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27/02/18 - Research
Gut bacteria and obesity
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity that certain amino acids in the blood are connected to obesity and the composition of the gut...
26/02/18 - Research
Obesity and heart damage
Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to ‘add up’ to a distinct risk factor that makes those with a longer history of heaviness more likely to...
26/02/18 - Research
USPSTF issues obesity recommendations
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioural weight loss interventions to prevent obesity-related morbidity and...
23/02/18 - Research
POMC prohormone
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered how the appetite pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) prohormone is produced and how the interruption of its regulation raise the risk...
23/02/18 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s (MFDS) has approved of its Orbera Intragastric Balloon System to assist adult patients who are overweight...
12/12/18 - Research
Self-harm and suicidal ideation
Bariatric surgery candidates should be screened for their potential to self-harm and/or commit suicide before surgery and throughout long-term post-operative care, according to researchers from the...
10/12/18 - Research
Advanced-DiaRem
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have improved a standard bariatric surgery clinical scoring system (DiaRem) to extend the prediction time for diabetic remission following...
10/12/18 - Research
Very low-calorie diets
Hundreds of thousands of people in the England will receive NHS help to battle obesity and type 2 diabetes in a programme that will not only improve the health of patients but also save the NHS money...

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