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30/03/19 - Research
PIONEER 3 outcomes
Oral semaglutide 7mg and 14mg demonstrated superior HbA1c and body weight reductions compared to Januvia (sitagliptin 100mg), although non-inferiority for oral semaglutide 3mg for HbA1c reductions at...
27/03/19 - Research
Post-bariatric hypoglycaemia
A new automated drug delivery system can help prevent dangerously low blood sugar in patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery, according to a study, ‘OR22-3: Closed-Loop Glucagon Pump: A Novel...
22/03/19 - Research
Learning curve
Bariatric fellowships reduce the learning curve for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (LRYGB) and helps to achieve excellent outcomes in the first and over seven years of independent...
13/03/19 - Research
Access to surgery
There is very little difference in access to bariatric surgery in Sweden with regards to socioeconomic status among patients with BMI>40, according to researchers from Lund University, Lund,...
08/03/19 - Research
Genetics and obesity
Researchers from Rockefeller University and collaborators have identified a genetic mechanism that may play a role in at least 10 percent of all obesity cases. The findings, which could help identify...
14/06/19 - Research
PIONEER 6 trial
Novo Nordisk has announced that the PIONEER 6 trial achieved its primary endpoint by demonstrating non-inferiority of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) with oral semaglutide compared with...
13/06/19 - Research
2019 Jacobson Innovation Award
The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to Dr Henry Buchwald, at a dinner held in his honour, by ACS President, Dr Ronald V Maier, for his life-long...
13/06/19 - Research
Binge eating
Binge eating is prevalent across socioeconomic status (SES) groups in the US and is linked to depressed mood, anxiety and obesity. A new study led by the University of Minnesota School of Public...

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