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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...
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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