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The latest results from the non-invasive Revita Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing (DMR) procedure has reported that the procedure improves broader measures of metabolic control in patients with type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease. The results showed... (more)

29/04/16 - News

Women underwent 76 per cent of bariatric surgery procedures performed by NHS England during 2014-15, according to the latest figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). During 2014-15, 6,030 bariatric surgery procedures were recorded in total with... (more)
28/04/16 - News

Alizé Pharma SAS has announced that top-line results of a Phase II clinical trial of AZP-531, its unacylated ghrelin analogue, in patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), showed a significant improvement in food-related behavior in patients treated with AZP-531 (p<0.05... (more)
28/04/16 - News

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has claimed that smokers and overweight patients are becoming soft targets for NHS savings, according to the findings of their report found that over one in three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England are denying or delaying routine... (more)

Childhood obesity in China

27/04/16

China is paying the price of adopting a western lifestyle with soaring childhood obesity, according to a 29 year study in nearly 28,000 children...

27/04/16 - News

XOMA Corporation has initiated its proof-of-concept study to evaluate the safety and clinical pharmacology of a single dose of XOMA 358 in patients who experience hypoglycaemia after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. XOMA 358 is a fully human allosteric monoclonal antibody... (more)
26/04/16 - Opinion/blog

Just in case you missed any news in March 2016, these were the 10 most read articles on bariatricnews.net including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more... UK report: Early results show safety and efficacy of MGB
26/04/16 - News

The alarming increase in US childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago continues unabated, with the biggest increases in severe obesity, according to a study led by a Duke Clinical Research Institute scientist.

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26/04/16 - Research
Visceral fat
A study led by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago has reported that  a regulatory molecule in cells called TRIP-Br2 that is produced in response to overeating's stress on the machinery cells use to produce proteins, which they claims shows how visceral fat contributes to insulin... (more)
25/04/16 - Event
Live obesity surgery report
Any bariatric surgery is a big challenge for each surgeon. Sophisticated anatomy ,special difficult anatomical peculiarities and obesity-associated comorbidities distinguish this kind of surgery from other surgical subspecialities. This kind of surgery should consider all peculiarities of obese... (more)
25/04/16 - Research
LRYGB in adolescents
The seven years outcomes of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) in adolescents has report that the procedure appears to be safe, achieve good weight loss and resolve comorbidities in adolescents (<18 years). The paper, ‘Long-Term (7 Years) Follow-Up of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Obese... (more)
25/04/16 - Research
Anaemia and iron deficiency
A randomised controlled trial by researchers from the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, is assessing postoperative intravenously administered iron sucrose versus postoperative orally administered iron to treat post-bariatric abdominoplasty anaemia, the ISAPA trial. The study protocol paper... (more)
25/04/16 - Research
NAFLD guidelines
Three European Associations have announced Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which state that “by improving obesity and diabetes, bariatric (metabolic) surgery reduces liver fat and is likely to reduce NASH progression; prospective... (more)
22/04/16 - Research
Post-surgical assessments
Assessing certain weight control practices and eating behaviours after bariatric surgery can significantly influence the amount of weight loss after surgery, according to a study published by researchers from the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, Fargo, ND. The paper, ‘Postoperative Behavioral... (more)