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Transcutaneous carbon dioxide partial pressure (PTCCO2) monitoring provides a better estimate of arterial carbon dioxide partial pressure (PaCO2) than end-tidal carbon dioxide partial pressure (PetCO2) in severe obese patients undergoing... (more)

22/04/14 - News

Obesity in the general population may be genetically linked to how our bodies digest carbohydrates according to research published in the journal Nature Genetics. The study investigated the relationship between body weight and a gene called AMY1, which is responsible for an... (more)
22/04/14 - News

Florida State University researchers have identified a new syndrome called osteosarcopenic obesity that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity.  The syndrome, outlined in the journal Ageing Research Reviews, explains how many obese individuals... (more)
22/04/14 - News

Zafgen is hoping to raise US$86.25 million according to a prospectus the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, using the funds to finance several mid- and late-stage trials for its obesity drug, beloranib. The drug  utilises a unique mechanism of action and... (more)

In reference to a recently published randomized controlled trial featured in the Lancet Diabetes - Endocrinology , co-author Professor Paul O'Brien...
17/04/14 - News

Eating high-calorie foods leads to the dysfunction of brown adipose tissue (BAT also called brown fat) cells causing them to ‘whiten’, claim researchers from Boston University. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, claims to be the first to describe how... (more)
17/04/14 - News

It has been known for some time that changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery however, a UK study has found that patients who experienced food aversions enjoyed significantly more postoperative... (more)
16/04/14 - News

Testing for insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) could help to prevent postprandial hypoglycaemia following bariatric surgery, according to paper published by researchers from the Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria. The study was published online in the journal PlosOne.

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16/04/14 - Research
Vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle for people who are severely obese, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D deficient walked slower and... (more)
15/04/14 - Research
Loop LSG procedure
Loop duodeno-enterosomies with sleeve gastrectomy can be safely performed, according to a group of researchers Germany and Poland.  The study, ‘Pylorus preserving loop duodeno-enterostomy with sleeve gastrectomy - preliminary results.’ published online in BMC Surgery, concludes that this approach... (more)
15/04/14 - Research
Eating behaviour
Obese people take less time to feel full than those of normal weight despite consuming more calories and this faster speed of eating could play an important role in obesity, according to a study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The researchers led by Christoph Beglinger at the... (more)
14/04/14 - Research
Diabetes epidemic
One in ten US adults as diabetes with the percentage of diabetic Americans doubling since 1988, according to a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. They found that in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes... (more)
14/04/14 - Research
Diabetes breakthrough
By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells’ energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. Published in the journal Nicotinamide N-methyltransferase... (more)
10/04/14 - Research
BMI and T2DM
Not only is BMI strongly and independently associated with the risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but BMI categories were increasingly more likely to be diagnosed with T2DM than individuals in lower BMI categories, according to a study published online in Diabetology & Metabolic... (more)