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Parents Don't Realize When their Kids Become Obese

- 29 Jan 2010

Half the mothers who took part in a study thought that their obese four or five year-old child was within a normal weight range, as did 39 per cent of the fathers. Read More

Childhood Obesity Increases Risk of Heart Disease

- 27 Jan 2010

Being obese from as early as 7 years of age, may raise a persons risk of heart disease and stroke, even in the absence of other cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Read More

Mayor Of London Joins Forces With New York To Battle Childhood Obesity

- 26 Jan 2010

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has welcomed the findings of a new report tackling obesity in kids in both London and New York. Read More

Anti-Obesity Drug Banned In Europe

- 22 Jan 2010

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended that the appetite suppressant sibutramine, also known as Reductil, should no longer be prescribed by doctors and pharmacists should no longer dispense the drug. Read More

NHS comments on lack of Access To Weight-Loss Surgery Claim

- 22 Jan 2010

David Stout, director of the NHS Confederation's PCT Network, comments on claims by the Royal College of Surgeons that NHS patients are not being given appropriate access to weight-loss surgery. Read More

Five Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Losing Weight

- 22 Jan 2010

The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) has highlighted five questions everyone who needs to lose weight should ask their physician. Read More

Obesity Increases Cancer Risk

- 22 Jan 2010

Obesity comes with plenty of health risks, but there's one that's perhaps not so well known: an increased risk of developing cancer. Read More

NICE Responds To Weight-Reducing Surgery Concerns

- 22 Jan 2010

Commenting on today's claims by UK bariatric surgeons that some obese patients are not getting access to the NHS weight-loss surgery they need as recommended by NICE, a NICE spokesperson said: Read More

Pregnancy Complications Of Maternal Obesity

- 20 Jan 2010

New research to be published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology points to a strong association between maternal obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Read More

Flow restrictor for EndoBarrier

- 18 Jun 2009

GI Dynamics announce that they have undertaken preliminary tests for the new flow restrictor to be added on the end of the EndoBarrier™.Read More

Chewing Gum Helps Gastric Surgery Recovery

- 18 Aug 2008

A new study has found that chewing gum after undergoing a stomach-related surgery significantly increases the recovery process. Read More