Bariatrics

Lack of Sleep Leads to Visceral Fat Creep

A new study finds sleep deprivation leads to increased caloric intake and visceral fat accumulation, which was only identified via CT scan.


Bariatric Surgery Offers Cardiovascular Benefits to People Over 65

New research finds bariatric surgery after age 65 offers substantial cardiovascular health protection and reduces all-cause mortality.


Exploring the Connection Between Sleep and Weight Management

A recent sleep study indicates people who sleep more eat less. Research findings indicate that sufficient sleep could benefit overweight and obese patients.


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Satiety-inducing Device Shows Promise for Obesity Treatment

Bariatric surgery is the most effective option for sustained obesity treatment. However, new research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces may offer a promising minimally invasive alternative for those unable or...


The Gut Microbiome: An 80-Year Exploration

Key milestones have shaped our knowledge of the gut microbiota and its role in human health.


New Research Reveals More About the Gut Microbiome’s Role in Regulating the Circadian Rhythm and Metabolism

Focusing on maintaining healthy gut microbiota may help patients avoid future health problems, such as obesity, diabetes or fatty liver disease.


Improving Cardiac Outcomes Through Bariatric Surgery

The link between obesity and cardiovascular health is well established. Until recent years, however, it was unclear whether bariatric surgery could improve morbidity and mortality among obese individuals who had already experienced significant cardiovascular events.

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Researchers Uncover New Mechanism for Vagus Nerve Hunger Suppression

An innovative device that stimulates the vagus nerve to trick the stomach into feeling full may produce satiety in an unexpected way.


The Obesity Talk: Acknowledging Weight Stigma

While maintaining a healthy weight is important to managing many health conditions, three recent studies suggest increased prevalence of weight stigma toward patients leads to worse health outcomes. How can physicians achieve a balanced approach to conversations about weight?


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Two New Weight Loss Treatments Show Promise

Over the summer, the FDA approved Wegovy injections for chronic weight management, the first such drug approved since 2014. Manufactured by Novo Nordisk, the drug works by mimicking the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which helps regulate...