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Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy (Sahlgrenska University hospital), Gothenburg, Sweden, have found part of the explanation as to why gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss - the operation enhances energy expenditure such... (more)

02/07/15 - News

In the first study of its kind, Penn researchers have shown how an anti-diabetic drug can have variable effects depending on small natural differences in DNA sequence between individuals. Drs Mitchell Lazar and Raymond Soccio, and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine... (more)
01/07/15 - News

The obesity epidemic is increasing in many countries in step with increases in the food energy supply, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. The study, by authors based in New Zealand and the US, analysed increases in the food energy... (more)
01/07/15 - News

Market researchers have found that 70 percent of respondents who consider themselves significantly above the ideal weight (30lbs overweight) felt bariatric surgery was an acceptable treatment for obesity, although 85 percent would not choose surgery for themselves. The survey... (more)

ASMBS initiative

26/06/15

The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has released a list of five things to generally avoid when patients undergo...

30/06/15 - News

Ethicon has announced a US$3.2 million investment in clinical research to better understand how earlier surgical intervention may improve conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Through its ‘Time to Act on Obesity’ commitment, Ethicon is sponsoring more than 20 clinical... (more)
29/06/15 - News

According to a study carried out by researchers in Germany 84% of the patients seeking bariatric treatment screened positive for at least one mental health disorder. Utilising a computerised Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ), the researchers from RWTH Aachen University... (more)
27/06/15 - News

Investigators have reported that lower energy expenditure due to physical activity is associated with higher grades of obesity, however, an assumption that lower activity thermogenesis and of differences in physical activity patterns (like a lower number of daily steps, and a... (more)

More news

26/06/15 - Research
Meeting report
Introduction (and welcome address): Time for us to change! Although the need for innovation remains a mantra in bariatrics, we felt that a different type of organization was requested starting effectively this year 2015, for several reasons: Some trends are moving so fast that sometimes "wait and... (more)
26/06/15 - Community
ASMBS initiative
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has released a list of five things to generally avoid when patients undergo bariatric surgery. The creation of the list is part of ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely initiative, which raises professional and public awareness about... (more)
26/06/15 - Research
Meeting report
Introduction (and welcome address): Time for us to change! Although the need for innovation remains a mantra in bariatrics, we felt that a different type of organization was requested starting effectively this year 2015, for several reasons: Some trends are moving so fast that sometimes "wait and... (more)
26/06/15 - Research
Meeting report
Introduction (and welcome address): Time for us to change! Although the need for innovation remains a mantra in bariatrics, we felt that a different type of organization was requested starting effectively this year 2015, for several reasons: Some trends are moving so fast that sometimes "wait and... (more)
23/06/15 - Research
US obesity rates
More than two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, according to a research letter featured in JAMA Internal Medicine, in the letter, Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2007-2012, Drs Graham A Colditz and Lin Yang of the Washington University School of Medicine... (more)
23/06/15 - Research
Incontinence and surgery
An investigation led by UC San Francisco has concluded that bariatric surgery may substantially reduce urinary incontinence. The study, Urinary Incontinence Before and After Bariatric Surgery published in JAMA Internal Medicine, is thought to be the first to examine the longer-term effects of the... (more)