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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...
18/04/19 - Research
Rheumatic disorders and surgery
A literature review by researchers looking at the complex relationship between obesity, various rheumatic diseases and bariatric surgery has underscored the need to establish long-term prospective...
16/04/19 - Research
Cognitive functioning and surgery
Young people with cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities (CI/DD), including Down syndrome, have similar weight-loss trajectories to those with typical cognitive function after bariatric...
16/04/19 - Industry
Product approval
Gelesis has gained FDA approval for its lead product candidate, PLENITY (Gelesis100), as an aid in weight management in adults with a BMI25–40, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise....

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