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  • FDA approve dual gastric balloon for treatment of obesity

    Regulators in the US have approved a new dual gastric balloon device designed to help adult obese patients lose weight. The device comprises two balloons that are inserted into the stomach and inflated without the need for surgery. The device is meant to be a temporary measure and should be removed after 6 months. Removal […]

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  • Treating stomach ulcer bacteria could reduce stomach cancer risk

    A new study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews has found that eradicating the common Helicobacter pylori bacterium with a short course of antibiotics could be enough to reduce the risk of gastric cancer. The bacterium, present in the bodies of around two-thirds of the population, is the main cause of stomach ulcers, […]

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  • Could a gut microbe improve metabolic health and body fat distribution?

    Researchers have discovered a gut microbe that could be effective for improving leanness and metabolic health among people who are overweight or obese. Published in the journal Gut, the study reveals that greater abundance of a bacterium called Akkermansia muciniphila – which makes up around 3-5% of a healthy individual’s gut microbiome – was associated […]

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  • Stress levels linked to risk of liver disease death, study shows

    Suffering from anxiety or depression could carry an increased risk of death from liver disease, a study suggests. The study is the first to identify a possible link between high levels of psychological distress and deaths resulting from a variety of liver diseases. The study is the first to identify a possible link between high […]

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  • IBS can be quickly diagnosed with new blood test

    Irritable bowel syndrome, the most common gastroenterological disorder in the US, can now be diagnosed with just two simple blood tests, enabling early diagnosis for millions of people affected by the disorder. Until now, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has only been diagnosed after a long and drawn out process of ruling out other conditions, often […]

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  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Crohn's & Colitis , Foundation of America
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