Surgery

Does weight loss surgery help relieve acid reflux?

Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Previous research indicates that gastric bypass surgery for obesity helps alleviate symptoms in the short term, but a new study finds ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Obesity in early pregnancy linked to pregnancy complications

In a prospective study of 18,481 pregnant women in China who had never given birth before, obesity in early pregnancy was linked to higher risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm birth, and large birth weight in newborns.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Metformin used during pregnancy may lead to obesity in children

Metformin,a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, is often used during pregnancy where the mother suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Home-based lifestyle intervention minimizes maternal weight gain

Weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum are important causes of long-term weight gain and the development of obesity-related diseases among women. A new, interdisciplinary study from Washington University in St. Louis ...

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