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Benefits of gastric bypass persist for 12 years
(Reuters Health) - Twelve years after gastric-bypass weight-loss surgery, the benefits persist in most patients, leading to long-term weight loss, less diabetes, lower blood pressure and fewer cholesterol problems, according to a study of the technique that has had the longest follow-up so far. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- Obesity surgery can have long-lasting effects on weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study finds. Doctors have known that a type of obesity surgery, called gastric bypass,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Infertility found to be a side effect of weight loss surgery
(Natural News) While fewer men make the drastic decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery to lose weight than women, those who are contemplating it should be aware of a new study which has determined that men who do choose to undergo the procedure – specifically the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure (RYGB) – have a 57.1... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gastric-Bypass Bone Loss Continues 5 Years Out Gastric-Bypass Bone Loss Continues 5 Years Out
Even 3 years after weight loss stabilizes, bone loss is shown to continue in various measures in one of the first studies to examine this issue long-term after bariatric surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery: Who is it for?
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMD Loss Sustained for Years After Gastric Bypass (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bone density measurements show up to 15% mean decline in 5 years (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Device that helps obese diabetics lose weight 'should be rolled out across NHS'
Plastic sleeve that helped patients with type 2 diabetes lose more than two stone on average is less risky and invasive than gastric bypass surgery, study showsA device that helps obese people with type 2 diabetes shed more than two stone on average should be rolled out across the NHS, experts say.The Endobarrier is a reversible treatment that provides people with an alternative to drastic gastric bypass surgery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Obesity Diabetes Health Science Diets and dieting Society NHS Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery associated with semen abnormalities and reduced fertility in men
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A meta-analysis of studies in which men underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures found frequent sperm aberrations and lower fertility rates despite improvements in weight, androgen levels, and sexual quality of life following the procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery
What are the risks and benefits of gastric bypass and other types of weight-loss surgery? (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GI Dynamic ’ s Schorer optimistic on Endobarrier ’ s future, despite hurdles
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) CEO Scott Schorer has had an uphill battle over the past year. His company has faced regulatory and compliance issues, negative shareholder sentiment and a number of other concerns. But Schorer and his team are committed to righting the ship and saving a product they see as having no equal in the current marketplace – even if that turnaround requires difficult decisions be made. “The main guiding light at GI Dynamics is that the EndoBarrier is a phenomenal product,” Schorer told MassDevice.com in an interview. “We are firmly committed to making sure that this technology su...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

GI Dynamic CEO Schorer optimistic on Endobarrier ’ s future, despite hurdles
GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) CEO Scott Schorer has had an uphill battle over the past year. His company has faced regulatory and compliance issues, negative shareholder sentiment and a number of other concerns. But Schorer and his team are committed to righting the ship and saving a product they see as having no equal in the current marketplace – even if that turnaround requires difficult decisions be made. “The main guiding light at GI Dynamics is that the EndoBarrier is a phenomenal product,” Schorer told MassDevice.com in an interview. “We are firmly committed to making sure that this technology su...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Weight loss GI Dynamics Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Better Than Gastric Bypass for NASH Patients Sleeve Gastrectomy May Be Better Than Gastric Bypass for NASH Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Why Does Women's Bone Density Drop After Gastric Bypass? Why Does Women's Bone Density Drop After Gastric Bypass?
Increases in bone-marrow fat in diabetics after gastric bypass surgery are associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD), new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery increases bone marrow fat
A study, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, reports that obese women undergoing gastric bypass surgery exhibit increases in bone marrow fat, which is associated with a greater decline in bone density.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

