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Patients who adhered to a programme of routine post-surgical supplementation can reduce Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency, according to researchers from the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester and Salford... (more)

13/12/19 - News

The year was 2008 and it was another Wednesday evening monthly ‘Journal Club’ presented by the bariatric surgery fellows of the Cleveland Clinic Ohio. As I listened attentively to the excellent presentations it became apparent to me there was no one in the room besides the 4... (more)
12/12/19 - News

Impulsivity or responding without thinking about the consequences of an action, has been linked to excessive food intake, binge eating, weight gain and obesity, along with several psychiatric disorders including drug addiction and excessive gambling. A team of researchers led by... (more)
12/12/19 - News

Stem cells could help turn the tide against diabetes, but more research is needed to better control their differentiation and insulin-producing properties, according to investigators from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), Singapore. Led by Dr Adrian Teo, a... (more)

Mal Fobi’s Corner

10/12/19

Publications on outcomes of bariatric metabolic surgeries (BMS) are going through the phase of rediscovering the wheel. Obesity is a life long...

12/12/19 - News

Children and babies are at risk for obesity in today's age more than ever. There are a number of factors and reasons that children become overweight or having obesity whether that be environmental issues or habits that they are exposed to at home and in their daily lives.
11/12/19 - News

Lower BMI is consistently associated with reduced type II diabetes risk, among people with varied family history, genetic risk factors and weight, according to a study led by Dr Manuel Rivas of Stanford University, and colleagues. The outcomes suggest all individuals can... (more)
11/12/19 - News

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine could explain, satiety disorders in patient with obesity and diabetes, and the prompt health effects of gastric bypass, according to Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, and... (more)

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10/12/19 - Research
Mal Fobi’s Corner
Publications on outcomes of bariatric metabolic surgeries (BMS) are going through the phase of rediscovering the wheel. Obesity is a life long disease. From the later half of the 70s through the early nineties, the field of BMS was characterised by introduction of surgical procedures that were... (more)
10/12/19 - Research
Metformin
Metformin, one of the most widely used medications in the world and is commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes, however in preclinical models, metformin also showed benefits on aging and a number of diverse diseases such as cognitive disorders, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Until now, the... (more)
09/12/19 - Research
Obesity and caesarean section
Women who have Caesarean sections (C-sections) are no more likely to have children who develop obesity than women who give birth naturally, according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings contradict several smaller studies that did find an association... (more)
09/12/19 - Research
Surgery and irritable bowel syndrome
The prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-like symptoms more than doubled and was associated with reduced Health related quality of life (HRQoL) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), according to researchers from Denmark and Norway. The investigators reported that pre-operative IBS and... (more)
06/12/19 - Research
Obesity and brain inflammation
Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). While obesity is primarily associated with weight gain, recent evidence... (more)
06/12/19 - Research
Surgery and subclinical heart function
The benefits of bariatric surgery for patients with obesity go beyond weight loss, according to a study, ‘Benefits of bariatric surgery on subclinical myocardial function using global longitudinal strain in severely obese individuals with and without diabetes’, presented at EuroEcho 2019, a... (more)