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People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, according to a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The pan-European study, led... (more)

30/08/16 - News

Findings from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), which appear in eLife, provide a possible explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. A minority of obese individuals, the so-called healthy obese, have normal insulin... (more)
30/08/16 - News

Despite a growing epidemic, many medical providers fail to diagnose obesity in their patients and miss an opportunity to identify an important component of long-term health, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study published in the Journal of Community Health.
30/08/16 - News

The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is associated with cancer risk, according to a longitudinal study published in PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Melina Arnold of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency... (more)

Vitamin D and obesity

29/08/16

Obese women have significantly greater total vitamin D stores than normal-weight women, although the pattern of distribution of the stores is...

29/08/16 - News

A new therapy that involves engineered gut bacteria may one day help reduce the health problems that come with obesity, according to research, ‘Altering the microbiota for weight control’, presented at the American Physiological Society's Inflammation, Immunity and... (more)
25/08/16 - News

Babies of women who have undergone bariatric surgery for obesity run a higher risk of preterm birth, according to an update from a study from the Karolinska Institutet and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. "Since obesity is associated with a higher risk of... (more)
25/08/16 - News

A study comparing the success and complication rate of double-balloon enteroscope (DBE) and single-balloon enteroscope (SBE) to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in Roux-en-Y patients, has reported that both techniques are equally competent with high... (more)

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25/08/16 - Research
Balloon enteroscope for ERCP
A study comparing the success and complication rate of double-balloon enteroscope (DBE) and single-balloon enteroscope (SBE) to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in Roux-en-Y patients, has reported that both techniques are equally competent with high success rates and... (more)
25/08/16 - Community
Bariatric malpractice protection
MGIS Underwriting Managers (MGIS), in partnership with OmniSure Consulting Group, have introduced the PhysicianProtect | Bariatric, a malpractice risk mitigation solution specifically for bariatric surgeons. OmniSure Consulting's deep clinical expertise provides specialty-specific tools to identify... (more)
24/08/16 - Research
John Hopkins study
Researchers at John Hopkins have announced that they are examining how bariatric surgery causes obese individuals to relearn their taste preferences and their desire to consume high-calorie foods, and how this relearning leads to reduced calorie intake and weight loss. The interdisciplinary team by... (more)
23/08/16 - Industry
Product launch
Ethicon has launched the Stratafix Spiral PDS Plus and Stratafix Spiral Monocryl Plus Knotless Tissue Control Devices to its range of Stratafix Knotless Tissue Control Devices, the most comprehensive and unmatched knotless suture offering available to surgeons in the US, according to the company.... (more)
22/08/16 - Research
'Healthy obesity’ myth
The term "healthy obesity" has gained traction over the past 15 years, but scientists have recently questioned its very existence. A study published in the journal Cell Reports provides further evidence against the notion of a healthy obese state, revealing that white fat tissue samples from obese... (more)
22/08/16 - Research
Surgery and food cravings
Not only does bariatric surgery help people lose weight may work by reducing the amount they eat, it can also change what they want to eat improving glycaemic control after surgery, according to research in Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In the study, ‘... (more)