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26/06/17 - Research
Leptin
The hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness however, the pivotal experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as...
26/06/17 - Research
Mathematically estimating fat
Researchers from ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, have proposed a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by estimating the thickness of subcutaneous fat using...
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...
26/06/17 - Research
Globetes
When KM Venkat Narayan first began studying type 2 diabetes in the early 1990s, it was considered a disease of adults in affluent countries. Today diabetes has spread to every country in the world,...
26/06/17 - Research
Insulin and the brain
Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the hippocampus and hypothalamus, according to the...
26/06/17 - Research
Cochrane review
A combination of diet, physical activity and behavioural change interventions may reduce weight in adolescents aged 12 to 17, but there are limitations in the study and variation in the results,...

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