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Two studies at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City have found that bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes after hip or knee replacement. The papers, ‘Cost-Effectiveness of... (more)

27/03/15 - News

Repeated use of some types of antibiotics may put people at increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes by possibly altering their gut bacteria, according to a large observational study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The findings emphasise the need to... (more)
27/03/15 - News

Medication used to treat patients with type II diabetes activates sensors on brain cells that increase hunger, causing people taking this drug to gain more body fat, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Oregon Health and Science University, Georgia Regents... (more)
26/03/15 - News

Gelesis, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of first-in-class products to induce weight loss and improve glycaemic control, has closed an equity financing of shares of convertible preferred stock for gross proceeds of approximately US$22 million,... (more)

LSG and gut microbiota

20/03/15

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) improves obesity-associated gut microbiota composition towards a lean microbiome phenotype, as well as...

25/03/15 - News

Congratulations to BariatricPal – the online weight loss surgery community – having reached a milestone membership number of 250,000 members. The BariatricPal forums offer a welcoming environment where members can discuss topics related to weight loss surgery, including pre-... (more)
25/03/15 - News

Weight discrimination is linked to significantly lower quality of life, and accounts for approximately 40% of the negative psychological effects associated with obesity, according to researchers from the University College London (UCL), London, UK. The study, funded by Cancer... (more)
25/03/15 - News

Researchers from Vanderbilt University have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid. Mice that drank water laced with the programmed bacteria ate less, had lower body fat and staved off diabetes - even when... (more)

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24/03/15 - Research
Patient ‘investment’
Researchers in the UK have announced the creation of a randomised clinical trial that will examine if successful weight loss post-surgery can be attributed in part to the amount of investment the patient feels that they have made in their operation. There is evidence to suggest that patients who... (more)
24/03/15 - Research
AMOS update
Adolescent bariatric surgery for adolescents can offer substantial weight loss and improvements both in health and quality of life similar to those reported in adults, although additional studies are required to determine the long-term outcomes. This is just one of the conclusions from the latest... (more)
20/03/15 - Research
Stem cell breakthrough
A combination of human stem cell transplantation and antidiabetic drugs proved to be highly effective at improving body weight and glucose metabolism in a mouse model of type 2 diabetes. The paper, ‘Treating Diet-Induced Diabetes and Obesity with Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Pancreatic... (more)
20/03/15 - Research
PTEN and T2DM
It has long been known that obese men are more likely to develop type two diabetes than obese women, but researchers at McMaster University have discovered it may be related to a difference between the sexes in the activity of a protein in the muscle. As people become overweight, their skeletal... (more)
20/03/15 - Research
Post-gestational diabetes
A paper ‘Long-term risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in relation to BMI and weight change among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study’, published in Diabetologia has concluded that women who have developed gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during... (more)
20/03/15 - Research
LSG and gut microbiota
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) improves obesity-associated gut microbiota composition towards a lean microbiome phenotype, as well as increasing malabsorption due to loss in energy-rich faecal substrates and impairment of bile acid circulation. These are the conclusion by researchers from... (more)