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26/06/17 - Industry
Product approval
BD has announced that its new line of Snowden-Pencer 3.0mm laparoscopic ergonomic take-apart instruments received FDA 510(k) clearance for use in laparoscopic surgery. The new line of Snowden-Pencer...
26/06/17 - Research
Cochrane review
A combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the study and variation in the results,...
26/06/17 - Research
Leptin
The hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness however, the pivotal experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as...
26/06/17 - Policy
Obesity screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged six years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive,...
26/06/17 - Research
Mathematically estimating fat
Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, have proposed a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by estimating the thickness of subcutaneous fat using...
20/11/17 - Policy
Weight stigma and childhood obesity
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and The Obesity Society (TOS) are seeking to raise awareness and provide recommendations regarding the prevalence and negative effects of weight stigma on...
20/11/17 - Research
Obesity and cancer
The majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK. Despite the fact that 63% of the English...
20/11/17 - Research
Weight regain
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that combining a calorie-restricted diet with high-intensity interval training could be a solution for reducing weight regain after...

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