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The results from a large population-based study suggest that bariatric surgery may have only a limited and short-lived effect on clinical depression. The study (‘Impact of bariatric surgery on clinical depression (Interrupted time series study with... (more)

22/04/15 - News

Type 2 diabetics who are resistant to insulin have an excess blood glucose level, which they are now trying to reduce using a new class of diabetes drugs known as the gliflozins. These new drugs lower the sugar level but also produce a paradoxical effect, leading to the... (more)
21/04/15 - News

An intervention programme utilising computerised health records could lead to improvements in children’s BMI, according to a paper ‘Comparative Effectiveness of Childhood Obesity Interventions in Pediatric Primary Care - A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial’ published in JAMA... (more)
20/04/15 - News

EndoGastric Solutions has announced that Dr Karim Trad presented a review of data from EndoGastric Solutions’ multi-centre, randomised, controlled TEMPO and RESPECT studies for the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure at SAGES 2015, the annual meeting of the... (more)

Surgery in older patients

16/04/15

A study comparing the outcomes from laparoscopic Roux–en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients aged more than 55...

20/04/15 - News

Researchers looking at how to tackle the UK’s obesity issue – have reported that patients are often treated the same regardless of how healthy they are, where they live or their behavioural characteristics. The study by researchers from the University of Sheffield and published... (more)
20/04/15 - News

Australian GPs need more support to help them meet national guidelines to tackle obesity, according to research by Monash University and published in the Medical Journal of Australia. The study, Obesity management in general practice: does current practice match guideline... (more)
17/04/15 - News

Obesity has a profoundly different effect on prostate cancer risk in African-American as compared to non-Hispanic white men, according to a study 'Difference in Association of Obesity With Prostate Cancer Risk Between US African American and Non-Hispanic White Men in the... (more)

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16/04/15 - Research
Surgery in older patients
A study comparing the outcomes from laparoscopic Roux–en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in patients aged more than 55 years has concluded that both procedures  achieve good weight loss and resolution of comorbidities, and although bypass is superior in terms of diabetes... (more)
16/04/15 - Research
Food choices
Making small, consistent changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods we eat may have a big impact on long-term weight gain, according to a study led by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and published on-line in The American... (more)
14/04/15 - Industry
Distribution agreement
Sizewise Worldwide and The Morel Company have formed an exclusive distribution agreement for a bariatric system, which they claim is the first of its kind, that can move a patient weighing up to 750lbs, up in bed with the touch of a button. Until now, traditional repositioning methods have been... (more)
13/04/15 - Research
Dementia and obesity
Middle-aged people who are underweight (BMI<20) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal. The findings, which come from the largest ever study to examine the... (more)
13/04/15 - Industry
FDA product process
ReShape Medical will not have to attend an FDA advisory committee as part of its regulatory path to commercialise a balloon system to combat obesity - the ReShape Duo device – reports MassDevice.com. The company previously anticipated a launch in the US in mid-to-late 2015, after the company... (more)
09/04/15 - Research
abiliti stimulation system
The outcomes from a German multi-centre study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a closed-loop gastric electric stimulation device (abiliti system, Intrapace) has reported that at 12 months the mean excess weight loss (EWL) was 28.7 % (22.5-34.5%), and mean reduction in BMI was 4.8±3.2.... (more)