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Two-year outcomes from the Diabetes Surgery Study have found that although the addition of gastric bypass to lifestyle and medical management in patients with type 2 diabetes improved diabetes control, adverse events and nutritional deficiencies... (more)

21/05/15 - News

The International Federation for the Study of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) has been at the forefront in the fight against obesity and obesity related metabolic disorders since its inception in Stockholm, Sweden in 1995. It remains the largest bariatric/metabolic... (more)
20/05/15 - News

Research led by investigators at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Metabolic Diseases Institute have reported that leptin resistance does not cause obesity.
13/05/15 - News

Orexigen Therapeutics has issued a statement regarding the termination of the Light Study a cardiovascular (CV) outcomes trial that compared the obesity drug Contrave (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCl extended-release tablets) to placebo, in addition to diet and exercise... (more)

Post-operative alcoholism

11/05/15

Preliminary results from a trial in Norway suggest that sleeve gastrectomy leads to patients having a more rapid uptake of alcohol, which also...

12/05/15 - News

About 30 international speakers and more than 250 other participants from Qatar and the region gathered at the first Qatar International Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Summit (QIMBSS) recently hosted by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to discuss the latest techniques in... (more)
09/05/15 - News

Zafgen’s Beloranib has reported positive efficacy and safety data from its ZAF-201 Phase 2 trial in obese patients, as well as efficacy and safety data from ZAF-211, a proof of concept study in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). These findings were presented at the 22nd... (more)
07/05/15 - News

Patients who undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery report negative effects in the years after the procedure, including personality changes, social challenges, physical limitations and a constant focus on food, according to a Danish study research published in the... (more)

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07/05/15 - Research
Impact of bypass surgery
Patients who undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery report negative effects in the years after the procedure, including personality changes, social challenges, physical limitations and a constant focus on food, according to a Danish study research published in the Bariatric Surgical Practice... (more)
05/05/15 - Industry
Excellence-center status
As a result of long term strategic planning the Ascuro AG and helped Professor Dr Rudolf Weiner, medical specialist for abdominal surgery, and his team to welcome the first obese patients in the newly opened clinic for bariatric and metabolic surgery with affiliated Adipositas Centre at the Sana... (more)
05/05/15 - Research
Obesity paradox
Patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight but not obese live longer than those who are underweight or normal-weight, according to a study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The adds further to the co-called ‘obesity paradox’ debate, which some researchers believe that overweight... (more)
01/05/15 - Research
Urine link
Scientists led by Imperial College London have identified chemical markers in urine associated with body mass, providing insights into how obesity causes disease. The research shows that obesity has a 'metabolic signature' detectable in urine samples, pointing to processes that could be targeted to... (more)
30/04/15 - Research
Adolescent obesity
Researchers participating in the ‘Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS) study have reported that adolescents with severe obesity have musculoskeletal pain that limits their physical function and quality of life. Published in JAMA Pediatrics, the investigators noted that... (more)
30/04/15 - Research
Gender disparity
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among US men and women undergoing bariatric surgery. The study, Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Do Not Reach Obese Men... (more)