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Bariatric fellowships reduce the learning curve for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (LRYGB) and helps to achieve excellent outcomes in the first and over seven years of independent practice, according to a study by researchers at the... (more)

12/03/19 - News

There is very little difference in access to bariatric surgery in Sweden with regards to socioeconomic status among patients with BMI>40, according to researchers from Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
08/03/19 - News

Researchers from Rockefeller University and collaborators have identified a genetic mechanism that may play a role in at least 10 percent of all obesity cases. The findings, which could help identify individuals with treatable forms of the condition, shed new light on the... (more)
06/03/19 - News

An intervention combining behavioural weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved weight loss and depressive symptoms compared with routine physician care, according... (more)

Surgery and sexual health

26/02/19

Approximately half of women and men who reported pre-surgical dissatisfaction with sexual life experienced post-surgical improvements in...

25/02/19 - News

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) appears to be well-tolerated, safe and effective, according to a report from researchers Saudi Arabia, which included 1,000 consecutive patients. The study found that the procedure resulted in significant weight loss occurs during the first... (more)
25/02/19 - News

Should a bariatric surgeon perform the procedure requested by the patient? I am often asked this question. I have always taken this to be a push back by surgeons who claim they did an operation because that is what the patient wanted. This is usually in response to the question... (more)
20/02/19 - News

A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic modifications, control the activity of our genes without changing the actual DNA sequence... (more)

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20/02/19 - Research
Obesity and genes
A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic modifications, control the activity of our genes without changing the actual DNA sequence. One of the main... (more)
18/02/19 - Research
Lypla1 gene
Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team of the University of California (UCLA), Helmholtz Zentrum München, a partner of the DZD, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany,... (more)
15/02/19 - Research
High-protein, low-calorie diet
Geriatricians have long struggled with how to recommend safe weight loss for seniors, because dropping pounds can lead to muscle and bone loss. However, a high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose ‘bad’... (more)
14/02/19 - Research
Patient experiences
A PhD student at Swansea University has begun a study that is exploring patient experiences during their journey through bariatric surgery. Specifically, looking at the patients’ responses to negative emotions prior to surgery and examine whether this information can provide some useful information... (more)
14/02/19 - Research
EndoBarrier Pivotal Trial
GI Dynamics has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct its pivotal trial of EndoBarrier for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The pivotal trial of EndoBarrier, referred to as the 18-1 study, is a randomised (3:1) controlled double-blinded clinical trial designed to measure the... (more)
13/02/19 - Research
Oestrogen and T2DM
The results of a Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which oestrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recent research on the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes has shown gender-related... (more)