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Negative feelings about one's own weight, known as internalized weight bias, can influence the success people have after undergoing bariatric surgery, according to research appearing in the journal Obesity Surgery. The study, from the Geisinger... (more)

24/10/14 - News

A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, according to researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center. The paper, ‘FGF21 acts centrally to induce... (more)
23/10/14 - News

Cardica has launched a curved tip cartridge for its MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 surgical stapling device. This cartridge has a curved atraumatic tip at the distal end, designed to facilitate placement of the stapler on selected tissues.  Cardica is currently offering the cartridge... (more)
23/10/14 - News

Bariatric surgery may be a risk factor for spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) - a condition that causes severe headaches – according to a study ‘Bariatric surgery as a possible risk factor for spontaneous intracranial hypotension’ published in the journal Neurology. In... (more)

Weight loss


Slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, according to research 'The...

21/10/14 - News

Individuals who are genetically predisposed to obesity may soon have a therapeutic solution to combat their condition, according researchers led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS). They have identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target... (more)
21/10/14 - News

The first data from clinical studies assessing the non-invasive Revita Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing (DMR) procedure has reported that the procedure improves glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. The DMR procedure, developed by Fractyl Laboratories, is designed to... (more)
21/10/14 - News

Breaking down complex conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes and obesity into the specific metabolic proteins and processes that underlie them offers a new approach to studying the genetics of these diseases and how they are interrelated, according to research presented at the... (more)

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19/10/14 - Industry
The US District Court for the District of Connecticut has granted a preliminary injunction against Ethicon Endo-Surgery, resulting from a lawsuit filed by Covidien in June 2014 that alleges Ethicon’s latest ultrasonic surgical product, the Harmonic ACE+7, infringes three Covidien patents. The... (more)
17/10/14 - Research
Brown fat
A new signalling pathway to combat excess body weight has bene reported by researchers at the University of Bonn. The international team of researchers led by Professor Alexander Pfeifer from the University Hospital Bonn, have discovered a new way to stimulate brown fat and thus burn energy from... (more)
17/10/14 - Research
Obesity and depression
Forty three percent of depressed adults are also obese, according to a report from the US National Center for Health Statistics, and the association was even more prevalent among those taking antidepressants with 55 percent of those patients also obese. However, the researchers could not explain... (more)
16/10/14 - Research
Childhood obesity
Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland, so claims research ‘Trends and prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school aged children in the Republic of Ireland from 2002-2012: a systematic review’, published in the... (more)
16/10/14 - Research
Weight loss
Slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, according to research 'The effect of rate of weight loss on long-term weight management: a randomised controlled trial', published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. "Across... (more)
15/10/14 - Research
Weight loss and HQRL
Researchers have defined the amount of weight loss required for minimal clinically important differences (MCIDs) for most health-related quality of life (HRQL), according to a study 'Weight loss required by the severely obese to achieve clinically important differences in health-related quality of... (more)