centre study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, although the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery... (more)
06/06/17 - Research
Connect 4 Health trial
Two interventions that link clinical care with community resources helped improve key health measures in children with overweight or obesity at the outset of the study, according to investigators at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. The research,... (more)
05/06/17 - Research
mTor complex
Scientists at the Leibniz–Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin, Germany, have succeeded in locating a crucial off-switch for the central cell control for the mTor complex, that regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. Interestingly, this 'off-switch' is a lipid... (more)
31/05/17 - Research
Gut microbes
A study comparing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has reported that bypass produces profound changes in the composition of microbial communities in the gut, with the resulting gut flora distinct from both obese and normal weight patients. The... (more)
30/05/17 - Research
Childhood obesity
Obesity in childhood has long term health implications stretching into adulthood, according to a study in the journal Obesity Reviews. Researchers from the University of Surrey, UK, identified increased arterial damage and enhanced likelihood of pre-diabetes in participants who were obese in... (more)
26/05/17 - Research
BASIC and post-op complications
Researchers from Amsterdam, Blaricum and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, who used six pre-operative patient characteristics to classify patients in three risk classes, have concluded that their model identifies a small subgroup of patients with 30.6% risk of overall postoperative complications... (more)