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26/06/17 - Industry
Product approval
BD has announced that its new line of Snowden-Pencer 3.0mm laparoscopic ergonomic take-apart instruments received FDA 510(k) clearance for use in laparoscopic surgery. The new line of Snowden-Pencer...
26/06/17 - Research
Cochrane review
A combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the study and variation in the results,...
26/06/17 - Research
Leptin
The hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness however, the pivotal experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as...
26/06/17 - Policy
Obesity screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents aged six years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive,...
26/06/17 - Research
Mathematically estimating fat
Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, have proposed a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by estimating the thickness of subcutaneous fat using...
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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