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Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure. Results are from an NIH-funded study... (more)

20/05/19 - News

A team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School found that older adults with obesity could expect fewer years of remaining life, at age 60, 70 and 80, with no limitation in physical function and no limitation in activities of daily living compared to individuals of normal... (more)
19/05/19 - News

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), a relatively new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure, resulted in significant total body weight loss in the first long-term study to follow patients' progress over five years, according to research - ‘Long-term follow up and outcomes... (more)
17/05/19 - News

Obesity and depression have long been linked, with previous clinical studies finding an association between these two conditions. However, until now, the mechanisms of how obesity affects depression and vice versa have not been fully understood. A study led by the University of... (more)

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20/05/19

For the first time, a safe non-surgical out-patient weight loss treatment approaches the results of bariatric surgery.

17/05/19 - News

Dr Torsten Olbers is a professor of surgery and consultant bariatric surgeon at University of Linkoping in Sweden. His national and international reputation stems from combining a busy clinical activity with continuous academic productivity. As a regularly invited lecturer at... (more)
17/05/19 - News

On the second day of the 20th Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Dr Jaime Ponce, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at the CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee, USA, spoke about the importance of implementing Bariatric Surgery Centers of... (more)
17/05/19 - News

Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a study by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine has found that their use is extremely low... (more)

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17/05/19 - Research
Weight loss medicines
Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a study by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine has found that their use is extremely low (about one percent)... (more)
16/05/19 - Event
XX Brazilian Bariatric Surgery Congress
The 20th Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, promoted by the Brazilian Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (SBCBM), 15–18 May , in Curitiba, Paraná. The event will bring the world´s most renowned experts in the treatment of obesity and metabolic diseases. In total, 1.8... (more)
16/05/19 - Research
Lifestyle and cancer
Lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity are associated with a third of all deaths caused by 20 types of cancer in Brazil, according to an epidemiological study. The study shows that lifestyle risk factors... (more)
14/05/19 - Research
Maintaining healthy weight
Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) show for the first time in mice that the acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP) has a... (more)
10/05/19 - Research
Obesity-related hospital admissions
There were more than 700,000 obesity-related hospital admissions in England in 2017/18, an increase of 94,000 on the previous year, according to a report from NHS Digital. The ‘Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England, 2019’ report revealed that there were 10,660 admissions... (more)
09/05/19 - Research
Global obesity
Obesity is increasing more rapidly in the world's rural areas than in cities, according to a study of global trends in BMI. The research led by Imperial College London analysed the height and weight data of more than 112 million adults across urban and rural areas of 200 countries and territories... (more)