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Project 1:Towards the enhancement of the Mediterranean diet in the Mediterranean region: The case of Lebanon, in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The project's inception workshop will take place in April 2017.

Project 2: Safety of Bariatric Surgery in Lebanon: A pilot study using a national bariatric surgery registry.

More information coming soon.


Romieu I, Dossus L, Barquera S, Blottière HM, Franks PW, Gunter M, Hwalla N, Hursting SD, Leitzmann M, Margetts B, Nishida C, Potischman N, Seidell J, Stepien M, Wang Y, Westerterp K, Winichagoon P, Wiseman M, Willett WC, On behalf of the IARC working group on Energy Balance and Obesity. Energy balance and obesity: what are the main drivers? Cancer Causes Control 2017, 28:247-258. DOI 10.1007/s10552-017-0869-z

Nasreddine LHwalla N, Saliba A, Akl C, Naja F. Prevalence and Correlates of Preschool Overweight and Obesity Amidst the Nutrition Transition: Findings from a National Cross-Sectional Study in Lebanon. Nutrients 2017, 9, 266; doi:10.3390/nu9030266

El Lakis MA, Pozzi A, Chamieh J, Safadi B. Portomesenteric vein thrombosis after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a 36-case series. Surg Endosc. 2017 Mar;31(3):1005-1011. doi:10.1007/s00464-016-5078-4. Epub 2016 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 27387181.

Dakour Aridi HN, Tamim H, Mailhac A, Safadi BY. Concomitant hiatal hernia repair with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is safe: analysis of the ACS-NSQIP database. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2017 Mar;13(3):379-384. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2016.09.037. Epub 2016 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 27919836.

Ramly EP, Safadi BY, Aridi HD, Kantar R, Mailhac A, Alami RS. Concomitant Removal of Gastric Band and Gastric Bypass: Analysis of Outcomes and Complications from the ACS-NSQIP Database. Obes Surg. 2017 Feb;27(2):462-468. doi: 10.1007/s11695-016-2348-0. PubMed PMID: 27592125.

Dakour Aridi HN, Wehbe MR, Shamseddine G, Alami RS, Safadi BY. Long-Term Outcomes of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Conversion of Failed Laparoscopic Gastric Band. Obes Surg. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.1007/s11695-016-2529-x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28108969.

Dakour-Aridi HN, El-Rayess HM, Abou-Abbass H, Abu-Gheida I, Habib RH, Safadi. BY. Safety of concomitant cholecystectomy at the time of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2016 Dec 23. pii: S1550-7289(16)30876-0. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2016.12.012. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28223091.

Nimeri A, Al Hadad M, Khoursheed M, Maasher A, Al Qahtani A, Al Shaban T, Fawal H, Safadi B, Alderazi A, Abdalla E, Bashir A. The Peri-operative Bariatric  Surgery Care in the Middle East Region. Obes Surg. 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1007/s11695-016-2503-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28000089.

Matta J, Nasreddine L, Jomaa L, Hwalla N, Sibai AM, Csernichow S, Itami L, Naja F.Metabolically Healthy Overweight and Obesity is Associated with Higher Adherence to a Traditional Dietary Pattern: A Cross-Sectional Study among Adults in Lebanon. Nutrients 2016; 8, 432; DOI doi:10.3390/nu8070432​

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