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There is an unmet patient requirement for a postoperative support group that is independent of weight loss success, according to researchers from Imperial College London, UK, who assessed how such a group should be delivered. They state that “... (more)

23/02/18 - News

Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered how the appetite pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) prohormone is produced and how the interruption of its regulation raise the risk of overeating and obesity. The findings could pave the way for new approaches... (more)
23/02/18 - News

Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s (MFDS) has approved of its Orbera Intragastric Balloon System to assist adult patients who are overweight with a BMI> 27 in losing and maintaining weight.
21/02/18 - News

A class of chemicals used in many industrial and consumer products has been linked to greater weight gain after dieting, particularly among women, according to a study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The chemicals - perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) – have... (more)

Serological biomarker vs EGDS

23/02/18

Assessing bariatric patients prior to surgery for serological biomarkers instead of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) is an “excellent”...

20/02/18 - News

Adjuvant weight loss medications after bariatric surgery can stop weight regain and maintain weight loss, according to a study by researchers from the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Department of General Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. The study found that more... (more)
19/02/18 - News

The six-year outcomes from a French study looking at the discontinuation or initiation of anti-diabetes treatment 6 years after adjustable gastric banding (AGB), gastric bypass (GBP) or sleeve gastrectomy (SG), has reported that bariatric surgery was associated with a... (more)
16/02/18 - News

There are no statistically significant differences between standard and distal Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) two years post-surgery measured by patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), according to the results from a double-blind randomised controlled trial byresearchers... (more)

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16/02/18 - Research
Standard and distal RYGB
There are no statistically significant differences between standard and distal Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) two years post-surgery measured by patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), according to the results from a double-blind randomised controlled trial byresearchers from Norway. The PROMS... (more)
15/02/18 - Research
Loss of control
Pre-surgical loss-of-control (LOC) eating not related to relative weight loss after surgery, post-operative LOC eating may adversely affect long-term weight outcomes in adolescents, according to a study by researchers led by Dr Thomas H Inge, director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Children's... (more)
15/02/18 - Community
European Obesity Day 2018
European Obesity Day, held each year to draw attention to Europe’s growing obesity epidemic and the need for better prevention and treatment, is to be held this year on Saturday 19 May. Individuals, healthcare providers and organisations throughout Europe are expected to take part. The organisers,... (more)
13/02/18 - Research
Stapleless LSG
Stapleless laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has the potential to be an affordable alternative to the standard LSG techniques, both in terms of financial costs and complication rate, according to a proof of concept study by researchers from El kabbary General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, the... (more)
12/02/18 - Event
MGB-OAGB 2018 Conference
The mini-gastric bypass  (MGB) and its variant, the one-anastomosis gastric bypass (OAGB), have increased remarkably over the last decade.  They are now the 3rd most common bariatric operation and make up the most frequent bypasses in many countries. The article was authored by Mervyn Deitel (left... (more)
12/02/18 - Research
Healthcare costs
The percentage of US national medical expenditures devoted to treating obesity-related illness in adults rose from 6.13% in 2001 to 7.91% in 2015, an increase of 29%. Although, the prevalence of obesity has risen dramatically in the US, but there has been little information about the economic... (more)