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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...
20/02/19 - Research
Obesity and genes
A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic...
19/02/19 - Research
Lypla1 gene
Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team of the University of California (UCLA),...
19/02/19 - Research
High-protein, low-calorie diet
Geriatricians have long struggled with how to recommend safe weight loss for seniors, because dropping pounds can lead to muscle and bone loss. However, a high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older...

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