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Although gastric bypass surgery has become an increasingly popular, some gastric bypass patients struggle with side effects from the procedure, which are difficult to treat due to the patients' surgically-altered digestive tract. In order to more... (more)

18/12/14 - News

Overweight and obesity is increasing in the EU with 53% of adults in the EU now either overweight or obese, according to the third edition of ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2014’ report. There are considerable variations between countries, the report states. For example, the... (more)
17/12/14 - News

Women who become pregnant after bariatric surgery are at high risk for low micronutrient levels, especially for vitamins A and B-1 and albumin, according to research published online at PlosOne.
17/12/14 - News

Covidien has lost its patent infringement suit against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon Endo-Surgery after the latest ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC. The Court ruled that Covidien’s patent claims were termed invalid... (more)

XXIII IFSO World Congress


At the XIX IFSO World Congress in Montreal (Canada), it was announced that Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had been awarded the honour of hosting...

16/12/14 - News

Zafgen has initiated a Phase 2b clinical trial with its lead product candidate, beloranib, in the treatment of patients with both severe obesity and type 2 diabetes. The trial is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled design in severely obese adults with a BMI between... (more)
15/12/14 - News

Bariatric surgery with subsequent marked weight loss may reduce knee complaints in morbidly obese adults, according to research published in Obesity Reviews. Dr V A Groen from Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues conducted a systematic review... (more)
13/12/14 - News

Bariatric surgery may reduce the frequency and severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, according to the findings from two studies published in BJU International.

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12/12/14 - Research
Laparoscopic training
Researchers from Santa Casa Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil, have proposed a laparoscopic bariatric surgery training programme model for gastric bypass. Published online at PlosOne, the authors claim that the model was “efficient for this specific group of surgeons, as it permitted the... (more)
11/12/14 - Policy
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A global issue of pandemic proportions The need to tackle obesity – both in healthcare and society in general – is the message from experts across the region who are discussing ways to effectively address a health emergency that will not be solved by continuing to focus on prevention alone. Obesity... (more)
09/12/14 - Research
Peripheral serotonin
Researchers from McMaster University have reported that peripheral serotonin is elevated in obese people and contributes to obesity and diabetes, by inhibiting brown fat activity. The lesser-known peripheral serotonin circulates in the blood and makes up 95 per cent of the body's serotonin.... (more)
08/12/14 - Community
XXIII IFSO World Congress
At the XIX IFSO World Congress in Montreal (Canada), it was announced that Dubai, United Arab Emirates, had been awarded the honour of hosting the XXIII IFSO World Congress in 2018. Bariatric News talks to Dr Faruq Badiuddin, President of the GOSS 2014 meeting and President of the Emirates Obesity... (more)
05/12/14 - Research
Life expectancy
Investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University have examined the relationship between body weight and life expectancy and found that overweight and obese individuals have the potential to decrease life expectancy by up to eight years.... (more)
04/12/14 - Research
Leptin and hypertension
Leptin drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain, according to researchers from Monash University and the University of Cambridge. A study, ‘Leptin Mediates the Increase in Blood Pressure Associated with Obesity’, published in the journal Cell, reported that some obese... (more)