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Surgeons who perform at high-volumes have better outcomes especially in complex or risky surgeries, according to an analysis by researchers from the Mexico Bariatric. The study claims that there are eight principles consistent with scientific and... (more)

28/08/15 - News

Although gastric bypass is known to result in a reduction in glucose levels, a study by researchers from Norway and Denmark has found that is it independent of weight-loss.
25/08/15 - News

A four-year, US$37 million state programme to improve physical education at high-poverty middle schools failed to reduce obesity rates, according to a study by the University of Texas at Austin. The Texas Fitness Now programme, primarily gave money to schools to buy sports and... (more)
25/08/15 - News

Patients suffering from obesity-related diseases often experience an inflammation of the small intestine which can worsen their condition and a study published in the journal, Mitochondrial Respiration Controls Lysosomal Function during Inflammatory T Cell Responses, Cell... (more)

Protein malnutrition post-BPD

18/08/15

A study comparing protein malnutrition incidence, the amount of protein intake and the influence of various risk factors in patients undergoing...

25/08/15 - News

A review of survey data from more than 300 obese people who participated in a federally funded weight loss clinical trial in the US, found that although the overall weight loss rates were modest, those who rated their primary care doctor's support as particularly helpful lost... (more)
21/08/15 - News

Each person living with diabetes requires care that costs the Canadian healthcare system an average of C$16,000 over eight years, compared to C$6,000 in average health-care costs for people who don't live with diabetes, according to a study ‘Impact of diabetes on healthcare... (more)
20/08/15 - News

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a novel way to engineer the growth and expansion of energy-burning brown fat that reduced weight gain and lowered blood glucose levels in mice. The authors of the study, ‘Matrix assisted transplantation of... (more)

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20/08/15 - Research
Metabolic master switch
A study led by researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School that analysed the cellular circuitry underlying the strongest genetic association with obesity has unveiled a new pathway that controls human metabolism by prompting adipocytes to store fat or burn it away. The strongest association with... (more)
20/08/15 - Research
Systematic review of MGB
Laparoscopic mini gastric bypass (LMGB) is at least not inferior to laparoscopic gastric bypass (LRYGB), laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) in terms of weight loss and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission and has few complications. These are the... (more)
20/08/15 - Research
New obesity studies
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved US$9 million to fund two research studies focused on the treatment and prevention of obesity in children and adults. The first study, the PCORnet bariatric study, will compare the health benefits and safety associated with... (more)
19/08/15 - Research
Weight perceptions
People who recognise they are overweight or obese are more likely to put on weight than those who are unaware that they may be heavier than doctors would advise, according to research by the University of Liverpool. In a study, ‘Perceived weight status and risk of weight gain across life in US and... (more)
19/08/15 - Research
14-3-3zeta protein
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a gene that could be an important cause of obesity. The gene, which encodes a protein called 14-3-3zeta, is found in every cell of the body. When scientists silenced the gene in mice, it resulted in a 50 per cent reduction in the... (more)
19/08/15 - Research
SCALE trial
Overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes who received a daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, lost more weight over 56 weeks compared with placebo, according to a study ‘Efficacy of Liraglutide for Weight... (more)