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28/03/17 - Research
Genetic obesity
A study led by researchers from McMaster University has shown that, while relatively rare in the general population, there are a large number of varied, genetic syndromes associated with obesity....
28/03/17 - Research
E-learning
A study by researchers from University of Heidelberg is examining whether scoring laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) videos with performance checklists improves learning effects and...
24/03/17 - Research
Exercise in pill form
Researchers at Saint Louis University will tackle the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity by tapping into the potential of two nuclear receptors that control muscle metabolism. The scientists will...
24/03/17 - Industry
Acquisition
Ethicon has completed its acquisition of Torax Medical, a privately held medical device company that manufactures and markets the Linx Reflux Management System for the surgical treatment of...
23/03/17 - Policy
Restricting bariatric surgery
A freedom of information (FOI) request made to all NHS commissioning groups (CCGs) shows that several CCGs have adopted policies which attempt to ration bariatric surgery to the super-obese, and...
27/06/17 - Policy
Scientific Statement
A Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society has called for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight...
26/06/17 - Research
Globetes
When KM Venkat Narayan first began studying type 2 diabetes in the early 1990s, it was considered a disease of adults in affluent countries. Today diabetes has spread to every country in the world,...
26/06/17 - Research
Insulin and the brain
Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the hippocampus and hypothalamus, according to the...

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