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Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent "Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery" (Teen-LABS) study, published in the... (more)

16/01/18 - News

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered a new biological pathway in fat cells that could explain why some people with obesity are at high risk for metabolic diseases. The new findings, demonstrated initially in mice and supported by data from human patients, could lead to... (more)
16/01/18 - News

Researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found new insights on the genetic mechanisms that promote metastasis in the mouse model and also implicated the typical Western high-fat diet as a key environmental factor driving metastasis.
15/01/18 - News

Researchers from the University of Exeter, UK, has reported that the fat of people with obesity becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult. An analysis of the health of adipose (fat) tissue in overweight people found that their fat can... (more)

US mortality rates


There has been a reduction in the rate of improvement in American mortality during the last three decades and according to a recent study, the...

11/01/18 - News

Effective prevention and treatment steps, including coverage for bariatric surgery when indicated, can help employers to control the health and economic impact of obesity in the workplace, according to an American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM)... (more)
09/01/18 - News

A genetic study examining the carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity - that insulin secretion drives weight gain – has concluded that being genetically predisposed to have greater insulin secretion led to a higher a BMI. However, being genetically predisposed to have a higher... (more)
08/01/18 - News

Imperial College London has provided an update on three important clinical trials that are assessing various aspects of bariatric and metabolic procedures.

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08/01/18 - Research
Bariatric clinical trials
Imperial College London has provided an update on three important clinical trials that are assessing various aspects of bariatric and metabolic procedures. The three unique studies are looking at the importance of the biliopancreatic  limb length during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB); whether the... (more)
08/01/18 - Research
Bariatric perception survey
Primary care practitioners (PCPs) may be prejudiced against bariatric surgery, according to the results of a small survey conducted in England. The study, thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, concluded that that PCPs have low referral rates for bariatric surgery, lack confidence and... (more)
05/01/18 - Research
Anti-obesity drug
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston have discovered a promising drug that has been shown to selectively shrink excess fat by increasing fat cell metabolism. They report that the drug significantly reduces body weight and blood cholesterol levels without... (more)
05/01/18 - Research
By-Band-Sleeve study
Researchers from the By-Band-Sleeve study have recommended the use of the EQ-5D-5L scoring instrument to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in bariatric surgery patients in combination with a mental health specific instrument. Although, they acknowledge that future work should explore... (more)
03/01/18 - Research
Race and T2DM
Previous studies have found higher rates of diabetes in blacks are still present even when risk factors for diabetes such as obesity and lower socioeconomic status are taken into account however, a recent study by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has identified a... (more)
02/01/18 - Research
Researchers have highlighted the pernicious effect of obesity on the long-term health of haematopoietic stem cells (blood-making stem cells). The study, led by researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, was conducted largely in genetic models of obese mice and... (more)