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The FDA has requested that Eisai - the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) - voluntarily withdraws the weight-loss drug from the US market because a safety clinical trial has showed an increased occurrence of cancer. Eisai has submitted a... (more)

14/02/20 - News

A study examining restrictive eating behaviours in females following bariatric surgery has found patients reported three interacting entities leading to them developing these behaviours. The themes, according to researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London and Chelsea... (more)
12/02/20 - News

A team of researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, have developed a predictive model to examine if patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery. Approximately 350,000... (more)
11/02/20 - News

European Society of Endocrinology has published guidelines recommending testing for all patients with obesity for thyroid function (given the high prevalence of hypothyroidism in obesity). The comprehensive guidelines also recommend hormonal testing for hypercortisolism, male... (more)

Post-op weight regain


Approximately 20% of bariatric surgery patients will regain weight after two years and, according to researchers from Mexico, the factors...

11/02/20 - News

In a consultation document, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has decided not to recommend liraglutide (Saxenda, Novo Nordisk), within its marketing authorisation, for managing adult who are overweight and with obesity alongside a reduced-calorie diet... (more)
10/02/20 - News

TargEDys has completion of its three months, randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centre clinical study carried out on 229 subjects and evaluating the efficacy of Hafnia alvei HA4597 in the weight loss by regulation of the appetite.
10/02/20 - News

Studies have shown that a way to promote the growth of such beneficial microorganisms and modulate their composition for a healthy balance is to add certain forms of fibre, such as inulin, to our diet. However, out of all the tens of trillions of microorganisms in the gut... (more)

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07/02/20 - Research
Mesoporous silica particles
Sigrid Therapeutics has announced the publication of a major study in mice demonstrating the enzyme-blocking effects of mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut and the resulting effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. Sigrid has previously performed clinical studies... (more)
07/02/20 - Research
Obesity-related healthcare costs
Although employees with obesity incur higher direct and indirect costs, the extent of obesity-related costs tends to be lower in some industrial sectors including healthcare, according to researchers Groupe d'analyse, Ltée, Montréal, QC, Canada. They found that employees of specific industries,... (more)
07/02/20 - Research
Post-op weight regain
Approximately 20% of bariatric surgery patients will regain weight after two years and, according to researchers from Mexico, the factors influencing regain are still controversial but may be population-specific. They stress that early detection of the patients that are more likely to fail is... (more)
06/02/20 - Research
GPER-selective agonist
G-1, a cancer-fighting compound currently in phase 1 clinical trials for cancer, reduces fat in obese mice, according to researchers led by a team from the University of New Mexico Health Science Center. In the paper, ‘Preclinical efficacy of the GPER-selective agonist G-1 in mouse models of... (more)
05/02/20 - Policy
Waist circumference and obesity
Healthcare professionals should routinely measure waist circumference alongside BMI to properly assess and manage obesity-related health risk, according to a Consensus Statement from the International Atherosclerosis Society (IAS) and International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), who state... (more)
03/02/20 - Research
Access to surgery
Although the number of bariatric procedures in the US over the last 20 years has increased, access to surgery remains low despite a growing number of patients that are considered eligible for surgery, according to researchers from the Division of Bariatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Virginia... (more)