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In a presentation at the recent IFSO-EC meeting in Athens, Greece, Professor Jean-Marc Chevallier (l'Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou, Université Paris 5 à Paris, France) outlined the current status of gastric banding. Bariatric News interviewed... (more)

20/06/18 - News

The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight, according to the latest paper form the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study, which focused on the control group (non-surgical) included in the study. The study analysed self‐reported... (more)
19/06/18 - News

Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. The study is the first to examine the effect of time-restricted eating - a form of fasting that limits food consumption to select... (more)
19/06/18 - News

Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have reported gut microbiome are potential contributors to depression and anxiety. By studying mice that become obese when put on a high-fat diet, the Joslin scientists found that mice on a high-fat diet showed significantly more signs of... (more)



Researchers in Sweden are investigating whether the effects of a dissonance-based intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), physical...

15/06/18 - News

Florida's obesity rate may be higher than originally thought according to an analysis of a robust clinical data repository, that shows a rate of 37.1 percent nearly 10 percentage points higher than a widely used national health survey that estimated the overall obesity rate in... (more)
15/06/18 - News

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have reported a less invasive but equally effective treatment for reversing type 2 diabetes at bariatric, one that can offer the same benefits but that may have wider appeal and application. Despite dramatic improvements in quality of... (more)
14/06/18 - News

Muscle mass and fat-free mass (FFM) levels are maintained in the body following a rapid post-surgical weight loss. The finding dispels fears that gastric bypass surgery may result in a detrimental loss of muscle that continues for years after initial weight loss, leading to long... (more)

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13/06/18 - Research
TIF 2.0 procedure for GERD
Two presentations highlighting the efficacy of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) 2.0 procedure for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have been presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in Washington, DC. The TIF 2.0 procedure is a minimally invasive procedure that enables physicians... (more)
12/06/18 - Research
Researchers in Sweden are investigating whether the effects of a dissonance-based intervention on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), physical activity (PA)and other health-related behaviours in female RYGB patients 24 months after surgery. The ‘WELL-GBP’ trial (wellbeing after gastric bypass... (more)
11/06/18 - Research
Antidepressant treatment
Researchers at Emory University have found that depressed patients who have not responded to multiple antidepressants exhibit evidence of increased inflammation. The study shows that antidepressant treatment resistance is associated with increased inflammatory markers in patients with major... (more)
08/06/18 - Research
Mal Fobi interview
Bariatric surgeon, Dr Mathias Fobi - internationally awarded for the development ‘The Fobi Pouch’ procedure (or the banded bypass) - is in Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará, to participate in the XIX Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, promoted by the Brazilian Society of... (more)
08/06/18 - Research
Orbera and NASH
The results from an FDA-approved, prospective open-label study of the Orbera Intragastric Balloon in patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) has showed significant benefits of weight loss in patients with NASH and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The abstract, ‘Impact of single... (more)
08/06/18 - Research
Metabolic syndrome in mice
Scientists have developed a computational model that accurately predicts the gradual, long-term progression of metabolic syndrome in mice. The model, created by Dr Yvonne Rozendaal of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and colleagues, describes glucose, lipid, and cholesterol... (more)