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Obese, middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period, according to a study assessing the long-term risk of bariatric surgery. The study was by... (more)

18/01/18 - News

The human body undergoes dramatic changes during even short periods of weight gain and loss, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. They found that as people gain or lose excess weight they exhibit notable changes in their... (more)
17/01/18 - News

First of their kind three-dimensional images of fat cells are the latest tactic in the ongoing fight against the global obesity epidemic. Produced by The Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, the research reveals the inner workings of fat tissue in mice... (more)
17/01/18 - News

Rising obesity rates in several Southern states are leading to a rapid increase in new cases of diabetes among both black and white adults, according to a study by investigators at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC),... (more)

SM-BOSS and SLEEVEPASS

17/01/18

The five-year outcomes from two randomised clinical trials both assessing sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) vs laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass (RYGB...

17/01/18 - News

Being overweight or obese exponentially increases the risk of suffering heart disease or cancer, according to the Spanish Risk Function of Coronary and Other Events (FRESCO) study led by researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) and doctors from... (more)
17/01/18 - News

A specific group of bile acids could directly burn away the lipids in fat depots possibly highlighting a new therapy against obesity, according to researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. The EPFL scientists discovered that bile acids can... (more)
16/01/18 - News

The recommendations regarding bariatric surgery from the Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) consensus conference in London, September 2015, should replace the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggestions that have governed bariatric surgery practice and insurance compensation... (more)

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16/01/18 - Research
DSS-II bariatric recommendations
The recommendations regarding bariatric surgery from the Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) consensus conference in London, September 2015, should replace the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggestions that have governed bariatric surgery practice and insurance compensation worldwide since 1991... (more)
16/01/18 - Research
GTF2IRD1 molecule
UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases. The new findings, demonstrated initially in mice and supported by data from human patients, could lead to new biomarkers to... (more)
16/01/18 - Research
Diet and prostate cancer metastasis
Researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found new insights on the genetic mechanisms that promote metastasis in the mouse model and also implicated the typical Western high-fat diet as a key environmental factor driving metastasis. The research was... (more)
15/01/18 - Research
US mortality rates
There has been a reduction in the rate of improvement in American mortality during the last three decades and according to a recent study, the rise in obesity is to blame. The research by Samuel Preston, a sociology professor in the School of Arts and Sciences; Yana Vierboom, a graduate student in... (more)
15/01/18 - Research
Adipose tissue
Researchers from the University of Exeter, UK, has reported that the fat of people with obesity becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult. An analysis of the health of adipose (fat) tissue in overweight people found that their fat can cease to cope as it... (more)
11/01/18 - Policy
Obesity in the workplace
Effective prevention and treatment steps, including coverage for bariatric surgery when indicated, can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Guidance Statement,... (more)