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03/05/18 - Research
Visceral fat promotes diabetes
Visceral or abdominal fat - more than any other type of body fat - raises the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Columbia University Irving...
03/05/18 - Research
Bone fractures
Patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery may be at greater risk for non-vertebral fracture than those having adjustable gastric banding (AGB), according to a population-based study...
03/05/18 - Research
The compound semaglutide that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, according to a study by researchers at...
03/05/18 - Research
Low-calorie sweeteners
Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, according to a study on human fat-...
03/05/18 - Research
Obesity paradox
A study by led by researchers at the University of Glasgow has debunk the notion that people who are overweight or obese are not at increased risk of heart disease, (obesity paradox). The study,...
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...
21/06/18 - Research
SOS study
The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight, according to the latest paper form the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study, which focused on the...
19/06/18 - Research
Daily fasting
Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. The study is the first to examine the effect of...

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