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24/03/17 - Research
MiniMizer Ring
Later this year, researchers in Australia will publish the first data from a study that is comparing sleeve gastrectomy vs sleeve gastrectomy with a MiniMizer Ring (Bariatric Solutions) in 400 obese...
21/03/17 - Research
Fat and liver
Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have reported that fat cells support the liver to maintain tight regulation of glucose and uridine, a metabolite the body uses in a range of...
20/03/17 - Research
Pancreas and diabetes
Umeå researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The wealth of visual and quantitative information may...
20/03/17 - Research
Internal hernias
Internal hernia (IH) after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) is a frequent occurrence if mesenteric defects are left unclosed, therefore primary closure with a hernia-stapling...
16/03/17 - Research
Intensive medical treatment
Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of...
24/03/17 - Research
Exercise in pill form
Researchers at Saint Louis University will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism. The scientists will...
24/03/17 - Industry
Acquisition
Ethicon has completed its acquisition of Torax Medical, a privately held medical device company that manufactures and markets the Linx Reflux Management System for the surgical treatment of...
23/03/17 - Policy
Restricting bariatric surgery
A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and...

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