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Bariatric and metabolic surgery with intensive medical therapy is a better long-term treatment option than intensive medical therapy alone, for patients with obesity (BMI≥27) and uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, according to the five-year outcomes from... (more)

20/02/17 - News

Medtronic has launched the Signia Stapling System, the latest addition to the company's minimally invasive surgery (MIS) portfolio, which provides surgeons with real-time feedback and automated responses to that real-time data. The Signia system includes Adaptive Firing... (more)
17/02/17 - News

Bariatric surgery is relatively safe and appears to be effective in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by researchers from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. This study is thought to be the first retrospective case-control series evaluating the long-term... (more)
15/02/17 - News

GI Dynamics has announced it has completed enrolment in the first clinical trial evaluating EndoBarrier in adolescents.  The study was conducted at the University Children’s Hospital (UCH) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This investigator-initiated prospective single-arm study was led... (more)

Bariatric embolization


The outcomes from the Bariatric Embolization of Arteries for the Treatment of Obesity (BEAT Obesity) study has found that the procedure is...

14/02/17 - News

Acarbose, a glucosidase inhibitor that slows carbohydrate digestion, has been found to result in complete remission of dumping syndrome (DS) in most subjects and substantially decreased the frequency and intensity of both early and late DS events. The study researchers from... (more)
13/02/17 - News

BMI has been reported to be the strongest of King’s Obesity Staging Criteria (KOSC) -domain associated with the choice of subsequent bariatric surgery after a shared decision making process, according to researchers from Norway and the UK.
13/02/17 - News

Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others.

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13/02/17 - Research
Protein and obesity
Obesity in Latin America is increasingly concentrated among women of low socioeconomic status, but surprisingly little is known about what such women eat or how their diets compare to others. However, a study published in the American Journal of Human Biology by researchers at the CU Anschutz... (more)
13/02/17 - Research
Losing weight appears to reset the chemical messages that fat cells send to other parts of the body that otherwise would encourage the development of Type 2 diabetes, according to researchers led by Children's National Health System. The findings could offer hope to the nearly two billion adults... (more)
10/02/17 - Research
vBloc Therapy
Three-year data from the VBLOC DM2 Study of vBloc Neurometabolic Therapy in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes, has reported that the average percentage excess weight loss (%EWL) was 21% with reductions in haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) of 0.6 percentage points from a baseline of 7.8%. The publication, ‘... (more)
09/02/17 - Research
Post-bariatric gastric outlet
A new guidewire has demonstrated a high degree of observer reliability presenting similar results between expert endoscopists and trainees, according to a Brazilian study. The researchers said that between 10 and 20% of all patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures regain weight secondary to... (more)
08/02/17 - Research
Obesity endometrial cancer
Losing weight is associated with a significantly lower risk of endometrial cancer, and that benefit appears to be greatest in obese women, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The researchers reviewed data from 36,794 American women between the ages of 50 and 79. The... (more)
08/02/17 - Research
Ion channel
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified an ion channel required for brain cells to suppress eating behaviour in response to the hormone leptin or to the anti-obesity drug lorcaserin. Ion channels are tunnel-shaped passageways on the surface of neurons through which charged... (more)