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The 20th Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, promoted by the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM), 15–18 May , in Curitiba, Paraná. The event will bring the world´s most renowned experts in the treatment of... (more)

17/05/19 - News

Dr Torsten Olbers is a professor of surgery and consultant bariatric surgeon at University of Linkoping in Sweden. His national and international reputation stems from combining a busy clinical activity with continuous academic productivity. As a regularly invited lecturer at... (more)
17/05/19 - News

On the second day of the 20th Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Dr Jaime Ponce, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee, USA, spoke about the importance of implementing Bariatric Surgery Centers of... (more)
17/05/19 - News

Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a study by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine has found that their use is extremely low... (more)

Lifestyle and cancer

16/05/19

Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated...

14/05/19 - News

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) show for the first time in mice that the acyl-CoA-binding... (more)
10/05/19 - News

There were more than 700,000 obesity-related hospital admissions in England in 2017/18, an increase of 94,000 on the previous year, according to a report from NHS Digital. The ‘Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England, 2019’ report revealed that there were 10,... (more)
09/05/19 - News

Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world's rural areas than in cities, according to a study of global trends in BMI. The research led by Imperial College London analysed the height and weight data of more than 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200... (more)

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09/05/19 - Research
Global obesity
Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world's rural areas than in cities, according to a study of global trends in BMI. The research led by Imperial College London analysed the height and weight data of more than 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200 countries and territories... (more)
08/05/19 - Research
Obesity and cancer
A study from researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that obesity reprograms mammary adipose tissue macrophages to a pro-inflammatory metabolically activated phenotype (MMe) that alters the niche to support tumour formation, increasing the incidence and severity of triple-negative... (more)
03/05/19 - Research
Body weight regulation
Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have clarified the link between the molecule interleukine-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity, following experiments on rats and mice, which showed that the molecule does affect the risk of obesity, and also where this effect occurs in the brain. IL-6... (more)
01/05/19 - Research
Revision procedures
Mini gastric bypass-one anastomosis gastric bypass (MGB-OAGB) is now the 3rd most commonly performed bariatric procedure in the world, and is believed by some of its proponents to be equal too, if not better than, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Bariatric News spoke with Dr Karl P Rheinwalt (Head... (more)
30/04/19 - Industry
Product approval
BAROnova has announced FDA approval for its the TransPyloric Shuttle (TPS) Device, a non-surgical weight loss solution for adult individuals with obesity with a BMI35.0-40.0 or a BMI of 30.0-34.9 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions and is intended to be used in conjunction with a... (more)
30/04/19 - Research
European Congress on Obesity 2019
New research from WHO Europe shows there is a wide gradient of severe child obesity across Europe, with countries in Southern Europe generally having the highest rates, according to a paper presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK. The paper, led by Dr Angela Spinelli,... (more)