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10/06/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and fracture risk
Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, have reported that bariatric surgery is associated with health benefits, however patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB...
10/06/19 - Research
Weight stigma
A large quantitative research study has found using the terms ‘weight’ or ‘high BMI (body mass index)’ to describe excess fatness was rated as less stigmatising and less blaming than commonly used...
10/06/19 - Research
Surgery, mortality and substance abuse
The death rate from drug- and alcohol-related causes in patients who have had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is nearly triple that of the general public, according to University of Pittsburgh...
05/06/19 - Research
GBP and reflux
Although gastro‐oesophageal reflux symptoms do show a dramatic decline after gastric bypass surgery approximately half of patients required continuous anti‐reflux medication after surgery, according...
04/06/19 - Research
High body fat and mortality
Research presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Vienna, Austria, shows that mortality in patients who had undergone heart bypass surgery was over four times higher in individuals with a...
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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