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19Feb, 2016

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass results in a decrease in abdominal and pericardial fat

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Patients who experienced weight loss as an outcome of bariatric surgery saw a decrease in abdominal and pericardial fat, with a higher relative decrease of visceral and paracardial fat volumes, according to a study published in the journalClinical Endocrinology. However, the researchers did not see an improvement in cardiovascular function or myocardial triglyceride content after Roux en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. The researchers, led by Dr Linda D van Schinkel, of the departments of general internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, note that cardiac […]
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19Feb, 2016

UK launch for Obalon’s swallowable balloon system

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The world’s first ‘swallowable’ weight loss balloon, the Obalon gastric balloon system, has been launched in the UK. Exclusively distributed by Purple Surgical in partnership with Spire Healthcare, the system can be placed in just five minutes by swallowing a small capsule, the size of a large vitamin pill. Obalon Therapeutics claims the systems offers a real weight loss solution for those who have previously been unsuccessful in losing weight or who do not meet the BMI criteria for a surgical weight loss procedure. It claims the system is suitable for […]
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19Feb, 2016

Weight Change Three Years After Bariatric Surgery

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Importance Severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥35) is associated with a broad range of health risks. Bariatric surgery induces weight loss and short-term health improvements, but little is known about long-term outcomes of these operations. Objective To report 3-year change in weight and select health parameters after common bariatric surgical procedures. Design and Setting The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Consortium is a multicenter observational cohort study at 10 US hospitals in 6 geographically diverse clinical centers. Participants and Exposure Adults undergoing first-time bariatric surgical procedures as part of routine clinical care […]
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