Obesity and Bariatric Surgery

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Early weight loss surgery associated with better outcomes

A new study has shown that only one in three patients who undergo bariatric surgery succeed in getting their BMI under 30. However this rate was much higher for those that had surgery under the BMI of 40, regarded as ‘morbid obesity’. The findings...
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Blood tests can help predict surgery outcome

New research suggests that by calculating the ratio of circulating fatty acids, we may be able to predict the outcome of bariatric surgery. The study examined whether the ratios of serum stearic acid/palmitic acid (S/P) would be a reliable marker in predicting...
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Teenage gastric bypass surgery and future complications

In a long term follow up study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology it has been found that gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers keep weight off. The study aimed to assess the long-term effects of gastric bypass and any...
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Gastric bypass patients have reduced risk of death after 10 years

Patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery have a reduced risk of death from obesity or other disease by up to 48% after 10 years. In a Obesity. new study researchers followed almost 2,700 gastric bypass patients over a period of 10 years and...
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Sustained weight loss after gastric bypass surgery

A study published online in JAMA Surgery has evaluated the preoperative factors that are associated with long term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Weight loss trajectories following gastric bypass have been variable from person to person...
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BEATing hunger with a nonsurgical intervention

BEATing hunger with a nonsurgical intervention A novel, safe and minimally invasive treatment has been developed that may help people struggling to lose weight. Researchers designed the Bariatric Embolization of Arteries for the Treatment of Obesity (BEAT)...
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The high rate of symptoms post-gastric bypass

Although most patients report improved well-being after Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB) surgery, the prevalence of symptoms was high, and nearly one-third of patients were hospitalised. These are the conclusions from a danish study of 2,238 individuals who underwent...
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