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Weight loss prior to metabolic and bariatric surgery may not be necessary for all patients and unsafe weight loss prior to surgery may compromise nutrition status and lead to increased infection rates, according to researchers from the University of... (more)

16/07/19 - News

A study by researchers from the NYU School of Medicine have revealed that anti-starvation mechanism that kept our ancient ancestors from starving may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic. In starvation times, researchers state that animals were more likely to survive if... (more)
15/07/19 - News

A new study by researchers at Penn Medicine and the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity surveyed more than 18,000 adults enrolled in the commercial weight management program WW International (formerly Weight Watchers), and found that participants... (more)
12/07/19 - News

TransEnterix, a medical device company that is digitising the interface between the surgeon and the patient to improve minimally invasive surgery, has announced the sale of certain AutoLap image-based laparoscope positioning system (AutoLap) assets to Great Belief International... (more)

Dietary supplements

16/07/19

In a new meta-analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that...

11/07/19 - News

French researchers have found that drinking only a small glass of sugary drink per day could lead to an 18 percent increase in the risk of cancer and a 22 percent increase in breast cancers. The investigators noted that sugary drinks are being consumed increasingly and this is... (more)
10/07/19 - News

GI Dynamics has announced the execution of its contract with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, as the lead clinical site of the US pivotal trial of EndoBarrier. The US pivotal trial of EndoBarrier, STEP-1 (Single Therapy Euglycemic Procedure), formally known as GID 18-... (more)
08/07/19 - News

Researchers at The Ohio State University have found that more than half of study participants no longer met the criteria for metabolic syndrome (MetS) immediately following a four-week low-carb diet, despite not losing any weight.

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08/07/19 - Research
Reversing metabolic syndrome
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found that more than half of study participants no longer met the criteria for metabolic syndrome (MetS) immediately following a four-week low-carb diet, despite not losing any weight. The study, 'Dietary carbohydrate restriction improves metabolic... (more)
05/07/19 - Research
Opioid dependency
Clinicians are reducing their patients' need for strong opioid medications after surgery by pre-treating patients with other pain relievers before they even enter the operating room and introducing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme. While opioids relieve patients' pain and... (more)
03/07/19 - Research
Energy expenditure
Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from obesity, a disease that contributes to conditions ranging from cancer to heart disease, behavioural change is hard to accomplish or not... (more)
03/07/19 - Research
Cancer and obesity
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who have obesity now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges Government action to tackle obesity. Almost a third of UK adults have obesity and,... (more)
03/07/19 - Research
ACSL4 gene
Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts (HNRCA) have found one clue as to why weight gain cause metabolic problems that can lead to heart disease and diabetes in some individuals, but not others: a gene associated with obesity and development of type 2... (more)
02/07/19 - Research
christensenella bacteria
LNC Therapeutics, a French biotech company specialising in gut microbiome-based drug research and development, has announced the deployment of a research platform focused exclusively on its gut microbiome activities and more precisely on analysis of the therapeutic properties of christensenella.... (more)