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02/05/18 - Research
Obesity and cancer
A review by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers found that less than one-fifth of participants in cancer-related randomised clinical trials (RCTs) are obese despite the fact...
02/05/18 - Research
Abnormal and healthy obesity
Scientists at Osaka University have reported that by deleting adipose oxidative stress (Fat ROS) decreases lipid accumulation in the liver, clinically improving insulin resistance and inducing...
02/05/18 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has announced that the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has approved the Orbera365 Managed Weight Loss System and has issued a Medical Device Marketing Authorization (MDMA) for...
02/05/18 - Research
How leptin works
Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine have used CRISPR genome editing to identify a neural circuit in the hypothalamus as the primary mechanism in mediating leptin's anti-obesity and...
02/05/18 - Research
Obesity and emergency care
Individuals with obesity use more resources at higher level of emergency care than normal-weight individuals and it increases with severe obesity, according to research published in PlosONE. Although...
22/06/18 - Research
Plus-size and obesity
The normalisation of 'plus-size' body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight and therefore undermining efforts to tackle England's obesity problem. While...
22/06/18 - Research
lincRNA
A large team of researchers from the US and China has succeeded in identifying a number of RNA fragments found in human fat tissue. Interestingly, the researchers also reported that the long...
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...

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