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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...
15/10/18 - Industry
Obalon Touch Inflation System
Obalon Therapeutics has gained approval of a Premarket Approval Supplement (PMA-S) application for the Obalon Touch Inflation System, an automated system utilized to inflate the Obalon Balloon, from...
15/10/18 - Research
Obesity and early-onset colorectal cancer
Women who are overweight or have obesity have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) before age 50 as women who have what is considered a ‘normal’ BMI, according to new research...
15/10/18 - Industry
EndoBarrier and CE mark
GI Dynamics has announced the selection of Intertek as the company’s notified body to continue working toward re-attaining the CE Mark for its EndoBarrier product, an endoscopically delivered device...

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