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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) improves relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a study led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. However, as well as... (more)

21/01/19 - News

Zafgen has announced positive data for the second cohort of its Phase 2 clinical trial of ZGN-1061, designed to evaluate efficacy and safety in patients with type 2 diabetes and the likely therapeutic dose range of ZGN-1061 up to 1.8mg. The clinical trial met all of its primary... (more)
21/01/19 - News

Two separate teams of researchers have identified how genes involved in neural development can affect body weight and how brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behaviour. The first team – led by investigators at the... (more)
18/01/19 - News

A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Drs Absalon D Gutierrez and Nirav C Thosani are among the first physician-... (more)

REBALANCE: Surgery vs. weight management


Surgery remains the most effective and cost-effective long-term approach to reducing weight for adults adults with severe obesity, according to...

17/01/19 - News

A study assessing the potential benefits and safety of the Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery (ERABS) protocol for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) has found that ERABS in this population has overall minimal adverse events and lack of any ERABS-related complications.
16/01/19 - News

Researchers from Scotland have reported a large nationwide variability in pre- and post-operative care pathways across Scotland, in a study that focused on pre-operative costs and the first 12 months following surgery. They note that the subsequent financial impact on the... (more)
15/01/19 - News

Florida State University researchers suggest that the specific alchemy of an individual's personality - their distinct blend of conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness, neuroticism and extraversion - is directly related to their beliefs about others' bodies and the ways those... (more)

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14/01/19 - Research
VAT prioritisation
Type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess energy, according to evolutionary biologist, Dr Mary Jane West-Eberhard, emeritus scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. West-Eberhard describes her theory about... (more)
11/01/19 - Research
Bile acids and bariatric surgery
A team of Vanderbilt investigators has pinpointed the role of bile acids and a specific signalling pathway in the positive metabolic effects of weight-loss surgery. The findings also suggest that the intestinal microbiome participates in post-surgery improvements and guide new treatment strategies... (more)
10/01/19 - Research
REBALANCE: Surgery vs. weight management
Surgery remains the most effective and cost-effective long-term approach to reducing weight for adults adults with severe obesity, according to research from the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK Health Forum, London and the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. However, the study also found that... (more)
09/01/19 - Research
Surgery and microbial strains
Using a unique bioinformatics technique, developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), researchers have detected the emergence of new strains of microbes in the human faecal microbiota after bariatric surgery. These new strains emerged after surgical disruption of the stomach and... (more)
09/01/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and bleeding
Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP), which measures the enzyme in blood plasma that causes blood to clot and bleeding risk, provides a more accurate assessment of the best dosage for various anticoagulants, according to researchers from Rutgers Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. The results revealed... (more)
08/01/19 - Research
RYGB anaesthesia-related complications
Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) are the most common anaesthesia-related complication following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, although this procedure has few anaesthetic complications, according to researchers University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. The study authors found that factors... (more)