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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...
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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