Category Archives: Obesity: Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass Improves Long-Term Survival

Newswise — CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 5, 2015 – Obese patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery have significantly better long-term survival rates than obese patients who do not receive the surgery, according to a University of Virginia Health System study. Published … Continue reading

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Bariatric surgery may reduce life expectancy for super obese diabetic patients: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

CINCINNATI-Bariatric surgery improves life expectancy for many obese diabetic patients, but it may cut life expectancy for patients who are super obese with very high body mass indexes, according to a University of Cincinnati researcher. “For most patients with diabetes … Continue reading

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Experts recommend weight loss drugs, surgery as supplement to lifestyle interventions

Washington, DC-The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for prescribing drugs to manage obesity and promote weight loss. The CPG, entitled “Pharmacological Management of Obesity: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and … Continue reading

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Gastric Bypass Bests Banding for Weight Loss, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol Control,

Newswise — DALLAS – Sept. 25, 2014 – Gastric bypass surgery has better outcomes than gastric banding for long-term weight loss, controlling type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, and lowering cholesterol levels, according to a new review by UT … Continue reading

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Why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes

Scientists at The University of Manchester are a step closer to understanding why diabetes is cured in the majority of patients that undergo gastric bypass surgery. The research, published in the journal Endocrinology, shows the cure is likely to be … Continue reading

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Among Weight Loss Methods, Surgery and Drugs Achieve Highest Patient Satisfaction

5 star review from Amazon readers Newswise — CHICAGO, IL — Obese and overweight Americans who have tried losing weight report far greater overall satisfaction with weight loss surgery and prescription weight loss medications than with diet, exercise and other … Continue reading

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Uterine cancer risk goes down after bariatric surgery

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and … Continue reading

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Weight loss surgery safe, beneficial: study

(Reuters Health) - Bariatric surgery results in substantial weight loss and can turn back some diseases related to obesity, a new study finds. There is some risk of complications, but death rates appear to be lower than previously thought, researchers … Continue reading

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Bariatric surgery can lead to premature birth

[PRESS RELEASE 13 NOVEMBER 2013] Babies born of women who have undergone bariatric (weight-loss) surgery are more likely to be premature and to be small for gestational age, according to a large registry study carried out at Karolinska Institutet in … Continue reading

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Rapid reversal of diabetes after gastric banding surgery

Clinical researchers from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent’s Hospital have shown that a form of weight loss surgery, known as ‘gastric banding’, brings about reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of glucose tolerance … Continue reading

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Bariatric surgery patients not being prioritized correctly

Most people who receive bariatric surgery in Canada, and around the world, are obese women, even though their male counterparts are more at risk, especially if those men are smokers and have diabetes. These findings are demonstrated in newly published … Continue reading

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The long-term effects of bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes: a new study

Thursday, September 19, 2013, Cleveland: Overweight patients with type 2 diabetes continue to experience the benefits of bariatric surgery up to nine years after the procedure, according to new research from Cleveland Clinic’s Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, published online today … Continue reading

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Gastric banding, bypass affect the brain differently

Gut. 2013 Aug 20. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2013-305008. [Epub ahead of print] Obese patients after gastric bypass surgery have lower brain-hedonic responses to food than after gastric banding. Scholtz S, Miras AD, Chhina N, Prechtl CG, Sleeth ML, Daud NM, Ismail NA, … Continue reading

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