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The brain's reward centres in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they've eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study by a multidisciplinary team at UT Southwestern... (more)

26/07/16 - News

An enzyme that stimulates the breakdown of fats in immune cells helps trigger inflammation, or an immune response to pathogens, a study by Weill Cornell Medicine researchers suggests. The findings enhance scientists' understanding of the connection between metabolism and... (more)
26/07/16 - News

One in three people is overweight and one in seven is obese in Jilin Province, north east China, finds a large study, published in the online journal BMJ Open. The researchers base their findings on a population survey of nearly 21, 000 randomly selected people aged 18 to 79,... (more)
26/07/16 - News

The Samoas' world-leading rate of obesity is a recent phenomenon, heavily influenced by the globe's rapid shift to calorie-rich, processed foods and more sedentary lifestyles. However, a new study suggests nearly half of Samoans have a newly identified and significant genetic... (more)

Lack of interest in surgery

22/07/16

There are a number of factors why patients are not interested bariatric surgery despite evidence showing that surgery is an effective...

26/07/16 - News

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes had good long-term results after weight loss surgery, according to a study in New Zealand. The findings support other studies that indicate weight loss surgery is an effective and durable treatment for obesity associated with type 2 diabetes.
22/07/16 - News

Non-invasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings, particularly for high-calorie ‘appetitive’ foods, according to a review in the Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society.... (more)
21/07/16 - News

The results from a Phase 2 study on setmelanotide, a melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, for the treatment of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity, shows a significant weight loss with targeted treatment for patients with rare genetic defect in critical weight... (more)

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21/07/16 - Research
Setmelanotide results
The results from a Phase 2 study on setmelanotide, a melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonist, for the treatment of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity, shows a significant weight loss with targeted treatment for patients with rare genetic defect in critical weight regulation pathway... (more)
21/07/16 - Research
Beloranib programme suspended
Zafgen is refocusing its resources on development of a differentiated second-generation MetAP2 inhibitor, ZGN-1061, in severe and complicated obesity, following a comprehensive review of its assets and clinical programs, as well as feedback from regulatory authorities. As a result, the company is... (more)
20/07/16 - Research
Baseline diabetes
A study investigating the predictive value of type 2 diabetes and lack of physical activity for mental health and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), has found no evidence that baseline diabetes should be considered either a positive or a negative predictor... (more)
19/07/16 - Research
Sarcopenic obesity
An online article in Future Science OA has synthesised current data on sarcopenic obesity and highlights the need for public health strategies for its prevention and treatment. Sarcopenic obesity is the combination of low muscle mass and high fat mass. Tending to be more common in older adults... (more)
18/07/16 - Research
Adolescent bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery was associated with faster walking by teens, less walking-related musculoskeletal pain and lower heart rates as soon as six months following surgery and as long as two years after surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. Dr Justin R Ryder of the... (more)
18/07/16 - Research
Blood glucose health
Blood glucose health is deteriorating in obese adults, despite overall progress in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, which may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications in the US, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open... (more)