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20/02/20 - News

Intensive behavioural therapy from dietitians may be a very effective ways for older patients to lose weight, according to researchers who examined the integration of registered dietitian nutritionist-provided intensive behavioural therapy for obesity into a primary care setting... (more)
20/02/20 - News

A team of researchers from Australia, the US and the UK has found that eating junk food can alter the ability of the hippocampus to constrain junk food intake, after they conducted experiments on volunteers and their eating habits.  The outcomes were published in the paper, ‘... (more)
19/02/20 - News

Metformin has been reported to be effective at lowering some measures of obesity in children and adolescents, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. The researchers searched the medical literature for randomised clinical trials that examined the... (more)
19/02/20 - News

Saliva can be used for the early detection of the risk of developing diseases associated with surplus body fat, according to researchers at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, who performed a study in which they used... (more)
18/02/20 - News

There is currently insufficient evidence to recommend any of the herbal medicines for weight loss according to researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, who conducted the first global review of herbal medicines for weight loss in 19 years.
17/02/20 - News

Medtronic has announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training. The acquisition of Digital Surgery will strengthen the Medtronic robotic assisted surgery... (more)

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17/02/20 - Research
Bariatric surgery and alcohol
Both Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) may dramatically change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. They reported that some women's sensitivity to alcohol increased so... (more)
14/02/20 - Research
Post-op restrictive eating behaviours
A study examining restrictive eating behaviours in females following bariatric surgery has found patients reported three interacting entities leading to them developing these behaviours. The themes, according to researchers from Royal Holloway, University of London and Chelsea and Westminster NHS... (more)
13/02/20 - Policy
Belviq withdrawn
The FDA has requested that Eisai - the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) - voluntarily withdraws the weight-loss drug from the US market because a safety clinical trial has showed an increased occurrence of cancer. Eisai has submitted a request to voluntarily withdraw the drug. “In... (more)
12/02/20 - Research
Hernia surgery recovery
A team of researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, have developed a predictive model to examine if patients experience less pain and possibly have better recovery outcomes if their fears or emotional issues were addressed before surgery. Approximately 350,000 ventral hernia... (more)
11/02/20 - Policy
Endocrine obesity guidelines
European Society of Endocrinology has published guidelines recommending testing for all patients with obesity for thyroid function (given the high prevalence of hypothyroidism in obesity). The comprehensive guidelines also recommend hormonal testing for hypercortisolism, male hypogonadism and... (more)
11/02/20 - Policy
NICE consultation
In a consultation document, the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has decided not to recommend liraglutide (Saxenda, Novo Nordisk), within its marketing authorisation, for managing adult who are overweight and with obesity alongside a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical... (more)