RFA of Gastric Remnant Pouch for Weight Regain After RYGB RFA of Gastric Remnant Pouch for Weight Regain After RYGB
Radiofrequency ablation of the gastric remnant pouch contributes to weight loss in patients who regain weight after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery, according to results from a 25-patient study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Benefits of gastric bypass surgery linked to changes in sweet taste preference
(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Worldwide, the number of patients struggling with obesity is rapidly increasing in both adults and children. Diet and exercise are the mainstays of treatment for obesity, but have limited effectiveness. While bariatric surgery can produce sustained and significant weight loss for most patients, not all patients experience similar benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How gastric bypass surgery reversed one man's diabetes
PR guru Jonathan Shalit looks after some of the UK's biggest stars, but is now a much slimmer version of himself after weight-loss surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida woman has excess skin removed after losing 173lbs
Kylie Merola, 22, from Cape Coral in Florida, lost 173lbs after having gastric bypass surgery at 327lbs (23st) but was left with a 'six pack' of loose skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries
Better diversity seen after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass, But Not Banding, Reshapes Gut Microbiome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small study finds dramatic change after Roux-en-Y surgery (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut Bacteria Changes After Some Weight-Loss Surgeries
FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 -- A type of weight-loss surgery -- called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass -- triggers major changes in the microbial population of the digestive tract, a new study finds. Specifically, the procedure leads to increased diversity of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dramatic shift in gut microbes and their metabolites seen after weight loss surgery
(Arizona State University) A new study compares the two most common surgical therapies for obesity, known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). The results demonstrate that RYGB -- the more aggressive of the two surgeries -- produces profound changes in the composition of microbial communities in the gut, with the resulting gut flora distinct from both obese and normal weight patients, due to the dramatic reorganization of the gut caused by RYGB surgery, which increases microbial diversity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Could a Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcohol Abuse?
Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass appear more likely to develop drinking problem, study says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcohol Abuse?
Patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass appear more likely to develop drinking problem, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery is linked to alcohol problems
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that 20.8 percent of bypass patients develop symptoms of alcohol abuse compared to 11.3 percent who have a gastric band. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congratulations, You're A F*cking Unicorn
This is what I say in my head any time a woman tells me she “doesn’t really watch what she eats or exercise very much,” yet still manages to be a size 6. Or a woman who is gushing about how she lost her baby weight so easily through breast-feeding. Or the rarest of women among us, who actually went on a diet once, lost the weight, and now her weight is not an issue for her. “Congratulations Lady, you’re a f*cking unicorn.” The reality is that most of us do struggle with controlling our weight. The majority of women do see drastic changes in their body due to childbirth. And the maj...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At high-stakes table, growing Peninsula biotech antes up with 'fatty-liver' drug
Even before morbidly overweight people lose pounds through gastric bypass surgery — within only a couple days of the procedure — they shed obesity-related diabetes. Tagging the phenomenon to a specific hormone led to the founding 10 years ago of NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc. The company developed its own version of the hormone, engineering out the hormone's connection to a hig her risk of liver cancer. Click here to get the free daily TechFlash Silicon Valley newsletter. But instead of pushing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

At high-stakes table, growing Peninsula biotech antes up with 'fatty-liver' drug
Even before morbidly overweight people lose pounds through gastric bypass surgery — within only a couple days of the procedure — they shed obesity-related diabetes. Tagging the phenomenon to a specific hormone led to the founding 10 years ago of NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc. The company developed its own version of the hormone, engineering out the hormone's connection to a hig her risk of liver cancer. Trending: Meet the 130 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017 But instead of pushing forward… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

At high-stakes table, growing Peninsula biotech antes up with 'fatty-liver' drug
Even before morbidly overweight people lose pounds through gastric bypass surgery — within only a couple days of the procedure — they shed obesity-related diabetes. Tagging the phenomenon to a specific hormone led to the founding 10 years ago of NGM Biopharmaceuticals Inc. The company developed its own version of the hormone, engineering out the hormone's connection to a hig her risk of liver cancer. Trending: Meet the 130 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area 2017 But instead of pushing forward… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

NHS obesity operations up 500% in a decade
There were 6,438 gastric band procedures last year, up 520 per cent in a decade. Telford and Wrekin in the West Midlands perform the most gastric bypass procedures in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Tied to Better Metabolic Outcomes Gastric Bypass Tied to Better Metabolic Outcomes
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with greater metabolic improvements, independent of weight loss, than adjustable gastric banding, researchers in France say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

