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New scoring system predicts likelihood of diabetes remission after weight-loss surgery

US Scientists have developed a simple scoring system (DiaRem), based on four readily available preoperative patient characteristics, that can predict which candidates for gastric bypass surgery are likely to achieve diabetes remission within 5 years. “Our novel DiaRem score will give patients and physicians a scientifically valid way of assessing the merits of gastric bypass [...]

Genetic link discovered between obesity and asthma

Genes linked to chronic inflammation in asthma may be more active in people who are obese, according to new research that uncovers several biological ties between obesity and asthma. “Our findings point the way to the management of asthma in the obese through simple weight reduction,” said first author Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished [...]

Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery Should Be Avoided For At Least 12 Months

Women should wait at least 12 months before trying for a baby following weight loss surgery and need further advice and information on reproductive issues, suggests a new evidence-based literature review published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG). The review looks at the safety, advantages and limitations of bariatric surgery and multidisciplinary management of patients [...]

Contrary To Common Assumption, The Obese Achieve Great Outcomes From Joint Replacement Surgery

After total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, patients who are morbidly obese have similar pain and function outcomes as patients who do not fall into this weight category, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The finding is surprising given that numerous studies have shown that obese patients have worse outcomes. [...]

Cost-Effective Treatment For Early Endometrial Cancer Could Be Common Birth Control Device

A common birth control device is effective in treating early-stage endometrial cancer in morbidly obese and high-risk surgery patients, said Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center researchers, and could lead to a cost-effective treatment for all women with this cancer type. Endometrial cancer, which starts in the lining of the uterus, is the third most [...]