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17/04/18 - Research
Training paper
Authors in the Netherlands have published a Delphi consensus paper that will be used to develop a laparoscopic bariatric surgery-training model or curriculum in the country. The paper identifies 29...
20/04/18 - Research
BPDS vs RYGB
Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPDS) results in greater weight loss compared with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) due to larger increases in energy expenditure, according to an...
16/04/18 - Research
End healthy obesity
A paper by researchers at Loughborough University has called for an end to the term 'healthy obesity', due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth...
16/04/18 - Research
Small intestine bacteria
Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of...
16/04/18 - Research
Binge-eating
Research teams led by Drs Mara Dierssen at Cedric Notredame (CRG) and Rafael Maldonado at Elena Martín-García (UPF) has discovered that mice offered the option of a high-fat 'cafeteria' diet or a...
20/04/18 - Research
Post-op knee function and pain
Weight loss following bariatric surgery can significantly improve knee function, particularly related to sports, but does not result in improvements in knee pain, according to a study by researchers...
20/04/18 - Research
Robotic vs laparoscopic RYGB
Totally robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offers no real clinical advantage compared to all laparoscopic RYGB (LRYGB) techniques, according to a study by researchers from the US and Poland. The...
20/04/18 - Research
LAGB in private centres
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a safe procedure, which delivers significant and durable weight loss with acceptable complications rates and low re-operation rate, according to a...

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