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05/06/19 - Research
TLE3 genetic switch
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified TLE3, a genetic switch that stops the conversion of white fat into thermogenic varieties. Fat cells come in three varieties: white fat, the...
04/06/19 - Research
FTO gene variation
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more...
23/05/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and cancer
Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer incidences of new colorectal lesions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery compared with a control group not undergoing bariatric surgery, according to...
23/05/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery is cost-effective
Performing bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obese with type 2 DM is a cost-effective strategy in Thailand, according to researchers from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) and...
23/05/19 - Research
Faecal microbiota transplantation
Using capsules filled with faecal matter from a lean donor, researchers successfully changed some of the composition of the gut microbiota of patients with obesity, a possible step toward a new...
20/01/20 - Research
GI devices and endoscopy
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have potentially found a way to eliminate some of the endoscopic surgeries needed to remove gastrointestinal (GI) medical devices, such as...
20/01/20 - Research
Soybean oil
A study by researchers at UC Riverside shows that soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and...
17/01/20 - Research
lorcaserin cancer risk
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that the prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer, according to the results of a clinical...

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