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Patients with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery live longer and are less likely to experience a clot-caused stroke than those who do not, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions... (more)

21/11/19 - News

The gastroenterology team at Henri-Mondor AP-HP Hospital and University Paris-Est Créteil, led by Professor Iradj Sobhani, together with teams from Inserm and the Institut Pasteur Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit (U1202), led by Professor Philippe Sansonetti (holder of the... (more)
18/11/19 - News

The overall rate of new cancer cases is decreasing in men but increasing in women younger than 80 years, and obesity-related cancers are increasing in young people, according to a study on cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015.
14/11/19 - News

The vast majority of clinical trials involving diet amended their desired study outcomes along the way raising the possibility of bias, according to researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, and Pennington Biomedical Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA).

Why bariatric surgery works

15/11/19

Researchers from UC San Francisco have suspected for some time that one reason bariatric surgery is so surprisingly effective at blocking hunger...

14/11/19 - News

Toxic man-made chemicals - such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides - that are absorbed into the body and stored in fat may be released into the bloodstream during the rapid fat loss that follows bariatric surgery, according to a study from... (more)
13/11/19 - News

Liraglutide can be considered as a safe and effective adjunctive treatment to prevent weight regain after bariatric surgery, according to two studies presented at the UK’s Society for Endocrinology annual conference. In the first study, ‘Efficacy of liraglutide in weight... (more)
13/11/19 - News

Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to findings presented at the UK’s Society for Endocrinology annual conference. Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin B12 had metabolic markers indicative of increased... (more)

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13/11/19 - Research
Vitamin B12, obesity and pregnancy
Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs fat metabolism and may be associated with obesity during pregnancy, according to findings presented at the UK’s Society for Endocrinology annual conference. Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin B12 had metabolic markers indicative of increased fat production and... (more)
12/11/19 - Industry
Product launch
Penlon, UK-based manufacturer of anaesthesia equipment, has launched the new Sigma EVA, an advanced electronic vaporiser specifically designed to provide a better way to deliver of Desflurane. Penlon will be one of a very small number of companies to have developed and launched a vaporiser for... (more)
11/11/19 - Research
Post-op kidney disease o
Adolescents with T2DM experienced more hyperfiltration and earlier attenuation of their elevated urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR) after gastric bypass surgery compared with adults, according to the abstract, ‘Five-year kidney outcomes of bariatric surgery in adolescents compared with adults... (more)
11/11/19 - Research
Nutritional deficiencies
Adolescents who have bariatric surgery may develop nutritional deficiencies years after treatment that can result in health risks if not properly managed, according to researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. In addition, they report gastric bypass appears to cause more... (more)
11/11/19 - Research
Age and bariatric surgery
A study has revealed that bariatric surgery can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults (above the age of 65). The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with either gastric... (more)
08/11/19 - Research
Vitamin D and inflammation
Vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids are purported to have many health benefits, including reducing systemic inflammation. Signals of systemic inflammation are tied to diseases of aging and obesity, including cardiovascular disease, heart failure, osteoporosis, diabetes and some cancers, and... (more)