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05/06/19 - Research
TLE3 genetic switch
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified TLE3, a genetic switch that stops the conversion of white fat into thermogenic varieties. Fat cells come in three varieties: white fat, the...
04/06/19 - Research
FTO gene variation
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more...
23/05/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and cancer
Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer incidences of new colorectal lesions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery compared with a control group not undergoing bariatric surgery, according to...
23/05/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery is cost-effective
Performing bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obese with type 2 DM is a cost-effective strategy in Thailand, according to researchers from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) and...
23/05/19 - Research
Faecal microbiota transplantation
Using capsules filled with faecal matter from a lean donor, researchers successfully changed some of the composition of the gut microbiota of patients with obesity, a possible step toward a new...
14/06/19 - Research
PIONEER 6 trial
Novo Nordisk has announced that the PIONEER 6 trial achieved its primary endpoint by demonstrating non-inferiority of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) with oral semaglutide compared with...
13/06/19 - Research
2019 Jacobson Innovation Award
The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was presented to Dr Henry Buchwald, at a dinner held in his honour, by ACS President, Dr Ronald V Maier, for his life-long...
13/06/19 - Research
Binge eating
Binge eating is prevalent across socioeconomic status (SES) groups in the US and is linked to depressed mood, anxiety and obesity. A new study led by the University of Minnesota School of Public...

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