Two studies including a combined 107,000 subjects have reported that people can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, and patients with heart disease have a reduced risk of dying if they are overweight or obese, while underweight and normal weight heart disease patients have an increased risk.
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Dr MAL Fobi, a world-renowned bariatric surgeon and past president of the International Federation for the Society of Obesity and Metabolic Surgery (IFSO), discusses the viability of banding the sleeve gastrectomy.
A new paper investigates the obesity epidemic from a unique angle – exactly how much fat can the planet support?
The processes used to evaluate pharmaceutical interventions to treat obesity could be transformed, according to a new report.
Bariatric News speaks to Dr Pradeep Chowbey, Director - Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Max Healthcare, New Delhi and Congress President of the XVII World Congress of the International Federation for the Surgery for Obesity and Metabolic Disorders – IFSO 2012, New Delhi, India.
Pioneering surgeon Dr Paul Anderson's latest endeavour has taken him away from the operating theatre – and into the literary world.
Professor Yury Yashkov is the new president of the European Chapter of IFSO. He works at the Center of Endosurgery and Lithotripsy, Moscow, Russia.
A recent report released by the Brazil's Ministry of Health stated that nearly half (48.5%) of the Brazilian population was overweight, an increase from 42.7% in 2007.
Bariatric surgery in Russia is safe and the number of procedures is increasing according to data from the Russian National Bariatric Registry.
Lindes Callejas-Diaz is a specialist clinical pharmacist and she talks about some of the specific challenges she faces while treating overweight and obese patients.