Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved Over Time, but Utilization Is Low Bariatric Surgery Safety Improved Over Time, but Utilization Is Low
Despite advances in the safety of bariatric surgery over the past 25 years, utilization has remained low, an observational study reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
Relative risk for developing colorectal cancer reduced by about 35 percent with bariatric surgery for obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Cut Risk for Colorectal Cancer in Obese Patients
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Among obese individuals,those who undergo bariatric surgery have an approximately 35 percent lower risk for developing colorectal cancer than those who do not undergo surgery, according to a review and meta-analysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and the Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Bariatric Surgery and the Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are patients who have undergone bariatric surgery at a higher risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis? A new study examines the possible association.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Bariatric surgeries can double peak blood alcohol levels, patients may be unaware
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Two popular forms of bariatric surgery may dramatically change women's sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol - but patients may be unaware, according to research led by professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left. Maria Belen Acevedo, a postdoctoral research associate in the department, was the first author of the study (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Some bariatric surgery patients don ’ t sense heightened blood alcohol levels
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Two popular forms of bariatric surgery may dramatically change women's sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol - but patients may be unaware, according to research led by professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left. Maria Belen Acevedo, a postdoctoral research associate in the department, was the first author of the study (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in adolescents who underwent bariatric  surgery - Zeller MH, Reiter-Purtill J, Jenkins TM, Kidwell KM, Bensman HE, Mitchell JE, Courcoulas AP, Inge TH, Ley SL, Gordon KH, Chaves EA, Washington GA, Austin HM, Rofey DL.
BACKGROUND: Extant literature warns of elevated suicide risks in adults postbariatric surgery, making understanding risks for adolescent patients imperative. OBJECTIVES: To examine prevalence and predictors/correlates of suicidal thoughts and behav... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lowered Risk of Colorectal Cancer Bariatric Surgery Tied to Lowered Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Bariatric surgery may lower patients'risk of developing colorectal cancer, a research review suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Changes in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery in the U.S. Changes in Utilization of Bariatric Surgery in the U.S.
A new study provides insight into the trends in bariatric surgery utilization. What has changed over the years?Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Improve Breathing in Obese Patients Bariatric Surgery May Improve Breathing in Obese Patients
Obese people who have bariatric surgery may have an easier time breathing afterward, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Patients Have Less Dyspnea After Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
Dyspnea score change positively linked to air trapping extent change, end - expiratory tracheal shape change (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Teen Mental Health Problems Persist After Bariatric Surgery Teen Mental Health Problems Persist After Bariatric Surgery
Mental health problems of mood, self esteem and eating behaviors persist in teens up to five years after bariatric surgery, despite substantial weight loss, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Patients Have Less Dyspnea After Bariatric Surgery for Obesity
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 -- Obese individuals undergoing bariatric surgery have improvement in dyspnea, which is associated with less air trapping and end-expiratory tracheal collapse, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery may help obese patients breathe easier
Researchers found that people who underwent bariatric surgery had measurable changes in their lungs and trachea, including less airway obstruction, helping them breathe easier. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved Bariatric Surgery Pathways Could Reduce Health Care Burden, Costs in Canada Improved Bariatric Surgery Pathways Could Reduce Health Care Burden, Costs in Canada
A shorter time to bariatric surgery and better postop care could save money and years of obesity-related comorbidities in Canadian patients, an economic modeling study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

MIT Scientists Create More Convenient Ingestible Medical Devices
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on the verge of making some gastrointestinal treatments more convenient and safer for patients. There are a variety of ingested devices that remain in the GI tract for an extended period of time, like bariatric balloons that are inflated in the stomach to promote weight loss or stents to keep the esophagus open. But removing these devices usually required endoscopic procedures. MIT engineers demonstrated a bariatric balloon that can be inflated in the stomach and then degraded by shining light on the seal, which is made of a novel lig...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News MIT Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery doesn't always help mental health of overweight teens
The mental and emotional problems many teens experience, due at least in part to being overweight, may persist long after successful bariatric surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Mental health problems persist in adolescents five years after bariatric surgery despite substantial weight loss
(The Lancet) Five years after weight-loss surgery, despite small improvements in self-esteem and moderate improvements in binge eating, adolescents did not see improvements in their overall mental health, compared to peers who received conventional obesity treatment, according to a study in Sweden with 161 participants aged 13-18 years published in The Lancet Child& Adolescent Health journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric surgeon on how you can lose weight and keep it off by knowing 'individual weight setting'
Dr Andrew Jenkinson, a bariatric surgeon at University College London has explained how people can lose weight and keep it off by knowing their own individual weight setting, on This Morning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 10 have serious problems after bariatric surgery
Roux-en-Y bypass linked to greater five-year risks than gastric sleeve, but also better for weight loss Related items fromOnMedica Promote exercise not surgery to cut obesity and diabetes, say MPs NHS must do much more bariatric surgery to beat obesity Gastric banding has strong impact on cardio risks Surgery a better option for obese diabetics Testosterone levels recover after obesity surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Interventions More Likely After RYGB Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Among adults undergoing bariatric surgery, interventions, operations, and hospitalizations are more likely after Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) than after sleeve gastrectomy (SG), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Aid T2DM-Related Outcomes at Five Years
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and dyslipidemia at five years postsurgery, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes, Metabolism Research and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New closed-loop system offers promise as novel treatment for post-bariatric hypoglycemia
(Joslin Diabetes Center) Post-bariatric hypoglycemia is a profoundly life-altering condition for patients. Having unpredictable hypoglycemia that people can't detect is really an unsafe situation. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a closed-loop system that automatically provides patients with an appropriate, as-needed dose of liquid glucagon to treat this condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lower risk for malignant melanoma after bariatric surgery
(University of Gothenburg) Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Declines After Bariatric Surgery Deep Vein Thrombosis Risk Declines After Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery is associated with a significant decrease in the long-term risk of venous thromboembolic events (VTEs), principally deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to findings from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery in Teens May Cut Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- Among obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, metabolic bariatric surgery is associated with decreased rates of hyperfiltration and elevated urinary albumin excretion (UAE), according to a study published in the January... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Greater Colon-Cancer Risk Bariatric Surgery Linked to Greater Colon-Cancer Risk
Obese adults who undergo bariatric surgery may face a greater risk of colon cancer than their peers who don't have weight-loss surgery, a new study in a large Nordic cohort suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer risk may increase after bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery may increase risk for colon cancer and rectal cancer after a long follow-up period, according to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why do so many people actually get FATTER after weight-loss surgery?
