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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...
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...
23/02/18 - Research
Serological biomarker vs EGDS
Assessing bariatric patients prior to surgery for serological biomarkers instead of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) is an “excellent” substitute according to researchers from the University of...

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