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The official journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) – the Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases journal – has announced the creation of a dedicated online forum which will critically analyse SOARD publications... (more)

18/10/17 - News

TransEnterix has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. With this clearance, the Senhance becomes the first new market entrant into the field of abdominal surgical robotics since 2000. Using the system, a surgeon directs small surgical... (more)
18/10/17 - News

Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, according to researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception rates from the University of Pittsburgh. The American Society for Metabolic... (more)
13/10/17 - News

A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a study in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows... (more)

Pain thresholds and obesity

17/10/17

Healthcare professionals should consider pain thresholds and tolerance of pain when treating severely obese patients for acute or chronic pain,...

12/10/17 - News

New guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has emphasised the need for obstetrician–gynaecologist to be aware of and sensitive to obesity in adolescent patients. According to the Committee Opinion, “Obesity in Adolescents,” adolescents... (more)
11/10/17 - News

Guidance on commissioning weight assessment services and management clinics in the UK, first published in 2014, has been updated and now includes guidelines on children and young people. The guidance is sponsored by and represents the views of 22 professional organisations... (more)
09/10/17 - News

According to the report from the CDC and the US National Cancer Institute being obese or overweight was associated with cancer cases involving more than 630,000 Americans in 2014, and this includes 13 types of cancer, about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US in 2014... (more)

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09/10/17 - Research
Obesity and cancer
According to the report from the CDC and the US National Cancer Institute being obese or overweight was associated with cancer cases involving more than 630,000 Americans in 2014, and this includes 13 types of cancer, about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US in 2014. The 13 cancers... (more)
06/10/17 - Research
Post-op weight regain
During the course "Understanding and Treating the Recurrence of Obesity", that kickstarted the XVIII Brazilian Congress of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, experts had the opportunity to discuss the causes and treatment options to the problem of patients who regain weight after bariatric surgery.... (more)
06/10/17 - Research
Bariatric surgery and cancer
Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery lower their risk of developing cancer by at least a third, according to a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine researcher leading a large retrospective cohort study of patients in the western US. Daniel Schauer "We found having... (more)
06/10/17 - Research
Gastric plication and Endobarrier
New data released from the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medications (IK+EM) on the comparison of 40 patients who underwent either gastric plication or EndoBarrier treatment or were control patients, have shown similar outcomes between the procedural groupoa.  The data was released at the... (more)
06/10/17 - Event
Brazilian Congress of Bariatric Surgery
Among patients suffering from morbid obesity in Brazil and undergoing bariatric surgery there is a period between five and seven years, 95% said they are satisfied with bariatric surgery and 98% would have bariatric surgery again. Among the interviewees, 65% women and 35% men, 95% improved their... (more)
05/10/17 - Research
Gastric bypass
A study by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) and Shriners Hospital for Children has made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases.... (more)