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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...
18/04/19 - Research
Rheumatic disorders and surgery
A literature review by researchers looking at the complex relationship between obesity, various rheumatic diseases and bariatric surgery has underscored the need to establish long-term prospective...
16/04/19 - Research
Cognitive functioning and surgery
Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities (CI/DD), including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric...
16/04/19 - Industry
Product approval
Gelesis has gained FDA approval for its lead product candidate, PLENITY (Gelesis100), as an aid in weight management in adults with a BMI25–40, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise....

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