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30/07/19 - Research
Obesity and food satisfaction
The propensity to overeat may, in part, be a function of the satisfaction derived from eating, according to a study by researchers from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. The study found no...
11/09/19 - Policy
MBSAQIP programme
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality programme of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic...
29/07/19 - Research
Vitamin D and diabetes
Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with pre-diabetes, suggesting that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve...
26/07/19 - Research
Sleeve gastrectomy and kidney failure
A recent analysis of trends in weight loss surgery among patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and obesity reveals that sleeve gastrectomy is safe, and its use has increased in recent years...
26/07/19 - Research
Gut bacteria
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a specific class of bacteria from the gut that prevents mice from becoming obese, suggesting these same microbes may similarly control weight...
16/10/19 - Research
Birth defects
Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major birth defects than children born to women with severe obesity at the start of their...
15/10/19 - Research
Cancer and weight risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if a person gains weight before the age of 40 with the risk of endometrial cancer increasing by 70 percent, according to an international study, headed by...
14/10/19 - Research
Sleeveballoon
A newly-tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control,...

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