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The Fourth IFSO Global Registry Report (2018) has been released at the XXIII World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) in Dubai, UAE. Published by Dendrite Clinical Systems, under the... (more)

25/09/18 - News

Obesity is a known independent risk factor for the development of Hiatal hernia (HH) and symptomatic HH occurs in about 15-20% of patients who are candidates to bariatric and metabolic surgery, with or without reflux symptoms. Bariatric News talked to Professor Gianfranco... (more)
24/09/18 - News

Scientists believe that a surprising array of conditions, from appetite disorders and obesity to arthritis and depression, may begin in the gut. However, it has not been clear how messages in this so-called ‘second brain’ spread from the stomach to the cerebrum. For decades,... (more)
24/09/18 - News

A new study exploring the mystery of why when you are full, some people continue eating, has found that two tiny clusters of cells battle for control of feeding behaviour - and the one that drives eating overpowers the one that says to stop. It also shows that the brain's own... (more)

Female Bariatric Surgeon in the Middle East

25/09/18

Dr Adriana Rotundo comes from a small town by the sea in the south of Italy, Catanzaro, where she completed her medical school in 2002. She then...

24/09/18 - News

Magnetic resonance thermometry (MRT) is the only imaging technique that non-invasively provides temperature distribution in vivo. The water proton resonance frequency shift (PRFS)-based method is the most popular choice for MR temperature monitoring in aqueous tissues.
24/09/18 - News

Bacteria have been known to cause several infections. For that reason, we take antibiotics to get rid of these bacteria. Our aim is to stop the bacteria from spreading and causing unwarranted infections. The bacterial infections only come when the bacteria is at the wrong place.
21/09/18 - News

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people... (more)

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21/09/18 - Research
NLRP12 protein and obesity
Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese,... (more)
20/09/18 - Research
Obstructive sleep apnoea
A new guideline focused on the role of weight management in treating adult Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been published online by the American Thoracic Society in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. OSA is a common disease that occurs when the upper airway becomes... (more)
19/09/18 - Research
Banded procedures
The number of banded bariatric procedures has risen in recent years due to its ability to prevent weight regain, compared to non-banded procedures. Bariatric News talked to Dr Mohit Bhandari - Founder, Director and Chief Surgeon at Mohak Bariatrics and Robotics, Indore, India – about his experience... (more)
18/09/18 - Research
Combating obesity
Fighting the obesity epidemic in the US will require changes at both the individual and societal level, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This paper is part of an eight-part health promotion series where each paper will focus on a different... (more)
18/09/18 - Research
US diabetes rates
A study from the University of Iowa has reported that type 2 diabetes remains overwhelmingly the most common type of diabetes diagnosed in American adults who have the disease. The study found that 8.5 percent of American adults have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and 0.5 percent with type 1... (more)
17/09/18 - Research
Asthma and obesity
People with asthma are more likely to have obesity, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, that indicates people who develop asthma as adults and people who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity. The team behind the... (more)