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26/06/17 - Research
Post-bariatric hypoglycaemia
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals has announced positive data from the Phase 2 multiple-ascending dose (MAD) study evaluating subcutaneous (SC) exendin 9-39 in post-bariatric surgical patients who experience...
26/06/17 - Research
Maternal obesity risk
Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart and genitals, according to a study by researchers from Sweden. For the study,...
26/06/17 - Research
ZGN-1061
Zafgen has announced new data for ZGN-1061, its second-generation MetAP2 inhibitor, at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Annual Scientific Sessions (ADA), that shows ZGN-1061 treatment causes...
14/06/17 - Research
Waist-to-height ratio
Calculating a person's waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, according to a study by Leeds...
14/06/17 - Research
Body contouring
Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery undergo additional body contouring surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess skin, according to researchers from...
17/11/17 - Research
LSG and acanthosis nigricans
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can result in a substantial reduction in body composition and improvements in skin hyperkeratosis and pigmentation in obesity-associated acanthosis nigricans (AN), a...
16/11/17 - Research
Adolescent bariatric surgery
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) in adolescents can cause changes in brain and cognitive functioning relevant to obesogenic behaviour and result in weight loss that was associated with reduced...
16/11/17 - Research
T2DM risk
The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, according to a study by researchers from Cardiff University...

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