Angela Chesworth, 46, from Lancashire was able to lose 12st in the first year of her bariatric surgery before she found it difficult to stop old habits returning and slowly regained 2st in weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later
Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 -- Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery may be at increased risk for developing colon cancer years later, according to a study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer. Wenjing Tao, from the Karolinska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Improves Outcomes for Mom, Infant Bariatric Surgery Improves Outcomes for Mom, Infant
Women who had bariatric surgery between their first and second pregnancies had better pregnancy and birth outcomes, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 6, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Recent Bariatric Surgery Linked to More Complications After Joint Arthroplasty Recent Bariatric Surgery Linked to More Complications After Joint Arthroplasty
Rather than benefitting from bariatric surgery, obese patients who undergo such a procedure less than two years before total joint arthroplasty (TJA) are more likely to experience postoperative complications, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Nutritional Deficiencies ID'd in Teens After Bariatric Surgery
MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2019 -- Teens who undergo bariatric surgery may be at increased risk for nutritional deficiencies years later, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Stavra A. Xanthakos, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obese Teens' QOL Improves After Bariatric Surgery Obese Teens' QOL Improves After Bariatric Surgery
Obese teens who have surgery to lose weight report better quality of life, less joint pain and fewer physical limitations after their operations than before, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery and AF: Does the End Justify the Means? Bariatric Surgery and AF: Does the End Justify the Means?
Bariatric surgery may help reduce the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation among obese patients, but it is not without risk. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?Europace (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Beneficial at Lower BMI; Call to Lower Threshold Sleeve Gastrectomy Beneficial at Lower BMI; Call to Lower Threshold
"We can start the conversation of changing some of the current guidelines for bariatric surgery to...focus...more on metabolic disease rather than BMI alone as the only cutoff," says study author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - November 20, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Studies continue to highlight benefits of bariatric surgery in teens
(Children's Hospital Colorado) Children's Colorado researchers and their colleagues found that musculoskeletal pain, physical function and quality of life in adolescents significantly improves and is maintained three years after bariatric surgery. Knowing that bariatric surgery does come with the risk of long-term nutritional deficiencies, particularly involving iron and vitamin B12, Children's Colorado researchers and their colleagues also conducted a five-year study of nutritional outcomes in adolescents who have undergone bariatric surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Evidence Mounts for Bariatric Benefit in Obesity-Related Cancer Evidence Mounts for Bariatric Benefit in Obesity-Related Cancer
New study suggests that a'threshold'of weight loss must be reached after bariatric surgery to see a reduced risk of obesity-related cancer. Another indicates risk may be reduced by around 20%.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery for Teens Who Can ’t Lose Weight Any Other Way
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a new policy statement on bariatric surgery for adolescents. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Bariatric Surgery Obesity Weight Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery improves weight-loss in older obese patients
According to a study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, bariatric surgery in obese patients over the age of 65 can lead to successful weight-loss and diabetes control.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery
(Society for Endocrinology) While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with bariatric surgery (gastric bypass or gastric sleeve) can recover well and have a reduced risk of obesity-related complications, including heart disease and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Want To Know Your Risk Of Obesity, Diabetes Problems? Here Is A Calculator
This app can help calculate your risk of different cardiovascular complications if you do or do not undergo bariatric surgery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Many teens have low iron, B12 levels years after bariatric surgery
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Five years after bariatric surgery, many teens develop nutritional deficiencies, according to new research from Cincinnati Children's. Experts say one of the two main types of procedures poses fewer complications for teens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Halved With Bariatric Surgery-Linked Weight Loss
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- For patients with obesity undergoing bariatric surgery, losing at least 20 to 35 percent of total body weight is associated with a more than 50 percent reduction in the risk of cancer, according to a study presented at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tx Choice for T2DM in Obese Teens Tied to Later Kidney Disease Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 -- For severely obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes (T2D), medical therapy is associated with increased odds of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) at five years compared with metabolic bariatric surgery, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Calculator Predicts Events With or Without Weight Loss Surgery Calculator Predicts Events With or Without Weight Loss Surgery
For those with diabetes and obesity, a new personalized score can predict risks of major health complications over the next 10 years if they opt for bariatric surgery or continue with medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Staying Slim After Weight-Loss Surgery Could Cut Cancer Risk in Half
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- The drastic weight loss that occurs with successful bariatric surgery could have an extra benefit -- it may slash your risk of cancer. People with severe obesity who dropped more than 20% of their total body weight... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery: Better Health, But No Cost Savings
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Weight-loss surgery has many benefits for obese patients, but it might not cut the cost of their overall health care, a new study finds. Called bariatric surgery, these procedures help patients lose weight by restricting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Defining Global Benchmarks in Bariatric Surgery Defining Global Benchmarks in Bariatric Surgery
A new study identifies benchmarks to define optimal surgical outcomes for the two most commonly performed bariatric procedures.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news