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02/05/18 - Research
Obesity and cancer
A review by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers found that less than one-fifth of participants in cancer-related randomised clinical trials (RCTs) are obese despite the fact...
02/05/18 - Research
Abnormal and healthy obesity
Scientists at Osaka University have reported that by deleting adipose oxidative stress (Fat ROS) decreases lipid accumulation in the liver, clinically improving insulin resistance and inducing...
02/05/18 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has approved the Orbera365 Managed Weight Loss System and has issued a Medical Device Marketing Authorization (MDMA) for...
02/05/18 - Research
How leptin works
Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have used CRISPR genome editing to identify a neural circuit in the hypothalamus as the primary mechanism in mediating leptin's anti-obesity and...
02/05/18 - Research
Obesity and emergency care
Individuals with obesity use more resources at higher level of emergency care than normal-weight individuals and it increases with severe obesity, according to research published in PlosONE. Although...
20/02/19 - Research
Obesity and genes
A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic...
19/02/19 - Research
Lypla1 gene
Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team of the University of California (UCLA),...
19/02/19 - Research
High-protein, low-calorie diet
Geriatricians have long struggled with how to recommend safe weight loss for seniors, because dropping pounds can lead to muscle and bone loss. However, a high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older...

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