Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity, hair samples show

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research that involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, study suggests

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Parental obesity linked to delays in child development

Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill. Children of obese fathers were more likely to fail measures of social competence, and those born to extremely obese couples also were more likely to […]

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Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Obesity in China

Obesity and related metabolic diseases are a major health concern in China according to the WHO, with overall rates of obesity less than 5% in the countryside but greater than 20% in some cities. It is the fastest-growing health problem in China and one of the most serious chronic conditions of our time. Approximately 92.4 […]

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Safety techniques in sleeve gastrectomy

This video presents an interview with Dr.Catalin Copaescu, the Chief Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery from Romania. He is a well respected expert on sleeve gastrectony and presents his strategies to prevent complicatins. The interview was recorded in 2012 at IFSO, during IBC Symposium. It illustrates an evolution in sleeve gastrectomy technique. Dr. Copaescu comented after […]

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Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East

This video presents and interview with Dr. Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri the Chief of Division of General, Thoracic, & Vascular Surgery, Director of Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (BMI) Abu Dhabi, and Surgeon Champion of ACS NSQIP at SKMC. He explains specifics of bariatric surgery in the region and the Middle East Bariatric Surgery Association (MEBSA) which […]

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Many ways to skin the sleeve fat cat!

Adrian Marius Nedelcu (Romania)   Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has evolved into a primary surgical treatment modality for morbid obesity. It has gained wide popularity as a sole bariatric procedure, now established as the most frequent bariatric procedure worldwide. A staged approach of morbid obese patient must be STILL considered, where a LSG is proposed […]

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Is It All About The Money?

Vinay Mehendale (India)    I remember the time it was not called bariatric surgery but Surgery for Morbid obesity. I read about it only in the books in the late eighties. I thought it should be called Morbid Surgery for Obesity. But I kept the thoughts to myself. In India, we did see some obese […]

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