Weight loss surgery benefits for gut microbiome last at least a decade Two types of bariatric surgeries, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and vertical banded gastroplasty, result in similar microbiome remodeling changes that are maintained a decade later in a group of women, a new study shows. Transfer of the microbiota from the bariatric surgery patients was shown to decrease fat mass and increase carbohydrate use in mice
How common white fat can be turned into energy-burning brown fat in humans Researchers have discovered, for the first time in humans, that the widely reviled energy storing white fat can be turned into an energy burning brown fat that uses up excess calories
Long-term followup of type of bariatric surgery finds regain of weight, decrease in diabetes remission While undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy induced weight loss and improvements in obesity-related disorders, long-term follow up shows significant weight regain and a decrease in remission rates of diabetes and, to a lesser extent, other obesity-related disorders over time.
New endoscopic, non-surgical bariatric options show promise for treating obesity Endoscopic bariatric therapies can be effective options and are most beneficial when used as part of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment program;