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Patients with obesity may lose more weight if they undergo bariatric surgery before they develop diabetes, according to a study, accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020 (the Endocrine Society's annual meeting that was cancelled due to the COVIUD-19... (more)

03/04/20 - News

Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of prescription opioids in the United States. One study reported that joint pain, back pain, injury, and muscle/nerve pain, which prior studies... (more)
02/04/20 - News

Bariatric surgery may be an effective treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to Portuguese research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020 (the Endocrine Society's annual meeting that was cancelled due to the COVIUD-19 pandemic) and will be... (more)
02/04/20 - News

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals has completed its rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for setmelanotide for the treatment of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity and leptin receptor (LEPR) deficiency obesity.

COVID-19

30/03/20

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has released...

01/04/20 - News

Most resident physicians training in internal medicine do not feel adequately prepared to manage obesity in their patients, according to the results of a survey from Stanford University researchers. The results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020 (the Endocrine Society's... (more)
01/04/20 - News

As patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) flood hospitals, the health care system must not only determine how to redeploy limited resources and staff to care for them but must also make well-calculated decisions to provide other types of critical care. For surgeons,... (more)
31/03/20 - News

Patients with superobesity (BMI>50) are prone to unconscious food impulses and cravings that may make it challenging for them to maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery, according to Brazilian research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020 (the Endocrine... (more)

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31/03/20 - Research
Post-op hypoglycaemia
Zealand Pharma, a Copenhagen-based biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based medicines, has announced positive topline results from a Phase 2 clinical trial using mini-doses of dasiglucagon in individuals who have undergone gastric bypass bariatric... (more)
30/03/20 - Research
Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing
Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who received Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) had significantly improved blood glucose levels, liver insulin sensitivity and other metabolic measures three months later, according to new data from the REVITA-2 study. These results, from a... (more)
30/03/20 - Research
COVID-19
The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has released recommendations based on best available evidence and expert opinion from the global surgical community that will help to protect patients, their surgeons... (more)
27/03/20 - Research
Nervous system and obesity
Researchers at the University of Chicago have described how part of the nervous system changes in adults affected by obesity, and what role this plays in appetite, eating behaviours and even sleep cycles. The endocannabinoid system is a part of the nervous system that helps to regulate many... (more)
26/03/20 - Research
Childhood obesity
The factors causing childhood obesity are different for wealthier and poorer countries, and the management of the disease is complex, according to a report by Yale scientists. According to one study cited in the report, BMI data from 200 countries showed paediatric obesity has risen from 4% in 1975... (more)
26/03/20 - Research
Childhood overweight and obesity rates
Although the overall prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents has fallen slightly over the past decade, the rates of both conditions have increased in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, according to a study that included more than one million children in Catalonia, Spain... (more)