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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.
Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

Study may help clinicians predict outcome of common bariatric surgery

New findings published online in The FASEB Journal, may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. [More]
Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Studies reveal long-term effects of gastric bypass surgery in severely obese teenagers

Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according to the first long-term follow-up studies of teenagers who had undergone the procedure 5-12 years earlier. [More]
Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Why WAIT program offers new hope to obese patients with diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center's intensive life-style intervention program for obese patients with diabetes continues to offer health benefits for participants five years after they begin the intervention, a new study demonstrates. [More]
200th live donor kidney transplant offers promise of new life for the New Year

200th live donor kidney transplant offers promise of new life for the New Year

In late December in San Antonio, Texas, a 36-year-old mother of three from Jefferson City, Missouri, gave her best friend the most precious gift of all: a healthy kidney and the promise of a new life for the New Year. [More]
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]
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