NIH researchers have found some potential benefits of early gastric bypass surgery for teenagers. Results show that teens who received the procedure had better outcomes in terms of their diabetes and blood pressure management compared to their adult counterparts.
Public Health May 19, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed an extraordinary device that offers a promising solution to the problem of obesity. The device is planted in the body to stimulate a nerve that can suppress appetite by reducing feelings of hunger.
Public Health December 21, 2018
Gastric bypass surgery is typically used to help obese patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Researchers invented a pill that could be used as an alternative to the surgery.
Medicine June 12, 2018
Obese patients who underwent weight-loss surgeries have better survival rates compared with those who did not. Such surgeries are also found to help improve blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016
A procedure used to stop stomach bleeding may soon offer less invasive option to treat obesity. Bariatric artery embolization was found effective in reducing hunger and sustaining weight loss.
Life April 4, 2016
A new study found that weight loss surgery is better than medication use in controlling obese patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This study is the first of its kind to include a long-term follow up of five years.
Life September 5, 2015
Young girl whose weight climbed after removal of brain tumor now losing pounds thanks to gastric surgery. Alexis Smith had weighed 200 pounds at age 13.
Life December 13, 2014
Advantages of weight-loss surgery described at medical conference. Several beneficial outcomes can follow so-called "bariatric" surgery, experts report.
Life November 8, 2014
Alexis Shapiro's surgery plans changed around an hour into the procedure, with her liver too large to proceed with the planned gastric bypass and vagotomy (partial removal of the vagus nerve). Instead, Alexis received a sleeve gastrectomy, reducing the size of her stomach.
Life March 23, 2014