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Bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third, according to a researchers from Kuwait who carried out a meta‐analysis to investigating the effect of bariatric surgery on the risk of developing colorectal cancer... (more)

28/01/20 - News

GI Dynamics, a medical device company that is developing EndoBarrier for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, has enrolled the first patient in its United States (US) STEP-1 clinical trial at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI. The STEP-1 trial is the randomised (3... (more)
27/01/20 - News

A bacteria typically linked to periodontal disease, Fusobacterium nucleatum (F. nuc), could play an important role in the rising incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) in people under the age of 45. Another type of bacteria, Moraxella osloensis, has been found in colorectal cancer... (more)
27/01/20 - News

United Imaging has launched a new MR system called the uMR Omega that offers the world's first ultra-wide 75-cm bore, the widest on the market. Obesity rates continue to rise and people with extreme obesity currently make up 8% of the US population, a number that continues to... (more)

Premature death

28/01/20

Compared with routine care, bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk of hypertension, heart failure and early death in a study based on...

27/01/20 - News

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at Penn Medicine have showed that people who received a new stigma-reduction intervention, along with standard behavioural weight loss treatment, devalued themselves less due to their weight, compared to participants who only received... (more)
27/01/20 - News

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company leveraging its novel technology platforms to develop and commercialise ready-to-use injectable and infusible drug formulations, has announced positive topline results from the in-clinic stage of a Phase 2 study of its... (more)
24/01/20 - News

Researchers at the University of Plymouth and Nestlé have revealed new insights into the factors that predispose children to developing type 2 diabetes in adult life. The EarlyBird study followed 300 healthy children in Plymouth, UK, from five years of age to early adulthood to... (more)

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24/01/20 - Research
EarlyBird study
Researchers at the University of Plymouth and Nestlé have revealed new insights into the factors that predispose children to developing type 2 diabetes in adult life. The EarlyBird study followed 300 healthy children in Plymouth, UK, from five years of age to early adulthood to explore how the... (more)
24/01/20 - Research
Strategies for maintain weight loss
A study by researchers from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, US, has reported that that if you want to lose weight and keep it off, building healthy dietary, self-monitoring and psychological coping strategies may be the keys to success. The study, ‘Behavioral... (more)
24/01/20 - Research
Obesity and PCOS
Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more ‘unhealthy’ gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to researchers from Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO. PCOS is complicated endocrine disorder affecting 6 percent to 18 percent of... (more)
23/01/20 - Research
Oesophageal perforation
The risks related to the use of bougie during bariatric surgery should not be underestimated and inserted with extreme caution in order to prevent oesophageal perforations, according to researchers from Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, who noted that oesophageal perforations are a... (more)
23/01/20 - Research
Post-bariatric body shape
Utilising the Artec EVA three-dimensional (3D) mobile imaging scanner can provide an objective and reproducible source for the detection of body shape changes after bariatric surgery, according to researchers from RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany, who recommended its use when... (more)
22/01/20 - Research
Sunlight and metabolic health
Exposure to light regulates how two kinds of fat cells work together to produce the raw materials that all other cells use for energy and disruptions to this fundamental process appear to have a negative effect on our metabolic health, according to investigators from Cincinnati Children's who were... (more)