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16/04/18 - Research
Research teams led by Drs Mara Dierssen at Cedric Notredame (CRG) and Rafael Maldonado at Elena Martín-García (UPF) has discovered that mice offered the option of a high-fat 'cafeteria' diet or a...
16/04/18 - Research
Fat cells and tumour growth
Researchers from Sanford Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have revealed that inactivation of a protein called p62 in fat cells fuels aggressive, metastatic prostate cancer in mice. The...
17/04/18 - Policy
UK obesity-related admissions
According to the latest report from NHS Digital, 'Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet; England, 2018', there were 617,000 admissions to NHS hospitals in 2016/17 where obesity was...
17/04/18 - Research
Children and NAFLD
A study by researchers from the Columbia University has shown that weight gain may have a negative impact on liver health in children as young as eight years old. The study found that bigger waist...
04/04/18 - Industry
Product approval
ReShape Lifesciences has announced approval of the company's ReShape Balloon by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saudi Food and Drug Authority. Congruent with this approval, the company received an...
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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