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05/06/19 - Research
TLE3 genetic switch
Researchers at University of Utah Health have identified TLE3, a genetic switch that stops the conversion of white fat into thermogenic varieties. Fat cells come in three varieties: white fat, the...
04/06/19 - Research
FTO gene variation
Researchers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center have discovered that children who do not have obesity, but who are at risk for the chronic disease due to a common genetic variant eat more...
23/05/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery and cancer
Bariatric surgery was associated with fewer incidences of new colorectal lesions in patients undergoing bariatric surgery compared with a control group not undergoing bariatric surgery, according to...
23/05/19 - Research
Bariatric surgery is cost-effective
Performing bariatric surgery in patients with morbid obese with type 2 DM is a cost-effective strategy in Thailand, according to researchers from King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) and...
23/05/19 - Research
Faecal microbiota transplantation
Using capsules filled with faecal matter from a lean donor, researchers successfully changed some of the composition of the gut microbiota of patients with obesity, a possible step toward a new...
01/04/20 - Policy
COVID-19
As patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) flood hospitals, the health care system must not only determine how to redeploy limited resources and staff to care for them but must also make...
01/04/20 - Research
Earlier intervention
Patients with obesity may lose more weight if they undergo bariatric surgery before they develop diabetes, according to a study, accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020 (the Endocrine Society's annual...
31/03/20 - Research
Post-op hypoglycaemia
Zealand Pharma, a Copenhagen-based biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based medicines, has announced positive topline results from a Phase 2 clinical...

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