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30/07/19 - Research
Obesity and food satisfaction
The propensity to overeat may, in part, be a function of the satisfaction derived from eating, according to a study by researchers from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. The study found no...
11/09/19 - Policy
MBSAQIP programme
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality programme of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic...
29/07/19 - Research
Vitamin D and diabetes
Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with pre-diabetes, suggesting that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve...
26/07/19 - Research
Sleeve gastrectomy and kidney failure
A recent analysis of trends in weight loss surgery among patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) and obesity reveals that sleeve gastrectomy is safe, and its use has increased in recent years...
26/07/19 - Research
Gut bacteria
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified a specific class of bacteria from the gut that prevents mice from becoming obese, suggesting these same microbes may similarly control weight...
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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