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08/03/19 - Research
Integrated therapy
An intervention combining behavioural weight loss treatment and problem-solving therapy with as-needed antidepressant medication for participants with co-occurring obesity and depression improved...
26/02/19 - Research
Surgery and sexual health
Approximately half of women and men who reported pre-surgical dissatisfaction with sexual life experienced post-surgical improvements in satisfaction five years after bariatric surgery, according to...
25/02/19 - Research
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) appears to be well-tolerated, safe and effective, according to a report from researchers Saudi Arabia, which included 1,000 consecutive patients. The study found...
25/02/19 - Community
Mal Fobi’s Corner
Should a bariatric surgeon perform the procedure requested by the patient? I am often asked this question. I have always taken this to be a push back by surgeons who claim they did an operation...
20/02/19 - Research
Obesity and genes
A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic...
22/03/19 - Research
Learning curve
Bariatric fellowships reduce the learning curve for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (LRYGB) and helps to achieve excellent outcomes in the first and over seven years of independent...
13/03/19 - Research
Access to surgery
There is very little difference in access to bariatric surgery in Sweden with regards to socioeconomic status among patients with BMI>40, according to researchers from Lund University, Lund,...
08/03/19 - Research
Genetics and obesity
Researchers from Rockefeller University and collaborators have identified a genetic mechanism that may play a role in at least 10 percent of all obesity cases. The findings, which could help identify...

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