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Bariatric surgery is an option for people who are severely obese and cannot lose weight by traditional means or who suffer from serious obesity-related health problems. The operation promotes weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by restricting food intake and, in some operations, interrupting the digestive process to prevent the absorption of some calories and nutrients.
NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

NASPGHAN clinical practice guidelines recommend screening test for NAFLD in obese children

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)--a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences--is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. [More]
Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Study identifies underlying cause for overgrowths in lower extremities of morbidly obese patients

Morbidly obese individuals--those whose weight is more than double normal weight--are prone to overgrowths in their lower extremities that can lead to infections and other health-threatening complications. [More]
Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity

Gas-filled balloon capsules provide new low risk treatment option for patients with obesity

Patients with obesity who swallowed gas-filled balloon capsules designed to help them eat less, lost 1.9 times more weight than patients who relied on diet, exercise and lifestyle therapy alone, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have lower risk of developing heart disease after bariatric surgery than men, research shows

Women have about a 20 percent less chance of developing heart disease after weight-loss surgery than men, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
Eating a very early dinner, or skipping it, may have some benefits for losing weight

Eating a very early dinner, or skipping it, may have some benefits for losing weight

The first human test of early time-restricted feeding found that this meal-timing strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. In early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and don't eat again until breakfast the next morning. [More]
Study reveals long-term survival benefits of gastric bypass surgery in patients with severe obesity

Study reveals long-term survival benefits of gastric bypass surgery in patients with severe obesity

Patients with severe obesity who have gastric bypass surgery reduce their risk of dying from obesity and other diseases by 48 percent up to 10 years after surgery, compared to similar patients who do not undergo the procedure, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
New quality improvement program reduces hospital readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients

New quality improvement program reduces hospital readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients

While the average hospital saw 30-day readmission rates for weight-loss surgery patients drop by about 14 percent, some hospitals had reductions as much as 32 percent after implementing a new quality improvement program, according to new research presented today at ObesityWeek 2016, the largest international event focused on the basic science, clinical application and prevention and treatment of obesity. [More]
Children at greater risk of unhealthy weight gain during summer holidays, study shows

Children at greater risk of unhealthy weight gain during summer holidays, study shows

Children are at greater risk of gaining unhealthy amounts of weight during summer vacation than during the school year, according to a new study published in the Obesity journal. [More]
Disrupted circadian rhythm may not help achieve maximum weight loss after bariatric surgery

Disrupted circadian rhythm may not help achieve maximum weight loss after bariatric surgery

A newly released basic science study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) suggests that a functioning circadian clock, or sleeping at night and being awake during the day, can help patients achieve a higher amount of weight loss following the surgery. [More]
Study identifies potential pathway to improve rate at which the body burns calories

Study identifies potential pathway to improve rate at which the body burns calories

Researchers say they have identified a potential pathway in our muscle tissue to improve the rate at which our bodies burn calories. [More]
Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, new survey finds

Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, new survey finds

Americans take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer, yet most do not go beyond traditional diets or involve doctors in their largely unsuccessful personal struggles against the disease, according to a new survey by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the independent research organization, NORC at the University of Chicago. [More]
Weight-loss surgery before conception improves maternal and fetal outcomes in obese women

Weight-loss surgery before conception improves maternal and fetal outcomes in obese women

Obesity during pregnancy puts women at higher risk for complications and can compromise the newborn's health. [More]
NDSU investigator receives $3.7 million grant for bariatric surgery research

NDSU investigator receives $3.7 million grant for bariatric surgery research

Some patients who undergo weight loss surgery to combat obesity don't lose the pounds they expect or they gain weight back. A team of researchers at seven institutions across the United States is working to find out why. [More]
Researchers report safety of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy from nationwide bariatric registry

Researchers report safety of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy from nationwide bariatric registry

By analyzing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program database, the largest bariatric-specific nationwide registry, researchers found that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a safe procedure with a low morbidity rate. [More]
Study shows link between RYGB surgery in obese patients and sustained long-term weight loss

Study shows link between RYGB surgery in obese patients and sustained long-term weight loss

Obese patients who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) lost much more weight than those who did not and were able to sustain most of this weight loss 10 years after surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. [More]
Sanford-NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant Program provides funding for three health research projects

Sanford-NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant Program provides funding for three health research projects

Three research projects have received $250,000 in seed funding from the Sanford Health NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant program. NDSU researchers will have opportunities to collaborate with investigators from Sanford Research. [More]
Hydrothermal DMR results show promise in treatment of type 2 diabetes

Hydrothermal DMR results show promise in treatment of type 2 diabetes

Fractyl Laboratories Inc. (Fractyl) announced today publication of data in the current issue of Diabetes Care from the Company’s first-in-human study of RevitaTM duodenal mucosal resurfacing (Revita DMR). [More]
Brain activity and response to food cues in severely obese women differ from lean counterparts

Brain activity and response to food cues in severely obese women differ from lean counterparts

The brain's reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern Medical Center. [More]
Medical weight-loss programs help people develop healthier lifestyle habits

Medical weight-loss programs help people develop healthier lifestyle habits

Because Valerie Prim grew up in a large Italian family, food has always been an important part of her life. [More]
Bariatric surgery becomes safer in accredited surgical centers, research shows

Bariatric surgery becomes safer in accredited surgical centers, research shows

Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times likelier to experience serious complications and more than twice as likely to die after the operation compared with patients who undergo these procedures at accredited bariatric surgical centers, researchers conclude. [More]
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