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An Experimental Weight Loss Procedure Literally Freezes Hunger Signals
In a new pilot study, doctors have shown that freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may be able to lower a person’s appetite and help them lose weight. Dieting is difficult, and most people who try it don’t sustain it for long. In an alternative approach to weight loss, Dr. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist from Emory University School of Medicine, and his colleagues froze a nerve called the posterior vagal trunk in 10 people who were significantly overweight. Their research was presented at Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The men and ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Weight loss Source Type: news

Roux-en-Y surgery linked with more non-vertebral fractures than adjustable gastric banding
(The Endocrine Society) Patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery may be at greater risk for non-vertebral fracture than those having adjustable gastric banding (AGB), a new population-based study reports. The results will be presented on Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgically Remodeling the Intestines —and the Bacteria Within—To Treat Obesity
A type of bacteria that flourishes in the gut after gastric bypass surgery contributes to weight loss even when transplanted to a gut that has not had surgery. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery controls diabetes and obesity better than lifestyle modification
According to RCT results published inDiabetes Care, gastric bypass surgery leads to more weight loss and better diabetes management, compared to lifestyle modifications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is GI Dynamics teasing comeback with offering?
Embattled GI Dynamics has been relatively quiet lately, but the Boston-based company recently revealed its shareholders had approved an offering worth a total of $2 million. The company held a special meeting February 27 to discuss the placement, according to a release. Could the offering help GI Dynamics continue to develop its EndoBarrier device – a technology designed to treat obesity in patients with Type 2 diabetes, that has come under fire in the past? The device works by creating a barrier between food and the wall of the small intestine and thereby changes metabolic pathways by controlling how food move...
Source: MDDI - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery can give better control for diabetes and obesity than lifestyle modification
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Patients treated with a form of bariatric surgery did significantly better than patients provided with an intensive diabetes and weight management program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass? Cholecystectomy: Before or After Gastric Bypass?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing complication rates in patients having gallstones removed before and after undergoing a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band destroyed her life
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman claims a gastric band 'destroyed her life'
In September 2013, Hazel Orchard, 58, from the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, paid £10,000 for a laparoscopic gastric bypass after decades of unhealthy eating left her unable to wash or dress herself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My 600lb Life: 700lb woman loses 353lbs following surgery
Liz Evans, 35, from Freeport, Texas, weighed more than 600lbs after a difficult childhood drove her to comfort eating. After a month in a rehab facility, she had a gastric bypass surgery and lost 353lbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Improves CV Risk Profile Long Term (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit for HbA1c, LDL, BP diminished but still significant at year 5 (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Rise of Sleeve Gastrectomy Is No Therapeutic Misadventure Rise of Sleeve Gastrectomy Is No Therapeutic Misadventure
Three new studies'provide reassuring data to suggest that the rapid switch from Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy in the last decade has not been a therapeutic misadventure. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Approaches Offer Similar Results (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Five-year outcomes for sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on par (Source: MedPage Today Nephrology)
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology - January 16, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Kent woman told she was 'too fat to get pregnant' at 25st
Toni Osborn, 30, from Birchington in Kent, had a gastric bypass operation on the advice of doctors who warned her she was too obese to fall pregnant. She now has a son, Harvey, one. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass reduces sensitivity to glucose in beta-cells
A study published inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism suggests that beta-cell sensitivity to glucose may be impaired after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

GI Dyanamics Takes Another Kick in the Gut
GI Dynamics has lost its right to sell its EndoBarrier device in the European Union under a CE mark. The company reported this week that its notified body SGS United Kingdom has withdrawn the CE Certificate of Conformity for EndoBarrier as of Nov. 12.  The company first received word in May that its CE mark was being suspended pending resolution of nonconformances related to ISO 13485 compliance. GE Dynamics said it has been working to address the issues raised by SGS. The company said it is considering its options, including grounds for appeal of the decision, and that it has reached out to SGS to clarify c...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese?
Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

GI Dynamics Takes Another Kick in the Gut
GI Dynamics has lost its right to sell its EndoBarrier device in the European Union under a CE mark. The company reported this week that its notified body SGS United Kingdom has withdrawn the CE Certificate of Conformity for EndoBarrier as of Nov. 12.  The company first received word in May that its CE mark was being suspended pending resolution of nonconformances related to ISO 13485 compliance. GE Dynamics said it has been working to address the issues raised by SGS. The company said it is considering its options, including grounds for appeal of the decision, and that it has reached out to SGS to clarify c...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to HTN'Remission' in Obese: GATEWAY Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to HTN'Remission' in Obese: GATEWAY
Gastric bypass aimed at cutting back the number of antihypertensive agents? Many patients in the study were obese with lower-range BMIs, a group that doesn't currently get the surgery outside of trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Florida dad who nearly ate himself to death loses 350Ibs
Weighing 500lb, Zach Moore, 36, from  Florida, recorded a video to say bye to son Zach Jr, 8. He had a gastric bypass, losing the weight in 2 years. He's since been under the knife 10 times. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GLP - 1 May Mediate Effects of Gastric Bypass on CNS Activation
After Roux - en - Y, CNS activation reduced in response to food cues, GLP - 1 levels significantly elevated (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Timing of gallbladder and weight loss surgery may help prevent complications
(Wiley) There is a strong association between obesity and gallstones; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the optimal order of gastric bypass surgery and gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) when both procedures are clinically indicated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coming a step closer to understanding how gastric bypass works
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine (MGH-CEM) and Shriners Hospital for Children has made a technological advancement toward accelerating the discovery of drug targets for obesity, type II diabetes and other metabolic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass Bariatric Follow-up May Curb Anemia After Gastric Bypass
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Retinopathy Risk, Progression Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Retinopathy Risk, Progression
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass reduced diabetic retinopathy risk regardless of postsurgery diabetes status in a two-phase trial; a second study confirms obesity-related microvascular changes are reversible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Gastric Bypass Surgery Effective Up to 12 Years
2 days ago ... Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP Member; WATCH: New study finds gender gap in obesity rates · Can Medicare help ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Post-Op Gastric Bypass Care Vital for Preventing Anemia
(MedPage Today) -- 10 years after surgery, most who didn't seek post-op care developed anemia (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission Stable Weight Loss 12 Years After RYGB; 50% Had Diabetes Remission
A study of severely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at a US center finds weight loss was sustained from 6 to 12 years with better metabolic parameters, but with a rare increased risk of suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

One Weight-Loss Surgery Shows Lasting Results
Patients 77 pounds slimmer on average 12 years after gastric bypass, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, High Blood Pressure, Weight Loss Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery's Benefits Last Over a Decade (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery appear to persist over a decade, according to a study in the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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