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Obesity paradox

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.

Banding the sleeve

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?

Pharmaceutical evaluation

The processes used to evaluate pharmaceutical interventions to treat obesity could be transformed, according to a new report.

Pradeep Chowbey

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.

Roux-en-Ys to Booker Prize?

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.

Snapshot of Brazil

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…

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

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.