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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The Obesity Society (TOS) are seeking to raise awareness and provide recommendations regarding the prevalence and negative effects of weight stigma on paediatric patients and their families. In a joint... (more)

20/11/17 - News

The majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK. Despite the fact that 63% of the English and 67% of the Scottish adult population is overweight, only 25.4% of this... (more)
20/11/17 - News

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after weight loss. The team found that, in the presence of a calorie-restricted diet... (more)
16/11/17 - News

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) in adolescents can cause changes in brain and cognitive functioning relevant to obesogenic behaviour and result in weight loss that was associated with reduced prefrontal activation, suggesting the brain changed and adapted (neural plasticity)... (more)

LSG and acanthosis nigricans

17/11/17

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can result in a substantial reduction in body composition and improvements in skin hyperkeratosis and...

16/11/17 - News

The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, according to a study by researchers from Cardiff University, UK. The findings of the study also suggest that neither randomised trials nor... (more)
16/11/17 - News

A heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose could be a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from UC San Francisco. It has been known for decades that low... (more)
15/11/17 - News

Research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own. The study, which was conducted in mice, shows that the gene variation causes fat cells to suck up glucose faster than normal... (more)

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15/11/17 - Research
Obesity epidemic
Research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own. The study, which was conducted in mice, shows that the gene variation causes fat cells to suck up glucose faster than normal, more than doubling... (more)
14/11/17 - Research
GATEWAY trial
Gastric bypass is an effective strategy for blood pressure (BP) control in a broad population of patients with obesity and hypertension, according to the Gastric Bypass to Treat Obese Patients With Steady Hypertension (GATEWAY). The GATEWAY trial results revealed that gastric bypass surgery - along... (more)
13/11/17 - Industry
Endobarrier
GI Dynamics has received notification from its notified body SGS United Kingdom, Limited (SGS) that SGS will withdraw the CE Certificate of Conformity for EndoBarrier effective 12 November 2017. As previously announced, on 17 May 2017 the company received notification from SGS that the EndoBarrier... (more)
13/11/17 - Research
Social impact from surgery
An investigation into how bariatric patients adjust to life after surgery offers new insights which can be used by healthcare professionals to support both patients pre- and post-operatively.  A study carried out by researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, University of... (more)
12/11/17 - Research
GP and LSG
Gastric plication (GP) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) procedures achieved almost equal effectiveness by inducing weight loss, reducing food intake, improving glucose tolerance, regulating metabolic hormones and altering gastrointestinal dynamics in obese diabetic rats, according to a... (more)
11/11/17 - Research
Obese adults and cardiac surgery
There is an association between obesity and postoperative functional decline in survivors of cardiac surgery by age, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania who examined information from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study. The outcomes were featured in the... (more)