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Bariatricnews.net: Top 10 most read articles in January 2014

Just in case you missed any news last month, these were the 10 most read articles on bariatricnews.net in January 2014 including the latest research, product & industry news, policy news and more...

Insulin secretion post-bypass may explain T2DM resolution

Insulin-producing beta cells increase in number and performance after the gastric bypass and could explain why patients recover from their type 2 diabetes within days of surgery before any weight loss has taken place, researchers from Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden claim...(more)

UK launch for Obalon’s swallowable balloon system

The world’s first ‘swallowable’ weight loss balloon, the Obalon gastric balloon system, has been launched in the UK. Exclusively distributed by Purple Surgical in partnership with Spire Healthcare, the system can be placed in just five minutes by swallowing a small capsule, the size of a large vitamin pill...(more)

Banding patients must adhere to nutritional advice

Gastric banding patients do not meet recommended daily requirements for important nutrients such as protein, vitamin D and calcium, despite receiving nutritional counselling over a three-month period, according to the outcomes of a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers...(more)

Study: BIORING is comparable to LAPBAND

The adjustable BIORING gastric ring (Cousin Biotech) is as safe and effective as the LAPBAND ring (Allergan), according to the results from a randomised study1 presented at the French society of obesity surgery (SOFFCO), in June 2013, realized by Pr Chevallier...(more)

Study finds LAGB can be used to prevent diabetes

Weight loss could be crucial in preventing patients with impaired fasting glucose (IGF) developing diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetologia. The authors from the Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), Monash University,the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, University of Melbourne, and the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia, report that patients who received a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) had a reduced risk of progressing from IFG to diabetes...(more)

Diabetes - prevention is better than cure

In a recent paper, Australian researchers reported that bariatric surgery may be an effective diabetes prevention strategy for paitents with impaired fasting glucose. Here, co-author of the study, Professor Paul O'Brien, discusses the possible implications of the findings...(more)

Men delay surgery, leads to greater problems

Women are more likely to seek bariatric surgery compared with their male counterparts, according to researchers from the University of California. In addition, by the time men do consult their doctor about surgery, they are older, more obese and sicker than women claims the study published in the journal Surgical Endoscopy...(more)

LSG does not relieve or resolve GERD

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy does not resolve or relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and in some instances may actually contribute to reflux, according to the study by researchers from the Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft Lewis, WA...(more)

Apollo reaffirms commitment to bariatric market

Apollo Endosurgery has reaffirmed its commitment to transforming patient care through the development of innovative, minimally-invasive bariatric and endoscopic surgical solutions, at the 2014 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference...(more)

World’s first Professor of Metabolic Surgery

It what is thought to be a world first, King’s College Hospital and King’s College London (part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, AHSC), have established the first university chair in metabolic surgery and Professor Francesco Rubino has become the world’s first Professor of this surgical discipline....(more)