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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...
21/06/18 - Research
SOS study
The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight, according to the latest paper form the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study, which focused on the...
19/06/18 - Research
Daily fasting
Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. The study is the first to examine the effect of...
06/07/18 - Research
NAFLD cost
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) costs the US healthcare system US$32 billion annually, according to a first-of-its-kind study by Intermountain Healthcare researchers on the economic impact...
06/07/18 - Research
T2DM medications
Zafgen has announced positive full results from the its Phase 2 clinical trial of ZGN-1061, designed to demonstrate proof-of-concept efficacy and safety in patients with type 2 diabetes and establish...
06/07/18 - Industry
Product approval
Apollo Endosurgery has received Special 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the OverStitch Sx Endoscopic Suturing System. The OverStitch Sx System is a full-thickness flexible endoscopic suturing...

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