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29/04/19 - Research
European Congress on Obesity 2019
A new study has shed light on the link between higher body mass index (BMI) and serious health outcomes and death in over 2.8 million adults representative of the UK population. The new estimates,...
25/04/19 - Research
Post-op incisional hernia
A new app can predict the likelihood that a patient will develop an incisional hernia following abdominal surgery, using data to potentially help address a problem effects one out of every eight of...
25/04/19 - Research
Epigenetics
In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes (epigenetics) has grown exponentially. Researchers at Lund University have summarised the state of scientific knowledge within...
25/04/19 - Research
Obesity and brain structure
Researchers using sophisticated MRI technology have found that higher levels of body fat are associated with differences in the brain's form and structure, including smaller volumes of grey matter,...
25/04/19 - Research
Metformin and weight loss
In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial and its long-term follow-up study, among the persons who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight during the first year, long-term...
15/11/19 - Research
Why bariatric surgery works
Researchers from UC San Francisco have suspected for some time that one reason bariatric surgery is so surprisingly effective at blocking hunger is that it causes food to pass very rapidly from the...
14/11/19 - Research
Diet trials are insufficient
The vast majority of clinical trials involving diet amended their desired study outcomes along the way raising the possibility of bias, according to researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, and...
14/11/19 - Research
Surgery and toxic compounds
Toxic man-made chemicals - such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides - that are absorbed into the body and stored in fat may be released into the bloodstream during the...

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