Obesity News Bulletin

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Benefits of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy diminish with time

Five years after weight loss surgery, patients can regain the weight that they had initially lost, according to a recent Israeli study. It has long been known that surgery remains an effective treatment for weight loss, however long-term follow-up data...
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Americans are finally eating less

After rising for decades, calorie consumption has declined in recent years as public attitudes have shifted. Calories consumed daily by the typical American adult, which peaked around 2003, are in the midst of their first sustained decline since federal...
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FDA approves temporary balloon device to treat obesity – but is it needed in the UK?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new balloon device to treat obesity without the need for invasive surgery. The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System is intended to facilitate weight loss in obese adult patients. The ReShape Dual Balloon...
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Exercise-mimic molecule may help treat diabetes and obesity

A new molecule that acts as an exercise mimicker could potentially treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to scientists from the University of Southampton. The new molecule, compound 14, was developed by Professor Ali Tavassoli. The molecule blocks...
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Children’s cartoons – adding to the obesity crisis?

A recent report conducted at Colorado State University investigated whether cartoon characters are causing children to consume more food. The study analysed the effect of stereotype exposure on around 300 students split into 3 groups of 8, 12 and 13 year-olds....
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Weight loss – a futile exercise?

This is a conclusion from a large UK-based study conducted over 10 years. The analysis covered nearly 300,000 adults with data taken from the UK Clinical Practice Research Database, which is an anonymised database of longitudinal patient electronic medical...
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