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07/12/17 - Research
DiRECT trial
Almost half of the patients with Type 2 diabetes supported by their GPs on a weight loss programme were able to reverse their diabetes in a year, according to the results of the DiRECT (Diabetes...
07/12/17 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the FDA has provided 510k clearance for its OverStitch Sx, a new, full-thickness flexible endoscopic suturing system that will work on a broad range of single-...
06/12/17 - Industry
Product approval
Novo Nordisk has received FDA approval of Ozempic (semaglutide injection) that is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus....
05/12/17 - Research
Gut microbial
Two studies - one in mice and the other in human subjects – have report the first definitive evidence that exercise alone can change the composition of microbes in the gut. The studies were designed...
05/12/17 - Community
Bariatric app
Penn Medicine has launched the first-of-its-kind app for bariatric surgery on the journey before and after bariatric surgery to track healthy behaviours and communicate with care team. The ‘Penn Life...
08/12/17 - Research
Obesity paradox
A study by NYU College of Global Public Health and the University of Michigan has reported that the so-called ‘obesity paradox’ is not present among people with new cases of cardiovascular disease (...
07/12/17 - Policy
EASO recommendations
A post-bariatric multidisciplinary follow-up programme should be an integral part of the clinical pathway at centres delivering bariatric surgery and it should be offered to patients requiring it,...
07/12/17 - Industry
Product approval
Crospon, an endoscopic diagnostics company, has received FDA clearance for its Endoflip System with Flip Topography Module, providing a new way for clinicians to assess patient motility disorders...

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