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The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has released recommendations based on best available evidence and expert opinion from the global surgical community... (more)

26/03/20 - News

The factors causing childhood obesity are different for wealthier and poorer countries, and the management of the disease is complex, according to a report by Yale scientists. According to one study cited in the report, BMI data from 200 countries showed paediatric obesity has... (more)
26/03/20 - News

Although the overall prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents has fallen slightly over the past decade, the rates of both conditions have increased in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, according to a study that included more than one million children... (more)
25/03/20 - News

World Obesity has issues a statement concerning obesity and of COVID-19 stating that obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effect of COVID-19 indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that people with heart disease and diabetes are at higher... (more)

Surgical vs non-surgical outcomes

17/03/20

People with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery maintained significantly more weight loss at five years than those who did not have...

25/03/20 - News

A new report on COVID-19 data to March 18 from Italy, prepared by an Italian expert for the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA), states that the rate of increase in the number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) with COVID-19 in Italy may have peaked in Lombardy, and... (more)
25/03/20 - News

The four Royal Surgical Colleges (The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland), the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland, the... (more)
25/03/20 - News

The American College of Surgeons has issued guidelines for the triage of metabolic and bariatric surgery (MBS) patients, as part of its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Surgery online resource for the surgical community facing the impact of COVID-19.

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24/03/20 - Community
COVID-19
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all elective surgeries, non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures be delayed during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The CMS announced in a statement that as more healthcare providers are increasingly... (more)
24/03/20 - Community
Covid-19
Dear Colleagues, Elective bariatric surgery in both the NHS and private sectors will effectively cease for the next 3- 6 months to help the NHS cope with the extraordinary pressures that the coronavirus outbreak has brought. In the midst of this organised chaos and uncertainty it’s important that... (more)
24/03/20 - Research
COVID-19
Approximately 70% of patients admitted to intensive care units in UK hospitals as a result of coronavirus are overweight or have obesity or morbidly obesity, according to an analysis by the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre on 19th March. The research is the first in-depth... (more)
20/03/20 - Research
T2DM
According to a study by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys and the University of Michigan Medical School, misfolded proinsulin - a protein the body normally processes into insulin - is an early sign of type 2 diabetes. The discovery could lead to tests or treatments that help prevent people from... (more)
19/03/20 - Research
Excess levels of triglycerides
Researchers Mark Castleberry, a doctoral student, and professor Sean Davidson, both in the UC College of Medicine, have found a way to produce Apolipoprotein A5 (APOA 5) protein in the laboratory. It plays an important role in metabolising and clearing excess levels of triglycerides from the... (more)
19/03/20 - Research
Surgery, CVD and strokes
Bariatric surgery resulted in 60% fewer fatal and non-fatal heart attacks and strokes among 3,701 men and women who had surgery, compared to the same number of patients who did not, during an average of 11 years following the surgery. In addition, patients who had bariatric surgery lost... (more)