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26/09/19 - Research
Hypertension and obesity
In a study of mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed exactly which molecules are likely responsible for the link between obesity and hypertension, and that blocking one of these molecules - a...
26/09/19 - Research
Obesity stigma
A report from the British Psychological Society (BPS) has called for changes in how obesity is regarded, with less reference to ‘obese people’ and more discussion of ‘people living with obesity’, in...
25/09/19 - Research
Obesity epidemic
Current obesity rates in adults in the US could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville....
25/09/19 - Research
Enhanced recovery program
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalisation by almost half at 36 participating...
24/09/19 - Research
Product launch
Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, has launched the industry’s first powered circular stapler – the Echelon Circular Powered Stapler reduces leaks by 61% at the staple line compared to...
15/10/19 - Research
Cancer and weight risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if a person gains weight before the age of 40 with the risk of endometrial cancer increasing by 70 percent, according to an international study, headed by...
14/10/19 - Research
Sleeveballoon
A newly-tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control,...
14/10/19 - Event
OAGB-MGB Masterclass
Despite the growing trend in the utilization of the One anastomosis gastric bypass /Mini gastric bypass (OAGB/MGB), it is interesting to observe that many bariatric surgeons still have a...

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