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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...
27/06/17 - Policy
Scientific Statement
A Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society has called for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight...
26/06/17 - Research
Globetes
When KM Venkat Narayan first began studying type 2 diabetes in the early 1990s, it was considered a disease of adults in affluent countries. Today diabetes has spread to every country in the world,...
26/06/17 - Research
Insulin and the brain
Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the hippocampus and hypothalamus, according to the...

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