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Aspire Bariatrics has announced the results of its Pivotal Aspiration Therapy with Adjusted Lifestyle (PATHWAY) study of AspireAssist, a system that consists of a low-profile implantable gastrostomy tube and a siphon system, AspreAssist treatment... (more)

09/12/16 - News

Deficiency in a certain protein in the gastrointestinal tract has been shown to lead to both inflammation and abdominal fat accumulation in mice. The discovery of a bacteria-binding protein provides yet another piece of the puzzle of how humans are affected, or not, by the... (more)
08/12/16 - News

Mederi Therapeutics Inc. has announced regulatory approval by CFDA and product launch in China for Stretta Therapy, a non-surgical treatment for chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Stretta procedures were recently performed and broadcast live during the Chinese... (more)
06/12/16 - News

A signaling pathway in fat cells may one day provide the key to better treatments for obesity, according to research by scientists in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Ordinary fat cells (white adipocytes) stuff themselves with fat molecules to... (more)

NASPGHAN guidelines

07/12/16

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to...

02/12/16 - News

Gut microbes are known to have a routine moving a few micrometers from one part of the intestinal lining to another and then returning to their original position. However, research in mice has revealed that the regular timing of these small movements can influence a host animal... (more)
01/12/16 - News

Morbidly obese individuals are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to infections and other health-threatening complications. Little was previously known about the underlying causes of this condition, and conventional treatment has involved surgical... (more)
29/11/16 - News

The prevalence of obesity in England has risen from 9.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 for children in reception (2) and from 19.1 per cent to 19.8 per cent for those in year 6, according to a report from the National Child Measurement Programme (data source -... (more)

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29/11/16 - Research
Childhood obesity
The prevalence of obesity in England has risen from 9.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 for children in reception (2) and from 19.1 per cent to 19.8 per cent for those in year 6, according to a report from the National Child Measurement Programme (data source - NHS Digital). The... (more)
29/11/16 - Research
DIABESITY in India
Evolving globalisation, lifestyle changes have really led to deep and long-term impacts on all individuals in all perspectives of life. This, off course, has also impacted healthcare and has created a revolution in medical treatments. Current technical advances are bringing modern and technically... (more)
28/11/16 - Research
Quality of life
Bariatric surgery improves the quality of life of (QoL) patients – and using the Moorehead–Ardelt Quality of Life Questionnaire II (MA II) – researchers were able to identify those factors patients associated with improvements in the QoL. They report that QoL among obese patients was dependent on... (more)
25/11/16 - Research
Surgery and fertility
Bariatric surgery improves factors that underlie fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to the findings from a study by researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. The paper published in the journal Obesity Surgery, also called for a... (more)
25/11/16 - Research
Gut microbes and weight regain
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that gut microbiome play an unexpectedly important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain, and that this common phenomenon may in the future be prevented or treated by altering the composition or function of the microbiome.... (more)
24/11/16 - Research
Omegs 3
Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism diseases, according to a research study published under the supervision of Professor Francesc Villarroya,... (more)