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There is no difference in the health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) outcomes in patients who received mesenteric defect closure after laparoscopic gastric bypass, compared to those patients who did not have their mesenteric defect closed, according... (more)

17/07/17 - News

A large, bouquet-shaped molecule called surfactant protein A, or SP-A, may explain why obese asthma patients have harder-to-treat symptoms than their lean and overweight counterparts, according to a study led by scientists at the University of Arizona and Duke University.
14/07/17 - News

Chemical signatures from gut bacteria which show up in urine can be used to predict how the body will respond to a 'junk' diet. Scientists have found that certain compounds, produced by microbes in the guts of mice, could be used to show which animals are at greater risk of... (more)
13/07/17 - News

Researchers from the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has revealed that fasting blood sugar and/or fasting insulin can be used to select the optimal diet and to predict weight loss, particularly for people with prediabetes... (more)

Artificial sweeteners

17/07/17

Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease...

12/07/17 - News

EnteroMedics has launch of the vBloc Now programme, which provides qualified patients access to vBloc Therapy at a reduced cost in partnership with select bariatric and weight loss centres across the United States. vBloc Therapy is designed to help patients feel full, eat less... (more)
10/07/17 - News

A team of Cleveland Clinic researchers is leading a first-of-its-kind multi-centre clinical trial to assess the long-term outcomes of bariatric/metabolic surgery compared to medical and lifestyle therapy for treating Type 2 diabetes. The Alliance of Randomized Trials of... (more)
07/07/17 - News

After UC Berkeley researchers temporarily eliminated the sense of smell in a mouse it remained a normal weight while eating a high-fat diet, while a second mouse that retained its sense of smell increased its weight. The findings suggest that the odour of what we eat may play... (more)

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07/07/17 - Research
Smelling food
After UC Berkeley researchers temporarily eliminated the sense of smell in a mouse it remained a normal weight while eating a high-fat diet, while a second mouse that retained its sense of smell increased its weight. The findings suggest that the odour of what we eat may play an important role in... (more)
07/07/17 - Industry
Product launch
Ethicon has launched its Echeleon Flex GST System (45mm) across Europe, building on the success of the Echelon Flex 60mm Powered Plus Stapler with Gripping Surface Technology (GST). The Echeleon Flex GST System now offers both 45mm and 60mm endocutters with reloads, which is of mounting importance... (more)
05/07/17 - Research
Immune cells
Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according to a study in mice led by researchers from UC San Francisco and the University of Washington Medical Center. Neurons within a region at the base of the brain known as the hypothalamus, which... (more)
04/07/17 - Research
Sleeve gastrectomy
At the forthcoming IFSO World Congress in London, UK, Dr Michel Gagner (Professor of surgery, Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, FIU Senior consultant, Hôpital du Sacre Coeur, Montreal, Canada) will be participating in two key events examining the current role of sleeve gastrectomy - 6th Annual... (more)
03/07/17 - Research
Gut bacteria
Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered a biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity that by blocking a specific intestinal microbial pathway can prevent obesity and insulin resistance, as well as cause fat tissue to become more metabolically active. The study was recently... (more)
27/06/17 - Policy
Scientific Statement
A Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society has called for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss. Despite decades of research and billions of dollars spent each year on treatment, understanding... (more)