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27/02/18 - Research
Gut bacteria and obesity
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity that certain amino acids in the blood are connected to obesity and the composition of the gut...
26/02/18 - Research
Obesity and heart damage
Johns Hopkins researchers have shown that the number of years spent overweight or obese appear to ‘add up’ to a distinct risk factor that makes those with a longer history of heaviness more likely to...
26/02/18 - Research
USPSTF issues obesity recommendations
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on behavioural weight loss interventions to prevent obesity-related morbidity and...
23/02/18 - Research
POMC prohormone
Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered how the appetite pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) prohormone is produced and how the interruption of its regulation raise the risk...
23/02/18 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s (MFDS) has approved of its Orbera Intragastric Balloon System to assist adult patients who are overweight...
22/06/18 - Research
Plus-size and obesity
The normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight and therefore undermining efforts to tackle England's obesity problem. While...
22/06/18 - Research
lincRNA
A large team of researchers from the US and China has succeeded in identifying a number of RNA fragments found in human fat tissue. Interestingly, the researchers also reported that the long...
21/06/18 - Research
Gastric banding
In a presentation at the recent IFSO-EC meeting in Athens, Greece, Professor Jean-Marc Chevallier (l'Hôpital européen Georges-Pompidou, Université Paris 5 à Paris, France) outlined the current status...

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