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The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has released recommendations based on best available evidence and expert opinion from the global surgical community... (more)

31/03/20 - News

Zealand Pharma, a Copenhagen-based biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based medicines, has announced positive topline results from a Phase 2 clinical trial using mini-doses of dasiglucagon in individuals who have undergone... (more)
30/03/20 - News

Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who received Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) had significantly improved blood glucose levels, liver insulin sensitivity and other metabolic measures three months later, according to new data from the REVITA-2 study. These... (more)
27/03/20 - News

Researchers at the University of Chicago have described how part of the nervous system changes in adults affected by obesity, and what role this plays in appetite, eating behaviours and even sleep cycles.

Surgical vs non-surgical outcomes


People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at five years than those who did not have...

26/03/20 - News

The factors causing childhood obesity are different for wealthier and poorer countries, and the management of the disease is complex, according to a report by Yale scientists. According to one study cited in the report, BMI data from 200 countries showed paediatric obesity has... (more)
26/03/20 - News

Although the overall prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents has fallen slightly over the past decade, the rates of both conditions have increased in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, according to a study that included more than one million children... (more)
25/03/20 - News

World Obesity has issues a statement concerning obesity and of COVID-19 stating that obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effect of COVID-19 indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that people with heart disease and diabetes are at higher... (more)

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25/03/20 - Research
A new report on COVID-19 data to March 18 from Italy, prepared by an Italian expert for the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), states that the rate of increase in the number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) with COVID-19 in Italy may have peaked in Lombardy, and may still be... (more)
25/03/20 - Community
The four Royal Surgical Colleges (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the Association of... (more)
25/03/20 - Community
The American College of Surgeons has issued guidelines for the triage of metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) patients, as part of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Surgery online resource for the surgical community facing the impact of COVID-19. The content has been developed or curated... (more)
24/03/20 - Community
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all elective surgeries, non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures be delayed during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The CMS announced in a statement that as more healthcare providers are increasingly... (more)
24/03/20 - Community
Dear Colleagues, Elective bariatric surgery in both the NHS and private sectors will effectively cease for the next 3- 6 months to help the NHS cope with the extraordinary pressures that the coronavirus outbreak has brought. In the midst of this organised chaos and uncertainty it’s important that... (more)
24/03/20 - Research
Approximately 70% of patients admitted to intensive care units in UK hospitals as a result of coronavirus are overweight or have obesity or morbidly obesity, according to an analysis by the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre on 19th March. The research is the first in-depth... (more)