By O Haskins for Bariatric News. Bariatric, Metabolic & Diabetes surgery significantly cuts the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in people with obesity and diabetes, a new 20-year analysis has found. The study, presented at UEG Week 2020 Virtual, analysed 1,435,350 patients with concurrent diabetes and obesity over a 20-year period. For pancreatic cancer, cases…

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By Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA ConscienHealth.org A randomized controlled trial (RCT) in surgery is quite a challenge. For good reason, people are reluctant to sign up for a study in which they might randomly get surgery. Or not. Surgery is a big decision and leaving it to chance doesn’t sit well with most people. Yet…

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Article and photograph from the Northern Daily Leader Newspaper. Rock bottom for Mathew Agostino was when he missed out on a mining job because he was too overweight. “I passed the medical and everything, but they flagged me on my weight,” the 28-year-old said. “And they pretty much said, ‘No way’. “That was sort of…

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Cleveland Clinic Develops Calculator To Estimate 10-Year Risk Of Diabetes Complications. Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. Now, a new risk calculator developed by Cleveland Clinic researchers can show these patients their risks of developing major health…

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(Edited by Louise Petrou for Mid North Coast Bariatric & Hernia Centre. The below article is reproduced from The Bulletin, American College of Surgeons written by WALTER J. PORIES, MD, FACS, JAMES E. MITCHELL, MD, FACS, RAUL J. ROSENTHAL, MD, FACS, DANIEL HERRON, MD, FACS, MARC BESSLER, MD, FACS, JOHN M. MORTON, MD, MPH, FACS,…

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