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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...
17/04/18 - Research
Training paper
Authors in the Netherlands have published a Delphi consensus paper that will be used to develop a laparoscopic bariatric surgery-training model or curriculum in the country. The paper identifies 29...
16/04/18 - Research
End healthy obesity
A paper by researchers at Loughborough University has called for an end to the term 'healthy obesity', due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth...
16/04/18 - Research
Small intestine bacteria
Although the vast majority of research on the gut microbiome has focused on bacteria in the large intestine, a new study shows how the typical calorie-dense western diet can induce expansion of...

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