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The results from an FDA-approved, prospective open-label study of the Orbera Intragastric Balloon in patients with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) has showed significant benefits of weight loss in patients with NASH and nonalcoholic fatty liver... (more)

08/06/18 - News

Bariatric surgeon, Dr Mathias Fobi - internationally awarded for the development ‘The Fobi Pouch’ procedure (or the banded bypass) - is in Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará, to participate in the XIX Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, promoted by the... (more)
08/06/18 - News

Scientists have developed a computational model that accurately predicts the gradual, long-term progression of metabolic syndrome in mice. The model, created by Dr Yvonne Rozendaal of Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and colleagues, describes glucose, lipid... (more)
05/06/18 - News

Insomnia and depression in patients with obesity are associated with eating habits and - in some patients - these associations are major factors affecting obesity development, according to researchers from Poland. The study examined the relationship between insomnia, depressive... (more)

SBCBM 2018

06/06/18

On the first day of the XIX Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, held this Wednesday, June 6th, in Fortaleza, members of the...

05/06/18 - News

Women over age 70 who exercise can reduce the influence one's genes have on obesity, according to a study by researchers at the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. Indeed, the study suggests that physical activity attenuates the influence of... (more)
04/06/18 - News

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that people with a strong genetic predisposition for developing obesity (monogenic obesity) can lose weight with the help of liraglutide, a modified form of the appetite-inhibiting hormone GLP-1, naturally secreted from... (more)
03/06/18 - News

Large amounts of cardiolipin produced in the fat cells' mitochondria result in stronger calorie-burning, while low amounts of the molecule are related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted at the University of Copenhagen. Brown fat is a unique type of... (more)

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03/06/18 - Research
Cardiolipin
Large amounts of cardiolipin produced in the fat cells' mitochondria result in stronger calorie-burning, while low amounts of the molecule are related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted at the University of Copenhagen. Brown fat is a unique type of fat tissue that burns... (more)
01/06/18 - Research
Abnormal lipid metabolism
The inefficient breakdown of fats predicts later weight gain and metabolic complications such as type 2 diabetes in women, according to researchers from the Karolinska Institutet. Low levels of hormone-stimulated lipolysis - a biochemical process by which triglycerides are broken down into energy-... (more)
01/06/18 - Research
Psychiatric disorders, adolescents and surgery
Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a study published in Pediatrics, identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a... (more)
31/05/18 - Research
'Healthy' obesity
Women who have obesity and who have been metabolically ‘healthy’ for decades are still at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared to metabolically healthy women of normal weight, according to an observational study that followed over 90000 American women for up to 30 years.... (more)
31/05/18 - Research
Prevalence eating disorders
A new study revising the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the US estimated that 0.80 percent of US adults will be affected by anorexia nervosa in their lifetime; 0.28 percent will be affected by bulimia nervosa; and 0.85 percent will be affected by binge eating disorder.... (more)
30/05/18 - Research
Antidepressants and weight gain
Researchers at King's College London have found that patients prescribed any of the 12 most commonly used antidepressants were 21% more likely to experience an episode of gain weight than those not taking the drugs, after adjusting for other factors which might affect this result. They also found... (more)