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30/05/18 - Research
UK obesity rates
Across England, Wales, and Scotland, morbid obesity rates in adults are expected to soar over the next 17 years - with the number of morbidly obese adults likely to exceed 4 million by 2035 - more...
30/05/18 - Research
Internet weight loss searches
New research on Google trends has revealed searches using the terms weight loss have increased, while those using the word obesity have decreased, potentially suggesting a normalisation of obesity in...
30/05/18 - Research
Abdominal fat
Research by scientists at King's College London, UK, into the role the gut plays in processing and distributing fat could pave the way for the development of personalised treatments for obesity and...
29/05/18 - Research
Surgery and testosterone production
Sleeve gastrectomy (can rapidly reverse obesity-related hypogonadism in morbidly obese men, restoring normal levels of testosterone and sex drive, according to a study by researchers from the...
29/05/18 - Research
Bariatric surgery and melanoma
Bariatric surgery is associated with a 61% fall in the risk of developing malignant melanoma skin cancer, and a 42% drop in the risk of skin cancer in general, according to a study by researchers...
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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