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The risks related to the use of bougie during bariatric surgery should not be underestimated and inserted with extreme caution in order to prevent oesophageal perforations, according to researchers from Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm,... (more)

24/01/20 - News

Researchers at the University of Plymouth and Nestlé have revealed new insights into the factors that predispose children to developing type 2 diabetes in adult life. The EarlyBird study followed 300 healthy children in Plymouth, UK, from five years of age to early adulthood to... (more)
24/01/20 - News

A study by researchers from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, US, has reported that that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, building healthy dietary, self-monitoring and psychological coping strategies may be the keys to success.
24/01/20 - News

Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more ‘unhealthy’ gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO.

Adolescent mental health

22/01/20

A long-term study of adolescent mental health following bariatric surgery suggests that although the surgery can improve many aspects of health,...

23/01/20 - News

Utilising the Artec EVA three-dimensional (3D) mobile imaging scanner can provide an objective and reproducible source for the detection of body shape changes after bariatric surgery, according to researchers from RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany, who recommended... (more)
22/01/20 - News

Exposure to light regulates how two kinds of fat cells work together to produce the raw materials that all other cells use for energy and disruptions to this fundamental process appear to have a negative effect on our metabolic health, according to investigators from Cincinnati... (more)
21/01/20 - News

Patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction and who carry excess abdominal fat are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to a study led by researchers from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Prior studies have shown that abdominal obesity is an important... (more)

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21/01/20 - Research
Abdominal obesity and myocardial infarction
Patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction and who carry excess abdominal fat are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to a study led by researchers from the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Prior studies have shown that abdominal obesity is an important risk factor for having... (more)
21/01/20 - Research
FINDRISC T2DM prediction tool
The Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) questionnaire, used extensively to predict a person's degree of risk for getting type 2 diabetes, does not adequately identify the most vulnerable individuals, according to researchers from Norway. FINDRISC is a recommended tool for checking how at risk a... (more)
20/01/20 - Research
GI devices and endoscopy
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have potentially found a way to eliminate some of the endoscopic surgeries needed to remove gastrointestinal (GI) medical devices, such as gastric balloons and oesophageal stents. Clinicians use these devices to diagnose, treat and monitor... (more)
20/01/20 - Research
The Elipse Balloon
First launched in 2015, over 20,000 Elipse Balloon has now been distributed in +30 countries. The Elipse Balloon, a new category weight loss product, is proven to be an effective, non-surgical weight-loss treatment. Clinical trials have shown that it typically results in 10% to 15% total body... (more)
17/01/20 - Research
Soybean oil
A study by researchers at UC Riverside shows that soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depression. Used for fast food frying, added to packaged foods, and fed to livestock, soybean oil is by... (more)
17/01/20 - Research
Obesity a communicable disease?
Non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancer and lung disease are the most common causes of death, accounting for 70 percent of deaths worldwide, and are considered ‘non-communicable’ because they are thought to be caused by a combination of genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors... (more)