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28/03/17 - Research
Genetic obesity
A study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there are a large number of varied, genetic syndromes associated with obesity....
28/03/17 - Research
E-learning
A study by researchers from University of Heidelberg is examining whether scoring laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) videos with performance checklists improves learning effects and...
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...
20/11/17 - Policy
Weight stigma and childhood obesity
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The Obesity Society (TOS) are seeking to raise awareness and provide recommendations regarding the prevalence and negative effects of weight stigma on...
20/11/17 - Research
Obesity and cancer
The majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK. Despite the fact that 63% of the English...
20/11/17 - Research
Weight regain
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after...

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