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13/02/18 - Research
Stapleless LSG
Stapleless laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has the potential to be an affordable alternative to the standard LSG techniques, both in terms of financial costs and complication rate, according to...
12/02/18 - Research
Healthcare costs
The percentage of US national medical expenditures devoted to treating obesity-related illness in adults rose from 6.13% in 2001 to 7.91% in 2015, an increase of 29%. Although, the prevalence of...
13/02/18 - Research
School-based obesity intervention programmes
School-based programmes aimed at preventing obesity in children are unlikely to have much impact on the childhood obesity epidemic, according to a randomised controlled trial lead by researchers from...
12/02/18 - Research
Post-bariatric surgery hypoglycaemia
A new ‘smart’ glucagon delivery system created by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences may make it possible for people with post-...
08/02/18 - Research
Post-op metabolites
Plasma levels of the kynurenine (3-hydroxykynurenine and 3-hydroxyanthranilic acid) metabolites were substantially decreased, along with a metabolic improvement one year after bariatric surgery,...
23/02/18 - Research
POMC prohormone
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered how the appetite pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) prohormone is produced and how the interruption of its regulation raise the risk...
23/02/18 - Research
Serological biomarker vs EGDS
Assessing bariatric patients prior to surgery for serological biomarkers instead of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) is an “excellent” substitute according to researchers from the University of...
22/02/18 - Research
Post-op bariatric support groups
There is an unmet patient requirement for a postoperative support group that is independent of weight loss success, according to researchers from Imperial College London, UK, who assessed how such a...

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