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Teenagers suffering from severe obesity generally feel worse than their peers, but after undergoing gastric bypass nearly all experience improved mental health. One in five, however, still suffers from symptoms of depression - some quite seriously.

30/07/15 - News

Aspire Bariatrics has submitted to the FDA a Pre-Market Approval (PMA) application of its lead product the AspireAssist Aspiration Therapy System, an endoscopic alternative to weight loss surgery.
30/07/15 - News

A study from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School published in Cell Reports, has found that when the hormone glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) was reduced in the central nervous system of laboratory mice, they overate and consumed more high fat food.
30/07/15 - News

GI Dynamics has discontinued its US pivotal clinical trial of EndoBarrier Therapy (the ENDO Trial) for the treatment of obese patients who have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. With seven cases of hepatic abscess in the ENDO Trial, the incidence rate is approximately 3.5%, which... (more)

Weight loss and liver

28/07/15

Weight loss through both bariatric surgery and lifestyle modification can significantly reduce features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH),...

29/07/15 - News

ReShape Medical has received FDA approval for its ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, a first-of-its-kind non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild to moderate obesity. The ReShape Procedure provides a new option for adults with a BMI30-40 with a related... (more)
29/07/15 - News

The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) has announced that it will establish a Global IFSO Registry. “I am very pleased to announce that IFSO is ready to finalize the project of launching a Global IFSO Registry, following a... (more)
27/07/15 - News

An unintended side effect of RYGB is that it reduces the patient's taste for sweet and fatty foods-but there is no scientific explanation for why these taste changes occur. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will lead a collaborative... (more)

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27/07/15 - Research
RYGB and taste changes
An unintended side effect of RYGB is that it reduces the patient's taste for sweet and fatty foods-but there is no scientific explanation for why these taste changes occur. Now, researchers at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will lead a collaborative four-year study aimed... (more)
27/07/15 - Research
Exercise mimicking molecule
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. The new molecule, called 'compound 14', inhibits the function of a cellular enzyme called ATIC, which is involved in metabolism,... (more)
24/07/15 - Research
Epidural anaesthesia
Epidural anaesthesia may be a viable alternative to general anaesthesia in selected laparoscopic bariatric surgery cases, according to a case study report published in SpringerPlus. The authors from the E-DA Hospital, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, added that additional prospective studies... (more)
24/07/15 - Research
SG vs. RYGB
Sleeve gastrectomy has similar effects to RYGB in remission of T2DM and metabolic disorders for Chinese mildly obese (BMI28-35) T2DM patients, according to Chinese researchers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Guangzho, China. Despite the positive three-year results, their... (more)
23/07/15 - Research
Laparoscopic gastric plication
Twelve month outcomes from a study assessing the impact of laparoscopic gastric plication (LGP) on remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has concluded that the procedure ameliorates overall blood glucose control of T2DM in morbid obese patients with minimal physiologic changes in the... (more)
23/07/15 - Research
DUCATI-study
Investigators from The Netherlands have established a controlled trial to investigate the optimal common channel length in laparoscopic gastric bypass for morbid obese patients. Although the procedure has been used for years, the optimal lengths of the three bowel limbs (alimentary limb,... (more)