Sessile Serrated Polyps

Some of the same modifiable lifestyle factors associated with the risk for developing conventional adenomas are also associated with the risk for sessile serrated polyps, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Source: Healio | Read More

Long-term Metabolic

Despite weight regain after bariatric surgery, long-term insulin sensitivity and adipose phenotypes remain improved in women with obesity, study findings show. Source: Healio | Read More

Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making. This review provides evidence-based tools for primary care physicians to identify patients with higher-than-average-risk and engage patients in informed decision making about CRC screening…

LAGB for Weight Loss

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in adults with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes results in greater weight loss compared with laparoscopic gastric banding, according to recent study results. Source: Healio | Read More

Treat Acid Reflux

Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys. The findings come from two studies that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Source: News Medical | Read More

Gallbladder Surgery Dallas

A surgical team has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly button. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Medical Weight Loss

Patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes can expect different changes in glucose homeostasis following weight loss from surgical vs. medical interventions, likely due to effects on insulin, glucagon-like peptide 1 and gastrointestinal inhibitory peptide secretion, according to a presenter here. Source: Healio | Read More

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