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Researchers from UC San Francisco have suspected for some time that one reason bariatric surgery is so surprisingly effective at blocking hunger is that it causes food to pass very rapidly from the stomach into the intestine, but the mechanism has... (more)

14/11/19 - News

The vast majority of clinical trials involving diet amended their desired study outcomes along the way raising the possibility of bias, according to researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA).
14/11/19 - News

Toxic man-made chemicals - such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides - that are absorbed into the body and stored in fat may be released into the bloodstream during the rapid fat loss that follows bariatric surgery, according to a study from... (more)
13/11/19 - News

Liraglutide can be considered as a safe and effective adjunctive treatment to prevent weight regain after bariatric surgery, according to two studies presented at the UK’s Society for Endocrinology annual conference. In the first study, ‘Efficacy of liraglutide in weight... (more)

Age and bariatric surgery

11/11/19

A study has revealed that bariatric surgery can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults (above the age of 65...

13/11/19 - News

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to findings presented at the UK’s Society for Endocrinology annual conference. Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin B12 had metabolic markers indicative of increased... (more)
12/11/19 - News

Penlon, UK-based manufacturer of anaesthesia equipment, has launched the new Sigma EVA, an advanced electronic vaporiser specifically designed to provide a better way to deliver of Desflurane. Penlon will be one of a very small number of companies to have developed and launched... (more)
11/11/19 - News

Adolescents with T2DM experienced more hyperfiltration and earlier attenuation of their elevated urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) after gastric bypass surgery compared with adults, according to the abstract, ‘Five-year kidney outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents... (more)

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11/11/19 - Research
Nutritional deficiencies
Adolescents who have bariatric surgery may develop nutritional deficiencies years after treatment that can result in health risks if not properly managed, according to researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition, they report gastric bypass appears to cause more... (more)
11/11/19 - Research
Age and bariatric surgery
A study has revealed that bariatric surgery can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults (above the age of 65). The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with either gastric... (more)
08/11/19 - Research
Vitamin D and inflammation
Vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids are purported to have many health benefits, including reducing systemic inflammation. Signals of systemic inflammation are tied to diseases of aging and obesity, including cardiovascular disease, heart failure, osteoporosis, diabetes and some cancers, and... (more)
08/11/19 - Research
POMC and LEPR deficiency
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company aimed at developing and commercialising therapies for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity, has announced additional data from its two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating setmelanotide for the treatment of pro-opiomelanocortin... (more)
07/11/19 - Research
Waist circumference and dementia
Waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than BMI in the elderly, according to researchers from Korea University Guro Hospital. The study is the first large-scale cohort to examine the association of late-life waist circumference with the incidence of... (more)
07/11/19 - Research
Air pollution and obesity
Researchers from the University of North Texas (UNT) have found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet. Associate professor Amie Lund and colleagues are investigating how pollution from automobile exhaust affects the growth and... (more)