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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...
14/02/19 - Research
Patient experiences
A PhD student at Swansea University has begun a study that is exploring patient experiences during their journey through bariatric surgery. Specifically, looking at the patients’ responses to...
14/02/19 - Research
EndoBarrier Pivotal Trial
GI Dynamics has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct its pivotal trial of EndoBarrier for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The pivotal trial of EndoBarrier, referred to as the 18...
06/12/19 - Research
Obesity and brain inflammation
Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological...
06/12/19 - Research
Surgery and subclinical heart function
The benefits of bariatric surgery for patients with obesity go beyond weight loss, according to a study, ‘Benefits of bariatric surgery on subclinical myocardial function using global longitudinal...
05/12/19 - Research
Epigenetic
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have shown that in a study in mice that a different molecular level of regulation - epigenetics - plays a key role in determining one's innate drive to exercise...

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