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Bariatric surgery reduces the long-term risk of heart failure by more than half in obese patients without a history of heart disease or stroke, according to a study published by researchers from Greisinger Obesity Institute in Danville, PA. “We were... (more)

23/05/17 - News

EnteroMedics has acquired the Gastric Vest System through its acquisition of BarioSurg. The Gastric Vest is an investigational, minimally-invasive, laparoscopically implanted medical device being studied for weight loss in morbidly obese patients.
23/05/17 - News

Fractyl Laboratories has announced that the first patient in Europe has been treated as part of a clinical trial called Revita-2. The trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Revita DMR System in orally-treated type 2 diabetes patients with poorly controlled... (more)
22/05/17 - News

A study led by researchers in Sweden that patients who has bariatric surgery were more likely to die from rectal cancer, compared to colon cancer. The investigators from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, said that although this was the first study to examine this issue... (more)

Weight loss post-RYGB

22/05/17

Certain patient factors can determine whether weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is successful, according to the authors...

17/05/17 - News

Among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery, re-operation was common, costly, and varied widely across hospital referral regions, according to a study by researchers from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
17/05/17 - News

European Obesity Day will take place on Saturday 20th May and will be marked by events to be held across the region to draw attention to the growing obesity epidemic. Europe's leading organisation responsible for research into obesity, the European Association for the Study of... (more)
17/05/17 - News

Research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, has revealed that so called 'metabolically healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, such as heart failure or stroke than normal weight people.... (more)

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17/05/17 - Research
‘Healthy' obese
Research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, has revealed that so called 'metabolically healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, such as heart failure or stroke than normal weight people. The study, which... (more)
17/05/17 - Research
Bariatric surgery and alcohol
One in five patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is likely to develop problems with alcohol, with symptoms sometimes not appearing until years after their surgery, according to one of the largest, longest-running studies of adults who underwent bariatric surgery.  The findings were... (more)
16/05/17 - Research
Tamoxifen
Tamoxifen, a selective oestrogen receptor modulator, prevents obesity, fatty liver, and insulin resistance in female mice who were fed a high-fat diet and whose ovaries had been removed, according to a study in The American Journal of Pathology. The study was also able to pinpoint which oestrogen... (more)
16/05/17 - Research
Body-contouring
Bariatric surgery followed by body-contouring surgery should be considered as the standard management in patients who are morbidly obese who have significant a layer of fibrovascular tissue or granulation tissue (pannus), following weight loss greater than 20kg. These are the conclusions by... (more)
15/05/17 - Research
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) is safe and effective way for the treatment obesity and obesity-related comorbidities such as diabetes, high blood pressure and fatty liver, according to a study by NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers. The paper, ‘Endoscopic Sleeve... (more)
11/05/17 - Policy
Call to action
Europe's leading organisation responsible for research into obesity, the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), has warned that EU Member States need to do more to tackle the growing obesity epidemic, or they could face crippling costs of providing medical care in the future.  People... (more)