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20/02/19 - Research
Obesity and genes
A child's risk of obesity as they grow up can be influenced by modifications to their DNA prior to birth, a new University of Southampton study has shown. These changes, known as epigenetic...
19/02/19 - Research
Lypla1 gene
Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team of the University of California (UCLA),...
19/02/19 - Research
High-protein, low-calorie diet
Geriatricians have long struggled with how to recommend safe weight loss for seniors, because dropping pounds can lead to muscle and bone loss. However, a high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older...
14/02/19 - Research
Patient experiences
A PhD student at Swansea University has begun a study that is exploring patient experiences during their journey through bariatric surgery. Specifically, looking at the patients’ responses to...
14/02/19 - Research
EndoBarrier Pivotal Trial
GI Dynamics has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct its pivotal trial of EndoBarrier for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The pivotal trial of EndoBarrier, referred to as the 18...
29/01/20 - Research
Surgery improves breathing issues
Bariatric surgery and weight loss appear to reverse some of the negative effects of obesity on the respiratory system, according to a study led by researchers from Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK....
28/01/20 - Research
Premature death
Compared with routine care, bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk of hypertension, heart failure and early death in a study based on information from a primary care database in the UK....
28/01/20 - Research
Surgery and colorectal cancer
Bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third, according to a researchers from Kuwait who carried out a meta‐analysis to investigating the effect of bariatric...

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