Risk of nutritional deficiencies in obese teens
A new study exposes the risk of nutritional deficiencies in severely obese teens – both those who had weight loss surgery and those who did not. At least five years after undergoing gastric bypass surgery, teens and young adults maintained significant weight loss but were at risk of nutritional deficiencies, particularly low iron, mild anemia and low vitamin D. The study also found low iron and low vitamin D in severely obese teens who did not undergo weight loss surgery. Those who didn't have surgery also had low levels of protein in their blood. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass: Appetite Drop, Food Aversion Common AfterwardGastric Bypass: Appetite Drop, Food Aversion Common Afterward
Moreover, patients who lose their taste for certain foods--typically meat--are more likely to attain greater weight loss, researchers report. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 25, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Expect changes in appetite, taste of food after weight loss surgery
Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. These sensory changes are not all negative, and could lead to more weight loss among patients. Their findings showed that after gastric bypass surgery, patients frequently report sensory changes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 16, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cause for exaggerated insulin response in subset of bariatric surgery patients identified
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) University of Cincinnati researchers have discovered that altered islet cell function and reduced insulin clearance contribute to excessive post-meal insulin response in patients experiencing low blood sugar symptoms -- hypoglycemia -- following gastric bypass surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 27, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Obese patients may experience diminished knee pain after gastric bypass surgery
There is a known link between elevated body mass index (BMI) and symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). While patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery (GBS) - a procedure that closes off much of the stomach and causes food to bypass a portion of the small intestine - typically lose weight, the comparative impact of this weight loss on knee pain and function has not been measured. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery may diminish knee pain in obese patients
with little or no osteoarthritis, according to new research. The study authors recommend that surgeons consider bariatric consultation for obese patients who have knee symptoms but lack advanced osteoarthritis or other conditions amendable to orthopaedic management. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastric bypass surgery may diminish knee pain in obese patients
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Gastric bypass surgery may diminish knee pain in obese patients with little or no osteoarthritis, according to new research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'I'm desperate to get my 2 STONE of excess skin chopped off'
Kerry Trotter, 39, from County Durham, lost 16st to drop from 27st to 11st after having gastric bypass surgery in September 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Depression is a hidden aspect of recovery from weight loss surgery. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - March 1, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith J. Wurtman, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Diet Health 3am absorption of food anxiety depression clinical depression cold sweat depressions food intake health energy improved health little food mealtime nutritional deficiencies operative patients personal Source Type: news

StomaphyX After Roux-en-Y Gastric BypassStomaphyX After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Revisional endoscopic surgery using the StomaphyX device does not adequately reduce weight regained by Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) patients, according to results from a placebo controlled trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Gastric bypass better than gastrectomy for GERD relief
Patients who are about to undergo bariatric surgery may be better off having a gastric bypass than a sleeve gastrectomy if they also suffer from heartburn, results of a large US analysis suggest. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - February 28, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Gastric Sleeve Little Help for GERD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Gastric bypass surgery usually resolved comorbid gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), whereas laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy did not and actually led to some new onset heartburn, a national database showed. (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - February 5, 2014 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Gastric bypass improves insulin secretion in pigs
The majority of gastric bypass patients mysteriously recover from their type 2 diabetes within days, before any weight loss has taken place. A study has now shown that the insulin-producing beta cells increase in number and performance after the surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tragedy as mother who had gastric-bypass surgery so she could give birth dies from rare infection 'caused by the operation'
Joanne Slater, 38, from Stannington, Sheffield, had the operation to control a hormone imbalance which doctors thought caused her to gain weight and was preventing her from becoming pregnant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastric balloon pill launched in UK
Most of the UK media has got rather overexcited about the UK launch of Obalon, a gastric balloon in pill form that can be swallowed to help overweight people achieve rapid weight loss without invasive surgery. The Obalon pills are designed to be inflated into balloons in the stomach, reducing the free volume of the stomach and therefore how much a person can eat before they feel full. Intra-gastric balloons are not new, and are sometimes provided to extremely obese people through the NHS, although these often have to be surgically implanted. Obalon has been approved in Europe for overweight and obese adults, but in th...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Obesity QA articles Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass Complications: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Gastric bypass is generally a very safe procedure.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Sarr explains that doesn't mean it's without risk. To listen, click the link below. Gastric Bypass Complications (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 20, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Woman who lost 22st after gastric bypass surgery has 3st of excess SKIN removed
Pauline Mole Gibbons, 49, from Wigan, said her weight spiralled out of control after years of depression and heartache over not being able to have children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news