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26/09/19 - Research
Hypertension and obesity
In a study of mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed exactly which molecules are likely responsible for the link between obesity and hypertension, and that blocking one of these molecules - a...
26/09/19 - Research
Obesity stigma
A report from the British Psychological Society (BPS) has called for changes in how obesity is regarded, with less reference to ‘obese people’ and more discussion of ‘people living with obesity’, in...
25/09/19 - Research
Obesity epidemic
Current obesity rates in adults in the US could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville....
25/09/19 - Research
Enhanced recovery program
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalisation by almost half at 36 participating...
24/09/19 - Research
Product launch
Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, has launched the industry’s first powered circular stapler – the Echelon Circular Powered Stapler reduces leaks by 61% at the staple line compared to...
13/12/19 - Community
The International Bariatric Club
The year was 2008 and it was another Wednesday evening monthly ‘Journal Club’ presented by the bariatric surgery fellows of the Cleveland Clinic Ohio. As I listened attentively to the excellent...
12/12/19 - Research
Food impulsivity
Impulsivity or responding without thinking about the consequences of an action, has been linked to excessive food intake, binge eating, weight gain and obesity, along with several psychiatric...
12/12/19 - Research
Stem cells and diabetes
Stem cells could help turn the tide against diabetes, but more research is needed to better control their differentiation and insulin-producing properties, according to investigators from A*STAR's...

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