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28/07/17 - Research
Childhood environment
People who experience unpredictable childhoods due to issues such as divorce, crime or frequent moves face a higher risk of becoming obese as adults, according to a study by a Florida State...
28/07/17 - Research
Obesity-linked disease
A multi-institutional scientific team led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has discovered a previously unknown molecular link in the body that drives obesity and inflammation. Obesity...
27/07/17 - Research
Delaying bariatric surgery
Obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery were more like to achieve a BMI of <30 one year after surgery if they had a BMI<40 before surgery, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery...
26/07/17 - Research
Screening endoscopy for balloons
Intragastric balloons may safely be placed without endoscopy using fluoroscopic guidance and a careful screening history prior to placement, according to research by Dr Elisabeth M H Mathus-Vliegen...
26/07/17 - Research
Weight and rectal cancer
A study by researchers form Rabin Medical Center and the Tel Aviv University in Israel has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon...
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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