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Mr Richard Welbourn is a senior bariatric surgeon at Musgrove Park Hospital and Nuffield Health Hospital in Taunton. He led the effort to develop the UK’s National Bariatric Surgery Registry, and in January 2013, he will become president of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society.


Bariatric News speaks to Professor Rudolf Weiner as he prepares for this November's 7th Frankfurter Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

Chinese T2DM assessment

Study finds that waist circumference is the most appropriate measure for identifying patients who could develop T2DM.

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.