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28/01/19 - Research
Pill to beat obesity
Researchers are looking for volunteers to trial a revolutionary new drug to combat obesity. The capsule has been laboratory-tested on human tissue for more than four years by scientists at Queen Mary...
28/01/19 - Research
Adolescent obesity
Twelve independent paediatric obesity medicine and surgery specialists, led by experts at Boston Medical Center (BMC), have outlined an urgent need for evidence-based guidance on the use of obesity...
28/01/19 - Research
LigaSure vs Harmonic for LSG
There are no significant differences between ultrasonic systems such as the Harmonic scalpel and electrothermal bipolar-activated devices such as the LigaSure device in patients undergoing...
28/01/19 - Research
ZGN-1061 trial
Zafgen has announced positive data for the second cohort of its Phase 2 clinical trial of ZGN-1061, designed to evaluate efficacy and safety in patients with type 2 diabetes and the likely...
22/01/19 - Research
Long-term gastric band outcomes
The preventive effect of gastric banding (GB) on mortality is maintained up to 23 years, according to researcher from Milan, Italy. However, the preventive effect of GB on co-morbidities and on...
16/10/19 - Research
Birth defects
Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major birth defects than children born to women with severe obesity at the start of their...
15/10/19 - Research
Cancer and weight risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if a person gains weight before the age of 40 with the risk of endometrial cancer increasing by 70 percent, according to an international study, headed by...
14/10/19 - Research
Sleeveballoon
A newly-tested medical device, called Sleeveballoon, mimics the effects of traditional bariatric surgery in rodents and produces impressive results on body weight, fatty liver and diabetes control,...

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