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12/02/20 - Policy
Endocrine obesity guidelines
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...
11/02/20 - Policy
NICE consultation
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...
12/02/20 - Research
Appetite regulation
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...
10/02/20 - Research
Gut microbiota
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...
10/02/20 - 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...
14/02/20 - Research
Post-op restrictive eating behaviours
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,...
14/02/20 - Policy
Belviq withdrawn
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...
12/02/20 - Research
Hernia surgery recovery
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...

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