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Most people in the United States believe obesity the result of a poor self-control, according to a survey by the National Opinions Research Center: three-quarters of the people surveyed attributed obesity to a lack of willpower.  In the same survey... (more)

12/04/17 - News

Public debate around obesity has become dangerously fixated with sugar, according to one of the UK's leading experts on obesity and diabetes. The latest NHS statistics show that obesity prevalence in adults increased from 15 percent in 1993 to 27 percent and that over one in... (more)
11/04/17 - News

A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fibre-rich diet.... (more)
11/04/17 - News

On Tuesday 11th April at 9-10pm, BBC2 will broadcast a documentary highlighting the poor access to surgery experienced by people in England and Wales. Specially, the programme will report how people with obesity are unable to access bariatric surgery despite NICE guideline –... (more)

MBSAQIP report

28/03/17

A paper reporting on the surgical techniques from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP)...

06/04/17 - News

Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners appear to play havoc with the body’s metabolism and large consumption of these sugar substitutes could promote fat accumulation especially in people who are already obese, according to preliminary research presented at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine... (more)
06/04/17 - News

Non-invasive electromagnetic brain stimulation - called deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) - helps obese people lose weight partly by changing the composition of their gut microbiota, according to results of a study presented at ENDO 2017, the Endocrine Society's... (more)
06/04/17 - News

Bariatric Solution has introduced a gastric calibration tube specifically for the use in sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and mini gastric bypass. According to the company, current gastric calibration tubes have several limitations including kinking, damage to the mucosa and... (more)

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05/04/17 - Research
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A simple test to determine a person's grip strength may be a predictor of developing metabolic disorders in middle or older age, a cross-continental study has found. A team led by researcher Dr Mark Peterson, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine and a... (more)
05/04/17 - Research
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Individuals with obesity who enrolled in a structured weight loss programme report fewer hours missed from work after six months in the programme, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, FL. "A concern shared by both employers and employees is that... (more)
04/04/17 - Research
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In overweight and obese children and adolescents, vitamin D deficiency is associated with early markers of cardiovascular disease, according to a study presented at ENDO 2017, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando. Marisa Censani (Credit: New York Presbyterian Hospital... (more)
04/04/17 - Research
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Researchers have discovered a unique metabolic ‘signature’ in the urine of diabetic, obese black teenagers that they say may become a way to predict the development of type 2 diabetes in people at risk. The results were presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, FL. In... (more)
04/04/17 - Research
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Patients who have higher levels of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3) lose more weight after bariatric surgery, according to researchers from Portugal who presented their data at ENDO 2017, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Orlando, FL. "Bariatric surgery is the most effective... (more)
03/04/17 - Research
Pain threshold
Obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than those who are not overweight and they are equally susceptible to extremes of hot and cold, according to a study by Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. The research highlights the differences in pain response between different groups of people.... (more)