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08/08/17 - Research
Lifestyle-modification programmes
Most studies showed no significant reduction in body weight, and the meta-analysis confirmed that these lifestyle-modification programs were no more effective than as-usual treatments, according to a...
04/08/17 - Research
Surgery cost-effective
Bariatric surgery is cost-effective at 10 years and may lead to significant cost-savings to health care system over the patient’s lifetime, according to researchers from the University Medical Center...
04/08/17 - Research
Gene therapy
A research team based at the University of Chicago has demonstrated how a novel approach with skin transplantation could enable a wide range of gene-based therapies to type-2 diabetes and obesity....
04/08/17 - Research
Fat shaming
Medical discrimination based on people's size and negative stereotypes of overweight people can take a toll on people's physical health and well-being, according to a review of recent research...
04/08/17 - Research
Gelesis100 study
Gelesis has completed treatment in the pivotal GLOW (Gelesis Loss Of Weight) Study, a study designed to assess the long-term efficacy and safety of lead product candidate Gelesis100 over a six-month...
16/08/17 - Research
Obese cardiac surgery
After cardiac surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more...
16/08/17 - Research
Blood sugars
A person's fasting glucose levels may be useful in identifying the best type of diet for weight loss, according to researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)...
16/08/17 - Research
Food preservatives and obesity
Investigators from Cedars-Sinai have developed a novel platform and protocol for testing the effects of endocrine disruptors on humans so show how they contribute to the obesity epidemic. The...

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