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News Enrolment begins in ReShapeCare - a reimbursable, evidence-based virtual weight management programme ohaskins 0 12 hours 16 minutes ago
News Metabolic surgery in patients with hypertension decreases the risk of MACEs ohaskins 0 12 hours 22 minutes ago
Events 2nd World Bariatric Consensus Meeting on Bariatric Surgery Complications ohaskins 0 14 hours 55 minutes ago
Events 2nd UAE Obesity Conference ohaskins 0 14 hours 59 minutes ago
Events World Obesity and Weight Management Congress: Now Virtual ohaskins 0 14 hours 59 minutes ago
Events SCOPE and World Obesity Federation ohaskins 0 15 hours 6 minutes ago
News The emerging obesity paradox - cardiovascular risk of HIV ohaskins 0 16 hours 8 minutes ago
News COVID-19 and microbiota increase disease severity in obesity and diabetes ohaskins 0 16 hours 24 minutes ago
News Ethicon launches Echelon Endopath Staple Line Reinforcement buttress solution ohaskins 0 2 days 10 hours ago
News Increased risk of adverse outcomes for COVID-19 patients with sleep apnoea ohaskins 0 2 days 15 hours ago
News Microbes in the gut may influence metabolism ohaskins 0 2 days 16 hours ago
News GLOW study: Plenity subject lost average of 13.5% total body weight ohaskins 0 3 days 15 hours ago
News GI Windows raises US$16.4 million for Incision-less Anastomosis System ohaskins 0 3 days 16 hours ago
News COVID-19 increases binge-eating and emotional distress in young adults who had experienced weight stigma ohaskins 0 6 days 15 hours ago
News ReShape reveals positive preclinical results for its investigational Diabetes Bloc-Stim Neuromodulation device ohaskins 0 6 days 15 hours ago
News Increased access to bariatric surgery may provide population-level benefits ohaskins 0 1 week ago
News Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with COVID-19 ohaskins 0 1 week ago
News Decline in cases of pre-diabetes leading to T2DM ohaskins 0 1 week 2 days ago
News Probiotics and calorie-controlled diet may help manage childhood obesity ohaskins 0 1 week 2 days ago
News BAMBINI trial to compare bariatric surgery vs lifestyle intervention for PCOS ohaskins 0 1 week 2 days ago
News Losing 13% of body weight demonstrates benefits for metabolic conditions ohaskins 0 1 week 4 days ago
News People who gain weight more likely to underestimate their body size ohaskins 0 1 week 4 days ago
News UK: People with obesity wait longer for obesity consultation ohaskins 0 1 week 4 days ago
News Hospital-diagnosed overweight or obesity for patients over 40 years increases mortality risk ohaskins 0 1 week 4 days ago
News People struggled to manage their weight during COVID-19 lockdown ohaskins 0 1 week 4 days ago

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Clear association between COVID-19 disease severity and obesity

There is a clear relationship between obesity and the severity of COVID-19 disease, according to research presented by François Pattou, Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lille, and head of the Department of General and Endocrine Surgery at Lille University Hospital, France, at this year's European and International Congress on Obesity.

Novel combination therapy tethering T2DM drugs increases efficacy

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have shown that the efficacy of a two-pronged type 2 diabetes treatment increases when the drugs are linked by a heat-sensitive tether rather than simply concurrently administered. The combination molecule is formed by an elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) linker that forms a gel-like depot when injected under the skin, which slowly dissolves and releases the active drug over time.

Excess weight whilst pregnant could interfere with infant’s brain development


Expectant mothers with obesity may hinder the development of the babies' brains as early as the second trimester, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The study linked high body mass index (BMI) to changes in two brain areas, the prefrontal cortex and anterior insula. These regions play a key role in decision-making and behaviour, with disruptions having previously been linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism and overeating.

SOPHIA consortium: improving risk assessment of comorbidities and treatment for people with obesity

Twenty-nine leading international partners have joined forces to establish a research consortium Stratification of Obese Phenotypes to Optimize Future Obesity Therapy (SOPHIA) with the aim of improving risk assessment of comorbidities and treatment for people with obesity. Obesity complications are common, but predicting who will develop any of the 200 known complications of obesity is extremely difficult. Moreover, there are insufficient predictors for who will respond to obesity treatments.

Childhood obesity rates could increase if schools stay closed

The childhood obesity rate may increase 2.4% or 1.27 million children if school closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus continue into December, according to the study, ‘Projecting the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on childhood obesity in the U.S.: A microsimulation model’, published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.