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The 23rd World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from September 26-29, 2018. Attended by over 2,500 bariatric specialist and allied healthcare... (more)

16/11/18 - News

African Americans and Hispanic Americans who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are at greater risk to regain weight compared to Caucasians, according to researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC), who stated that a greater degree of vigilance is warranted for... (more)
15/11/18 - News

West Virginia and Mississippi may have the two highest obesity rates in the nation but rank 25th and 45th in the country when it comes to the number of weight-loss surgeries per capita, and have two of the worst state economies, according to a new analysis of factors that may... (more)
15/11/18 - News

Loss in muscle strength after Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass (RYGB) can be countered by resistance training and an increase in protein intake, according to researchers from France and Spain. The authors believe this is the first randomised controlled trial to examine if resistance... (more)

Obesity diversity

14/11/18

Researchers who analysed data from more than 2,400 obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery, have identified at least four different patient...

14/11/18 - News

Patients who have previously undergone bariatric surgery and later suffer unrelated heart failure, cut their risk of dying in half compared to those who did not have surgery, according to a study from Cleveland Clinic researchers who presented their findings at ObesityWeek 2018... (more)
14/11/18 - News

Patients with severe obesity who get weight-loss surgery cut their risk of developing coronary heart disease by about 40 percent, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers who presented their findings at ObesityWeek 2018, hosted by the American Society... (more)
14/11/18 - News

People with diabetes and severe obesity who had metabolic surgery were much less likely to die from diabetes or any other cause than those who received drug therapy alone, according to a meta-analysis by German researchers who presented their findings at ObesityWeek 2018, hosted... (more)

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14/11/18 - Industry
Innovative e-learning series
The Johnson and Johnson Institute, the educational arm of Johnson & Johnson, is pleased to announce a series of innovative e-learning programmes in which leading Key Opinion Leaders will not only address the barriers to obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment, but also discuss in detail how to... (more)
14/11/18 - Research
Intensive behavioural therapy
Intensive behavioural therapy (IBT), which provides diet and physical activity counselling, is proven to help adults with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss in six to 12 months, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study is the... (more)
14/11/18 - Research
Obesity diversity
Researchers who analysed data from more than 2,400 obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery, have identified at least four different patient subgroups that diverge significantly in eating behaviours and rate of diabetes, as well as weight loss three years after surgery. This is thought to be... (more)
13/11/18 - Research
Obesity and the US healthcare system
From 2000 to 2025, the US population has gone and will continue to go through significant increasing levels of obesity that will be a key driver underlying future rises in use of healthcare services and associated expenditure, according to a study published in PLOSone. The study found that severe... (more)
13/11/18 - Research
Gelesis100 results
Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class mechanotherapeutics to treat obesity and other chronic diseases related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, has announced expanded data from its Gelesis Loss of Weight (GLOW) clinical study. GLOW is a pivotal multi-centre, double-blind,... (more)
13/11/18 - Research
Overweight and depression
A largescale genomic analysis has found the strongest evidence yet that being overweight causes depression, even in the absence of other health problems. The research, jointly led by the University of Exeter and the University of South Australia, suggests that it is the psychological impact of... (more)