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Early eye damage caused by obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes can potentially be reversed by bariatric surgery, according to a study presented at this year's Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in... (more)

19/09/17 - News

Mederi Therapeutics has announced that the first cases of Stretta Therapy, a non-surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), have been performed in Brazil. Dr Manoel Galvao Neto and Dr Eduardo Grecco, hosted Stretta training and performed the first cases at... (more)
18/09/17 - News

A body of research putting people with Type 2 diabetes on a low-calorie diet has confirmed the underlying causes of the condition and established that it is reversible. Professor Roy Taylor at Newcastle University, UK, has spent almost four decades studying the condition and... (more)
15/09/17 - News

Obese women with large bellies may be at risk of developing a different subtype of breast cancer than those with widespread fat accumulation, according to a study published in The Oncologist. The research suggests that the link between breast cancer and obesity may be more... (more)

Healthy obesity

13/09/17

Clinicians are being warned not to ignore the increased cardiovascular health risks of those who are classed as either 'healthy obese' or deemed...

15/09/17 - News

Scientists are looking at how differences in body composition may be a possible explanation for why consumption of some dairy products may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes or cardiometabolic disorders. The research was presented at this year's... (more)
12/09/17 - News

Fractyl Laboratories and clinical investigators for the Revita-1 clinical trial have report one-year data from the study showing sustained improvement in glycaemic parameters following a single treatment with Revita DMR in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The data was... (more)
11/09/17 - News

Patients who have substantial weight loss after bariatric surgery reduce their risk of acute care use for hypertension-related disease decreased by 40%, according to research by investigators from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine,... (more)

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11/09/17 - Research
Hypertension-related morbidities
Patients who have substantial weight loss after bariatric surgery reduce their risk of acute care use for hypertension-related disease decreased by 40%, according to research by investigators from Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General... (more)
08/09/17 - Research
T2DM criteria
Using the more stringent American Diabetes Association (ADA) criteria for defining type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission (ADA criteria) results in a lower rate of remission, compared to the criteria from several Spanish scientific associations Española de Endocrinología y Nutrición/Sociedad Española... (more)
07/09/17 - Research
BPD/DS vs RYGB
Super obese patients have superior weight reduction and a better effect on diabetes with biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) using the Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System (BAROS), according to researchers from the Uppsala... (more)
06/09/17 - Industry
vBloc study
EnteroMedics has started its US FDA post-approval study of the vBloc System, a medical device used to treat obesity. The ReNEW Study: Maestro New Enrollment Post-Approval Study (ReNEW) will evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of the vBloc System for weight loss in obese patients in a... (more)
06/09/17 - Research
PCOS and T2D
Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and are diagnosed at an earlier age with the condition, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The nationwide study is the... (more)
05/09/17 - Research
Nanoparticles fighting obesity
In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, Purdue University scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells. White adipose tissue, most associated with obesity, is a type of fat that... (more)