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Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPDS) results in greater weight loss compared with Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) due to larger increases in energy expenditure, according to an international team of researchers.

19/04/18 - News

Totally robotic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offers no real clinical advantage compared to all laparoscopic RYGB (LRYGB) techniques, according to a study by researchers from the US and Poland. The researchers found that the robotic approach to RYGB did not result in a reduction in... (more)
17/04/18 - News

Authors in the Netherlands have published a Delphi consensus paper that will be used to develop a laparoscopic bariatric surgery-training model or curriculum in the country. The paper identifies 29 steps for laparoscopic gastric bypass and 26 for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy... (more)
13/04/18 - News

A paper by researchers at Loughborough University has called for an end to the term 'healthy obesity', due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people... (more)

LAGB in private centres

18/04/18

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a safe procedure, which delivers significant and durable weight loss with acceptable complications...

12/04/18 - News

Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of microbes that promote the digestion and absorption of high-fat foods.
10/04/18 - News

Research teams led by Drs Mara Dierssen at Cedric Notredame (CRG) and Rafael Maldonado at Elena Martín-García (UPF) has discovered that mice offered the option of a high-fat 'cafeteria' diet or a mixture of chopped-up commercial chocolate bars alongside their regular lab chow,... (more)
09/04/18 - News

Researchers from Sanford Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have revealed that inactivation of a protein called p62 in fat cells fuels aggressive, metastatic prostate cancer in mice. The deficiency of p62 triggers a shutdown of energy-consuming processes in fat tissue,... (more)

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09/04/18 - Research
Fat cells and tumour growth
Researchers from Sanford Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have revealed that inactivation of a protein called p62 in fat cells fuels aggressive, metastatic prostate cancer in mice. The deficiency of p62 triggers a shutdown of energy-consuming processes in fat tissue, thereby increasing the... (more)
06/04/18 - Policy
UK obesity-related admissions
According to the latest report from NHS Digital, 'Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet; England, 2018', there were 617,000 admissions to NHS hospitals in 2016/17 where obesity was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis, an increase on 525,000 admissions or 18 per cent... (more)
05/04/18 - Research
Children and NAFLD
A study by researchers from the Columbia University has shown that weight gain may have a negative impact on liver health in children as young as eight years old. The study found that bigger waist circumference at age three raises the likelihood that by age eight, children will have markers for... (more)
04/04/18 - Industry
Product approval
ReShape Lifesciences has announced approval of the company's ReShape Balloon by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Congruent with this approval, the company received an initial stocking order from Dar Al Zahrawi Medical. Saudi Arabia has one of the highest obesity and... (more)
03/04/18 - Research
Chronic stress and weight gain
A study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has provided the first molecular understanding of why people gain weight due to chronic stress, disrupted circadian rhythms and treatment with glucocorticoid drugs. According to the researchers, it is related to the timing of the dips... (more)
03/04/18 - Research
Common bile duct post-RYGB
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients who may be at a higher risk of post-procedure primary common bile duct (CBD) stone formation can undergo laparoscopic-assisted transgastric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (LAERCP), where transoral access to the biliary tree is not possible,... (more)