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24/10/17 - Research
Inactivity, sleep and obesity
Low levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to results of a large-scale study presented at the American Society...
24/10/17 - Research
Obesity and breast cancer
Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells making them more aggressive as a result, according to research by scientists from...
24/10/17 - Research
Lower brain glucose levels
Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a study by researchers from Yale university. The finding might...
18/10/17 - Industry
Product approval
TransEnterix has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. With this clearance, the Senhance becomes the first new market entrant into the field of abdominal surgical...
18/10/17 - Research
Contraception and bariatric surgery
Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, according to researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception...
24/11/17 - Research
US bariatric procedures
From 2011 to 2014 there was a dramatic change in the type of bariatric surgery procedures performed in the US - although disparities in the use of bariatric surgery regarding gender, race and...
22/11/17 - Industry
Product launch
A new minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technology developed by University of Michigan start-up, FlexDex Surgical, provides high dexterity and intuitive control in an affordable and ergonomic design,...
22/11/17 - Research
T2DM remission
A new simple test that helps predicts which people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) will benefit most from bariatric surgery has been developed by a University College London led researchers. The...

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