February 23, 2018

The role of a psychiatrist in a bariatric surgery team is much more important than most people initially understand it to be. In the medium to long term, the decisions made by the individual patient will affect the results of surgery much more than any other factor dur...

February 13, 2018

The public may or may not have heard about the concept of so called 'mood swings' after bariatric surgery. This is not, strictly speaking, true. We have processed several observations that can explain such a manifestation after the surgery. 

The first one is that when p...

February 6, 2018

The International Diabetes Federation has just released statistics that indicated that South Africa had 2,28 million diagnosed diabetics in 2015. Over 90% of these patients are Type 2 diabetics, of which the primary driver for disease would be from an excess body weigh...

February 2, 2018

Please note that when oral contraceptives are referred to in this article- it excludes post-menopausal hormone replacements for older women. The latter is physiological replacement.

Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine (2017) published a study by Mørch and coll...

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