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Associations between zinc deficiency, taste changes and salivary flow rate following gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries (2024)
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Background. The prevalence of taste change (hypogeusia) and its association with zinc deficiency is unclear due to differences in methods of assessment. We investigate the prevalence of hypogeusia using mixed methods and link it with changes in zinc... Read More about Associations between zinc deficiency, taste changes and salivary flow rate following gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy surgeries.

Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2) in frail or older people with type 2 diabetes and heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2024)
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Objective: Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2Is) reduce cardio-metabolic and renal outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) but their efficacy and safety in older or frail individuals remains unclear. Methods: We searched PubMed,... Read More about Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2) in frail or older people with type 2 diabetes and heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

The Effects of Preoperative Glycaemic Control (HbA1c) on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Outcomes: Data from a Tertiary-Referral Bariatric Centre in the UK (2024)
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Background: Current recommendations advocate the achievement of an optimal glucose control (HbA1c < 69mmol/mol) prior to elective surgery to reduce risks of peri- and post-operative complications, but the relevance for this glycaemic threshold prior... Read More about The Effects of Preoperative Glycaemic Control (HbA1c) on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Outcomes: Data from a Tertiary-Referral Bariatric Centre in the UK.

Liraglutide 3.0mg (Saxenda©) for weight loss and remission of pre-diabetes. Real- world clinical evaluation of effectiveness among patients awaiting bariatric surgery (2023)
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Objective The effectiveness of liraglutide 3.0 mg (Saxenda) therapy to induce weight loss among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery remains uncertain. Methods Clinical data was retrospectively obtained from patients with prediabetes (HbA1c... Read More about Liraglutide 3.0mg (Saxenda©) for weight loss and remission of pre-diabetes. Real- world clinical evaluation of effectiveness among patients awaiting bariatric surgery.

The use of non‐invasive brain stimulation techniques to reduce body weight and food cravings: A systematic review and meta‐analysis (2023)
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Several studies demonstrated non‐invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are safe and simple techniques that can reduce body weight, food cravings... Read More about The use of non‐invasive brain stimulation techniques to reduce body weight and food cravings: A systematic review and meta‐analysis.

Peri- and Postoperative Outcomes for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Patients after Bariatric Surgery—a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (2023)
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Background Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is prevalent among patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Previous studies have reported a higher risk of complications, ICU admission and longer length of stay in patients with OSA following surgery. Howeve... Read More about Peri- and Postoperative Outcomes for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Patients after Bariatric Surgery—a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Non-invasive imaging of functional pancreatic islet beta-cell mass in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (2023)
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To investigate whether manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging can assess functional pancreatic beta-cell mass in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus. In a prospective case-control study, 20 people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (10 with low (≥... Read More about Non-invasive imaging of functional pancreatic islet beta-cell mass in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

The Effectiveness of Zinc Supplementation in Taste Disorder Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials (2023)
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Introduction. Food taste and flavour affect food choice and acceptance, which are essential to maintain good health and quality of life. Reduced circulating zinc levels have been shown to adversely affect the taste, but the efficacy of zinc supplemen... Read More about The Effectiveness of Zinc Supplementation in Taste Disorder Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.