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26/09/19 - Research
Hypertension and obesity
In a study of mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have revealed exactly which molecules are likely responsible for the link between obesity and hypertension, and that blocking one of these molecules - a...
26/09/19 - Research
Obesity stigma
A report from the British Psychological Society (BPS) has called for changes in how obesity is regarded, with less reference to ‘obese people’ and more discussion of ‘people living with obesity’, in...
25/09/19 - Research
Obesity epidemic
Current obesity rates in adults in the US could be the result of dietary changes that took place decades ago, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville....
25/09/19 - Research
Enhanced recovery program
A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalisation by almost half at 36 participating...
24/09/19 - Research
Product launch
Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, has launched the industry’s first powered circular stapler – the Echelon Circular Powered Stapler reduces leaks by 61% at the staple line compared to...
06/12/19 - Research
Obesity and brain inflammation
Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological...
06/12/19 - Research
Surgery and subclinical heart function
The benefits of bariatric surgery for patients with obesity go beyond weight loss, according to a study, ‘Benefits of bariatric surgery on subclinical myocardial function using global longitudinal...
05/12/19 - Research
Epigenetic
Baylor College of Medicine researchers have shown that in a study in mice that a different molecular level of regulation - epigenetics - plays a key role in determining one's innate drive to exercise...

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