I’m 33, But My Autoimmune Disease Makes My Body Feel Like I’m 70
As told to Carina Storrs Jennifer Pellegrin, 33, found out she had psoriatic arthritis at a doctor’s visit for an unrelated procedure. At first, she did not think much of the diagnosis or fully understand how it would change her life. But seeing family members cope with the disease opened her eyes to its devastating effects. Now, she finds strength by helping others and credits the autoimmune disease for helping her become the person she is today. At first, being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis didn’t seem so bad. But that just shows how little I knew about the disease back then. My primary care doctor decid...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MEDICAL LUNACY: Fat people encouraged to become super OBESE in order to qualify for gastric bypass surgery
(Natural News) Gastric bypass surgery and other forms of so-called “weight loss surgeries” have become famous for being the supposedly easy path to thinness. But these surgeries come with a hefty price tag, in more than one sense of the term. Rationing of these surgeries in other countries has led to those interested in undergoing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World's heaviest man Juan Franco to have gastric bypass
Housebound Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, 32, who weighed over 1,100 pounds, will have a gastric bypass in May. He has shed 385 pounds for the operation which aims to halve his weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. George Blackburn, Who Worked to Help You Eat Better, Dies at 81
Dr. Blackburn, a pre-eminent scholar on nutrition and obesity, advocated lower-fat diets and was a pioneer in developing gastric bypass surgery and nutritional liquid diets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Diet and Nutrition Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School Blackburn, Dr. George Source Type: news

Managing Obesity in Primary Care: When It's Time for Gastric Bypass Managing Obesity in Primary Care: When It's Time for Gastric Bypass
In the third installment of this series on managing obesity in primary care, Drs Vega and Apovian discuss the surgical approach.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Could drugs replace gastric bypass surgery?
(Wiley) Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders; however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery. In an attempt to reduce nutrient absorption and replicate the effects of gastric bypass surgery, researchers screened for inhibitors of an amino acid transporter, called B0AT1, and discovered a number of agents -- including benztropine, a drug that is already in clinical use -- as promising candidates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D
Shanna R. Levine, MD Instructor of General Internal Medicine The Mount Sinai Hospital A Quick Guide to Getting Enough Vitamin D If you are like many of my patients, you may be wondering, "Am I getting enough vitamin D?" This is a valid concern, because vitamin D plays a very important role in overall health and, in fact, many people do not get enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of Americans have insufficient levels. The good news is that sources of this vitamin are easily accessible. Why Is Vitamin D Important? Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium from the...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Stomach Pump' Works in Motivated Obese Patients: 2-Year Study'Stomach Pump' Works in Motivated Obese Patients: 2-Year Study
"This weight loss surpassed our expectation and is nearly at the level of gastric bypass procedure and other major abdominal surgery for obesity," the researchers write.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cautious Optimism on Gastric Bypass Surgery in Teenagers Cautious Optimism on Gastric Bypass Surgery in Teenagers
Obese adolescents who undergo gastric bypass surgery can achieve lasting weight loss, although many remain obese and there may be ongoing issues and the need for further surgery, say two new studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Circulating fatty acids ratio may help predict bariatric weight loss surgery outcome
New findings may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Circulating fatty acids ratio may help predict bariatric weight loss surgery outcome
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) New findings published online in The FASEB Journal, may one day help clinicians predict the outcome of roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hospital Admissions Increase After Gastric Bypass Surgery Hospital Admissions Increase After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Hospital admission rates more than triple after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB), researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass helps severely obese teenagers maintain weight loss over long term
Surgery leads to significant weight loss and health benefits over 5-12 years, but may lead to more surgery and vitamin deficiency in some, new research suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Lasting Digestive Issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients had lost about 31 percent of their total body weight on average. But compared to the control group of 295 obese people who didn’t have operations, the gastric bypass patients were far more likely to experience indigestion and an inability...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Lasting Digestive Issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients had lost about 31 percent of their total body weight on average. But compared to the control group of 295 obese people who didn’t have operations, the gastric bypass patients were far more likely to experience indigestion and an inability...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastric bypass keeps weight off but leaves patients with 'indigestion and food intolerance'
Dutch researchers examined 249 extremely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to the size of an egg. They all lost weight - but gained indigestion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Tied to Lower Risk of Psoriasis Gastric Bypass Tied to Lower Risk of Psoriasis
Gastric bypass, but not gastric banding, was associated with a significantly reduced risk of psoriasis as well as improved prognosis for those with the condition, researchers in Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news