Management of Marginal Ulcers after Roux and Y Gastric Bypass

Stomal ulcer after gastric bypass is the result of acid production in the bypassed stomach in the presence of a gastrogastric fistula. Separation of the gastric pouch from the main stomach decreases the incidence of fistula formation and stomal ulcer but does not eliminate it. Interposition of a well vascularized…

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Weight discrimination doubles health risks

How society treats overweight people can directly impact their health, according to researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI), Kingston and the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Their study reported that people who experienced weight discrimination over a ten-year period had twice the risk of…

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Behavior After Bariatric Surgery Key, Study Finds

Preoperative variables have been the focus of numerous bariatric surgery studies. Now a study looking at postoperative factors demonstrates that assessing weight management practices and eating behaviors after surgery, as well as problematic substance use, can significantly affect how much weight a patient loses. James E. Mitchell, MD, from the…

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Mental health common among surgical patients

        Mental health conditions, such as depression and binge eating disorder, are common among patients seeking and undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study, ‘Mental Health Conditions Among Patients Seeking and Undergoing Bariatric Surgery – A Meta-analysis’, published in JAMA. Although bariatric surgery is an accepted method…

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Gastric bypass surgery can improve psychiatric behaviours

Bariatric surgery can results in improvements in patients’ psychiatric behaviours such as eating behaviours, mood disorders and body image, although the mechanism as to why is not clear, according to a study by Portuguese researchers. Published in the Archives of Clinical Psychiatry (São Paulo), the paper ‘A psychiatric perspective view…

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Large bowel cancer risk 1cm rise in waist circumference increases cancer risk

Evidence of the link between excess body weight, risk of colorectal cancer Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 14:0 Speaking at the 23rd United European Gastroenterology Week (UEG Week 2015) in Barcelona, Spain, professor John Mathers, Professor of Human Nutrition from the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University in the…

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Study finds surgery eliminates precancerous uterine growths

A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the bariatric surgery eliminated precancerous uterine growths in those that had them. Other effects included substantial weight loss, improving patients’ physical quality of life (QoL), improving their insulin levels and ability…

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Gastric bypass Surgery has glucose-lowering effect independent of weight loss

Although gastric bypass is known to result in a reduction in glucose levels, a study by researchers from Norway and Denmark has found that is it independent of weight-loss. According to the study authors from the Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway, and the Endocrinology Research Section,…

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