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02/10/19 - Research
obesity and chronic diarrhoea
In the most comprehensive analysis of the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and bowel habits to date, published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a team of physician-researchers...
01/10/19 - Research
Treating adolescent obesity
As rates of adolescent obesity continue to rise, choice of treatment needs to be guided by the severity of obesity, psychosocial factors, comorbidities and patient's age and pubertal status,...
30/09/19 - Research
Mental health and surgery
Researchers from Australia have reported an increase in mental health service presentations after bariatric surgery, particularly among those who had prior psychiatric illnesses or developed surgical...
27/09/19 - Research
Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing
Fractyl Laboratories has announced positive topline results from Revita-2, the first randomised, double-blind, sham-controlled, multi-centre clinical trial of Fractyl’s Revita DMR. Data from patients...
27/09/19 - Research
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its Polypropylene Suture-Anchor Assembly for use specifically with the OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing Systems. This proprietary...
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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