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Patients report long-term quality-of-life improvement after duodenal switch surgery

May 4, 2016

Patients who underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery reported high mental and physical component scores 12 years after surgery, according to recent study findings.

“The results of this study are unique and provide new information while addressing a void in the literature regarding this operation in the United States,” Birgit N. Khandalavala, MD, of the department of family medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, and colleagues wrote. “In addition to the weight-loss benefits, overall improvement in health and [health-related quality of life] is one of the primary goals of surgical treatment. Our results indicate that, in our sample, the [health-related quality of life] was significantly improved and did not differ from the general population; hence, their quality of life was normalized and on par with the nonobese cohort.”

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Reduced cardiac function seen in children with obesity, prediabetes

May 4, 2016
Tissue Doppler imaging can reveal subclinical evidence of cardiac function deterioration in children and adolescents with obesity and prediabetes, according to study…
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Self-regulation strategies reduce weight gain in young adults

May 4, 2016
Young adults taught self-regulation strategies focused on large- or small-change interventions for weight maintenance were more successful at preventing weight gain than…
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Overweight, obesity rates rising in China

May 3, 2016
The prevalence of overweight, obesity and central obesity among Chinese adults increased yearly since 2000, despite an increase in leisure-time physical activity…
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

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Patients report long-term quality-of-life improvement after duodenal switch surgery

May 4, 2016
Patients who underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery reported high mental and physical component scores 12 years after…

In the Journals

Reduced cardiac function seen in children with obesity, prediabetes

May 4, 2016
Tissue Doppler imaging can reveal subclinical evidence of cardiac function deterioration in children and adolescents with obesity and prediabetes…

In the JournalsPerspective

Self-regulation strategies reduce weight gain in young adults

May 4, 2016
Young adults taught self-regulation strategies focused on large- or small-change interventions for weight maintenance were more successful at…

In the Journals

Overweight, obesity rates rising in China

May 3, 2016
The prevalence of overweight, obesity and central obesity among Chinese adults increased yearly since 2000, despite an increase in leisure-time…

In the JournalsPerspective

Metabolic adaptation persists after weight loss

May 3, 2016
Decreased metabolic rate in response to major weight loss does not normalize over time despite weight regain, according to study findings published…

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Psoriasis associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity in twin study

April 29, 2016
Psoriasis had a strong association with type 2 diabetes and obesity in a nationwide study of Danish twins, indicating a common genetic etiology…

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Mediterranean diet lowers BMI in US adolescents

April 28, 2016
American adolescents who adhere to a Mediterranean dietary pattern or increase their adherence have smaller BMI increases compared with their peers…

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School nurses improve facilitation of obesity interventions for students

April 27, 2016
School-based obesity interventions that included school nurses resulted in positive BMI outcomes for students, according to recent research in the…

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Score generated from medical records may predict diabetes remission after bariatric surgery

April 26, 2016
The DiaRem score, generated from data readily available in medical records, may help identify patients with type 2 diabetes who will experience…

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Measureable behaviors after bariatric surgery influence weight loss

April 26, 2016
The amount of weight lost after bariatric surgery may be influenced by certain weight control practices and eating behaviors, study data…

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