Morbid obesity is associated with a number of metabolic and inflammatory alterations. These changes are the basis of future illnesses that may not have yet clinically appeared at the time of surgery. A study published in Obesity Surgery discusses the effects of bariatric surgery on these alterations, with particular interest in those patients without insulin resistance. The results demonstrate that improvements are sensitive even in patients with better conditions before surgery.
These doctors and researchers, along with their teams, also lead recent works about the protein intake in the diet to be followed by patients after bariatric surgery (Clinical Nutrition) or on the potential for NOTES surgery (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery) (Current Gastroenterology Reports), a technique for which the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is a reference pioneer. Tomorrow December 14th is the National Day Against Obesity, although professionals at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and IDIBAPS work all year to combat this growing problem.