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New data demonstrating clinically meaningful improvements in the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, as well as a reduction in ten-year cardiovascular risk in obese patients treated with EndoBarrier Therapy, has been presented at the  50th Annual... (more)

18/09/14 - News

One of the reasons Asian Americans are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans, and prone to develop the disease at lower body weights, may lie in the transition from traditional high-fibre, low-fat Asian diets to current westernised diets,... (more)
18/09/14 - News

The BBC has reported that the chief executive of NHS England, Mr Simon Stevens, has said obesity is the new smoking in terms of the impact on health and the cost to the NHS. He added that if obesity rates kept rising it could even threaten the sustainability of the health... (more)
18/09/14 - News

The ‘4 Week Weight Loss Menu Plan’ is a new publication that contains all the recipes required for balanced meals for four weeks for bariatric patients as well as their families, has recently been published by the Australian Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and... (more)

Accreditation

06/09/14

Patients who underwent weight loss operations in recent years, when most bariatric surgical centres were accredited, had fewer postoperative...

18/09/14 - News

A new study suggests that artificial sweeteners may actually promote obesity and diabetes, according to researchers from the Department of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The findings are published in the paper 'Artificial sweeteners induce glucose... (more)
17/09/14 - News

The prevalence of abdominal obesity and the average waist circumference of American adults have increased from 1999-2012, according to a study published in JAMA. These findings are in contrast to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which... (more)
16/09/14 - News

A new technical scoring system for LSG is effective, applicable and shows that higher proficiency score correlated with faster operating time and lesser serious morbidity, according to a study present at the XI IFSO World Congress in Montreal, Canada.

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16/09/14 - Policy
GP poster
The British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) has issued a traffic lights-style poster to help GPs care for patients who have had bariatric surgery. Designed by Mr Sean Woodcoock, a Council member of BOMSS, the at-a-glance poster displays a range of possible symptoms some of which... (more)
15/09/14 - Research
Poverty
Adolescent girls living in economically disadvantaged families are more likely than their male counterparts to become overweight or obese, according to research from The University of Texas at Austin. The study, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, shows long-lasting consequences... (more)
11/09/14 - Industry
Product recommended for approval
The Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration has voted 14-1 that Novo Nordisk’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda, the intended brand name for liraglutide 3mg for the treatment of obesity, should be approved for patients who are obese or dangerously overweight. The FDA is not... (more)
11/09/14 - Research
Case study
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists could be an important therapeutic aid in conjunction with diet control and lifestyle modifications for morbidly obese, T2DM patients who are preparing to have bariatric surgery, according to a paper from Taiwan entitled, ‘Effective weight loss... (more)
11/09/14 - Industry
Product approval
The FDA has approved the weight-loss drug called Contrave (Orexigen Therapeutics), the third in a string of approvals for prescription medications aimed at the 78 million obese US adults. Contrave is a combination of two drugs that are already approved, naltrexone and bupropion. Naltrexone is used... (more)
10/09/14 - Industry
Product launch
Olympus has launched its QuickClip Pro haemostasis clip designed for bleed control and defect closure during GI endoscopy procedures. Unlike prior generation clip fixing devices, the QuickClip Pro combines both superior rotational control to ensure precise placement along with the addition of open... (more)