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Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) in adolescents can cause changes in brain and cognitive functioning relevant to obesogenic behaviour and result in weight loss that was associated with reduced prefrontal activation, suggesting the brain changed and... (more)

16/11/17 - News

The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, according to a study by researchers from Cardiff University, UK. The findings of the study also suggest that neither randomised trials nor... (more)
16/11/17 - News

A heat-producing pathway in fat cells that works by burning excess blood glucose could be a potential new approach to treating metabolic disorders such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from UC San Francisco. It has been known for decades that low... (more)
15/11/17 - News

Research from the Research Triangle suggests that variants in a gene called ankyrin-B could cause people to put on pounds through no fault of their own. The study, which was conducted in mice, shows that the gene variation causes fat cells to suck up glucose faster than normal... (more)

LSG and acanthosis nigricans

17/11/17

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can result in a substantial reduction in body composition and improvements in skin hyperkeratosis and...

14/11/17 - News

Gastric bypass is an effective strategy for blood pressure (BP) control in a broad population of patients with obesity and hypertension, according to the Gastric Bypass to Treat Obese Patients With Steady Hypertension (GATEWAY). The GATEWAY trial results revealed that gastric... (more)
13/11/17 - News

GI Dynamics has received notification from its notified body SGS United Kingdom, Limited (SGS) that SGS will withdraw the CE Certificate of Conformity for EndoBarrier effective 12 November 2017. As previously announced, on 17 May 2017 the company received notification from SGS... (more)
13/11/17 - News

An investigation into how bariatric patients adjust to life after surgery offers new insights which can be used by healthcare professionals to support both patients pre- and post-operatively.  A study carried out by researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing... (more)

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13/11/17 - Research
Social impact from surgery
An investigation into how bariatric patients adjust to life after surgery offers new insights which can be used by healthcare professionals to support both patients pre- and post-operatively.  A study carried out by researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing, University of... (more)
12/11/17 - Research
GP and LSG
Gastric plication (GP) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) procedures achieved almost equal effectiveness by inducing weight loss, reducing food intake, improving glucose tolerance, regulating metabolic hormones and altering gastrointestinal dynamics in obese diabetic rats, according to a... (more)
11/11/17 - Research
Obese adults and cardiac surgery
There is an association between obesity and postoperative functional decline in survivors of cardiac surgery by age, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania who examined information from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study. The outcomes were featured in the... (more)
10/11/17 - Research
EndoVators Summit
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy (ABE) has published a white paper that defines the role and value of the latest approaches for obesity management. Based on the proceedings and conclusions of the EndoVators Summit on Obesity... (more)
09/11/17 - Research
Very low-calorie diet
A study led by researchers from Yale University has described how a very low-calorie diet can rapidly reverse type 2 diabetes in animal models. If confirmed in people, the insight provides potential new drug targets for treating this common chronic disease.  The study, ‘Mechanisms by which a Very... (more)
09/11/17 - Research
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Obesity has become a global clinical concern, and especially alarming in the Arabian Gulf. With an area close to that of Europe, investigating this topic has caused a rise in interest among physicians and the population alike. The latest report from the World Health Organization (WHO) was able to... (more)