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23/05/17 - Research
Bariatric surgery and colorectal cancer
A study led by researchers in Sweden that patients who has bariatric surgery were more likely to die from rectal cancer, compared to colon cancer. The investigators from Karolinska Institutet,...
23/05/17 - Research
Weight loss post-RYGB
Certain patient factors can determine whether weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery is successful, according to the authors from the Department of Surgery and Department of...
17/05/17 - Research
Medicare beneficiaries and LAGB
Among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery, re-operation was common, costly, and varied widely across hospital referral regions, according to a study...
17/05/17 - Policy
European Obesity Day 2017
European Obesity Day will take place on Saturday 20th May and will be marked by events to be held across the region to draw attention to the growing obesity epidemic. Europe's leading organisation...
17/05/17 - Research
‘Healthy' obese
Research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal, has revealed that so called 'metabolically healthy' obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular...
22/03/18 - Research
Lack of vitamin D and MetS
There is a strong association between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study by researchers from Brazil. Investigators at São...
22/03/18 - Research
Visceral fat promotes diabetes
Visceral or abdominal fat - more than any other type of body fat - raises the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Columbia University Irving...
19/03/18 - Research
Adolescent bariatric surgery
Only a small percentage of US teenagers and young adults with severe obesity undergo bariatric surgery, even though it is broadly considered the most effective long-term weight loss therapy,...

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