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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. However, as well as... (more)

17/01/19 - News

A study assessing the potential benefits and safety of the Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery (ERABS) protocol for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has found that ERABS in this population has overall minimal adverse events and lack of any ERABS-related complications.
16/01/19 - News

Researchers from Scotland have reported a large nationwide variability in pre- and post-operative care pathways across Scotland, in a study that focused on pre-operative costs and the first 12 months following surgery. They note that the subsequent financial impact on the... (more)
15/01/19 - News

Florida State University researchers suggest that the specific alchemy of an individual's personality - their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extraversion - is directly related to their beliefs about others' bodies and the ways those... (more)

REBALANCE: Surgery vs. weight management

10/01/19

Surgery remains the most effective and cost-effective long-term approach to reducing weight for adults adults with severe obesity, according to...

14/01/19 - News

Type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess energy, according to evolutionary biologist, Dr Mary Jane West-Eberhard, emeritus scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. West-Eberhard... (more)
11/01/19 - News

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signalling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery. The findings also suggest that the intestinal microbiome participates in post-surgery improvements and guide new... (more)
09/01/19 - News

Using a unique bioinformatics technique, developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human faecal microbiota after bariatric surgery. These new strains emerged after surgical disruption of... (more)

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09/01/19 - Research
Surgery and microbial strains
Using a unique bioinformatics technique, developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human faecal microbiota after bariatric surgery. These new strains emerged after surgical disruption of the stomach and... (more)
09/01/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and bleeding
Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), which measures the enzyme in blood plasma that causes blood to clot and bleeding risk, provides a more accurate assessment of the best dosage for various anticoagulants, according to researchers from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The results revealed... (more)
08/01/19 - Research
RYGB anaesthesia-related complications
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are the most common anaesthesia-related complication following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, although this procedure has few anaesthetic complications, according to researchers University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. The study authors found that factors... (more)
08/01/19 - Research
LSG vs banding
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) patients had superior outcomes in both food tolerance and eating disorder behaviours, compared with laparoscopic banding, according to researchers from Bahrain Defence Force Hospital, Riffa, Bahrain. However, despite these differences, the quality of life (QoL... (more)
07/01/19 - Research
SOS study
Patients who underwent gastric banding and vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) have much higher rates of revisional surgery, according to the 26-year follow-up from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study. Overall, the incidence rates were 40.7% in the banding subgroup, 28.3% in the VBG subgroup and... (more)
07/01/19 - Policy
Obesity as a chronic disease
The Obesity Society (TOS) has updated its 2008 position statement on obesity and has classified obesity as a worldwide, non-communicable chronic disease. The new report, ‘Obesity as a Disease: The Obesity Society 2018 Position Statement’, published in the January 2019 issue of Obesity, notes that... (more)