Bariatric Surgery Articles & Stories

Premature Birth Linked to Bariatric Surgery in Women

Premature Birth Linked to Bariatric Surgery in Women

Children of women who have been treated with bariatric surgery are more likely to be born prematurely and be small in size for their gestational age, compared to other babies who are born to women had not received weight loss surgery. This is according to research published in the BMJ. Read More


Do Weight Loss Surgery Benefits Really Outweigh Risks?

Do Weight Loss Surgery Benefits Really Outweigh Risks?

The prevalence of obesity is higher than it has ever been. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims that over one-third of American adults are impacted. And with this rise in obesity comes an increase in the amount of weight loss surgery procedures. But how safe are these procedur... Read More


Diabetes can be Rapidly Reversed Following Gastric Banding Procedure

Diabetes can be Rapidly Reversed Following Gastric Banding Procedure

Clinical investigators from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St. Vincent's Hospital have demonstrated that a weight loss surgery procedure, known as 'gastric banding', can bring about the reversal of diabetes in some patients, and dramatic improvement of glucose tolerance in o... Read More


Diabetes May Be Solved With Clues Offered by Gastric Bypass

Diabetes May Be Solved With Clues Offered by Gastric Bypass

Researchers from Boston's Children's Hospital have found why a gastric bypass procedure can aid in resolving type-2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Science. The study reveals that the small intestine, which is believed to be a passive organ, actually plays a significan... Read More


Could Genetics Be the Main Culprit Behind Severe Obesity?

Could Genetics Be the Main Culprit Behind Severe Obesity?

Researchers from Boston's Children's Hospital have found a particular gene mutation that could be linked to a cause of severe obesity. The study included a number of genetic surveys in several groups of people dealing with obesity, in addition to several genetic experiments in mice. Read More


Bariatric Surgery Restores Nerve Cells Properties Altered by Diet

Bariatric Surgery Restores Nerve Cells Properties Altered by Diet

Understanding the processes behind how bariatric surgery alters the properties of nerve cells that help maintain the digestive system could pave the way for new therapies that create the same results without surgery. This is according to Penn State College of Medicine scientists whose work is ... Read More


Mother's Bariatric Surgery Lowers Risk of Obesity for Offspring

Mother's Bariatric Surgery Lowers Risk of Obesity for Offspring

Overweight mothers who undergo bariatric surgery may pass on genetic advantages for their offspring, according to new research published in PNAS. The study showed that the children of women who underwent weight-loss surgery were less likely to suffer from obesity when compared to their older s... Read More


Expanded Group of Patients Eligible for Safe and Effective Bariatric Surgery

Expanded Group of Patients Eligible for Safe and Effective Bariatric Surgery

Lap band surgery is now considered safe and effective in an expanded group of patients, not only in individuals considered morbidly obese. This conclusion has been reached in a recent study published in the journal Obesity. The findings suggest that the procedure may aid in intervening before ... Read More


Obesity Surgery Changes Hormones to Provide Relief of Diabetes Symptoms

Obesity Surgery Changes Hormones to Provide Relief of Diabetes Symptoms

Bariatric surgery changes the hormones and amino acids produced during the digestive process, hinting at the mechanisms by which the surgery eliminates the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society%u2019s Journal of Clinical Endo... Read More


Portion Size Influences How Much We Eat More Than Any other Factor

Portion Size Influences How Much We Eat More Than Any other Factor

Bigger servings compel us to eat more, even when we are taught about the impact of portion size on consumption. This is according to investigators from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Individuals who have learned to engage in mindful eating, are still eating much more food than t... Read More


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