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Echo's non-invasive CGM system to be designated as Class 2 medical device in China

Echo's non-invasive CGM system to be designated as Class 2 medical device in China

Echo Therapeutics, Inc., a medical device company focused on non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and associated technologies, today announced that, after numerous consultations with the Chinese government, its strategic partner, Medical Technologies Innovation Asia, Ltd., believes that Echo's locally produced needle-free CGM products will be designated as a Class 2 medical device. [More]
Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure

Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight. [More]
Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure, leads to sustained weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure, leads to sustained weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight. [More]
ORBERA Managed Weight Loss System receives final approval from FDA

ORBERA Managed Weight Loss System receives final approval from FDA

The ORBERA™ Managed Weight Loss System received its final approval on Wednesday, August 5th and Ultimate Bariatrics is proud to be one of the first in the country to offer this new tool in helping people achieve their weight loss goals. Ultimate Bariatrics is excited to share that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved ORBERA, a safe and effective weight loss solution with 20 years of global experience and real world results. [More]
Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from November 2 to 7, 2015. [More]
Study sheds light on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Study sheds light on Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there's another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, and it has been recognized in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which doctors use to diagnose conditions. [More]
Scientists develop technique to identify Viagra and other hidden ingredients in dietary supplements

Scientists develop technique to identify Viagra and other hidden ingredients in dietary supplements

To lose weight, boost energy or soothe nerves, many consumers turn to dietary supplements. But some of these products contain undeclared substances. To protect consumers from taking something without their knowledge, scientists have developed a technique to determine what secret ingredients could be lurking in these supplements. [More]
Inflammation from diets deficient in nutrients contribute to weight despite intake of macronutrients

Inflammation from diets deficient in nutrients contribute to weight despite intake of macronutrients

If you are watching what you eat, working out, and still not seeing improvements in your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc., here's some hope. A new report appearing in the August 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that inflammation induced by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals might be the culprit. [More]
Gastrostomy methods equivalent in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Gastrostomy methods equivalent in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

The ProGas study results show that three methods of gastrostomy are equally good in terms of complications and survival in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. [More]
Researchers explore key factors to improve astronauts’ nutrition needs during space missions

Researchers explore key factors to improve astronauts’ nutrition needs during space missions

Centuries ago, ships often sailed with crews numbering in the hundreds returning with tens. Cause of death: Scurvy - a severe depletion of Vitamin C. [More]
Weight cycling not associated with overall risk of cancer

Weight cycling not associated with overall risk of cancer

The first comprehensive study of its kind finds weight cycling, repeated cycles of intentional weight loss followed by regain, was not associated with overall risk of cancer in men or women. The study by American Cancer Society investigators is the largest to date to investigate weight cycling with cancer risk. [More]
Anti-dementia drugs could result in harmful weight loss, say researchers

Anti-dementia drugs could result in harmful weight loss, say researchers

Medications commonly used to treat dementia could result in harmful weight loss, according to UC San Francisco researchers, and clinicians need to account for this risk when prescribing these drugs to older adults, they said. [More]
Integrated treatment required for diabetes-eating disorder combination

Integrated treatment required for diabetes-eating disorder combination

As they reach their teens, many with type 1 diabetes discover that the disease provides a secret weapon for losing weight. By restricting or reducing the amount of insulin they inject, they can eat just about anything they want and control their weight. [More]
Lark Technologies' interactive, health-coaching app now available for Android and Apple users

Lark Technologies' interactive, health-coaching app now available for Android and Apple users

Lark Technologies, Inc. today announced expanded availability for Lark Chat, the company's interactive, health-coaching app designed to help people eat healthier and get more active in order to achieve their personal heath and weight-loss goals. Lark Chat is now available for free to download on all Android devices as well as iPhone 4 and 5, and pre-installed on all new Samsung phones. [More]
New Tel Aviv University study reveals impact of skipping breakfast on the health of diabetics

New Tel Aviv University study reveals impact of skipping breakfast on the health of diabetics

More and more Americans on-the-go are skipping the "most important meal of the day," not eating until lunch. This tendency to miss breakfast has already been linked to the growing epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular problems in the US -- and it may put the health of diabetics at risk as well. [More]
TWi releases generic version of MEGACE ES (megestrol acetate oral suspension) 625mg/5ml

TWi releases generic version of MEGACE ES (megestrol acetate oral suspension) 625mg/5ml

TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it launched its generic version of Par Pharmaceutical's MEGACE ES (megestrol acetate oral suspension) 625mg/5ml after the United States District Court for the District of Maryland reinstated its finding that United States Patent No. 7,101,576 (the '576 Patent) is invalid. [More]
New study to explore mechanisms responsible for taste changes following RYGB, diet-induced obesity

New study to explore mechanisms responsible for taste changes following RYGB, diet-induced obesity

Currently, one of the most effective surgical methods for treating obesity is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which limits the amount of food and drink that can be ingested at one time and the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed through the intestinal tract. An unintended side effect of RYGB is that it reduces the patient's taste for sweet and fatty foods—but there is no scientific explanation for why these taste changes occur. [More]
Weight loss through lifestyle modifications, bariatric surgery can reduce features of NASH

Weight loss through lifestyle modifications, bariatric surgery can reduce features of NASH

Weight loss through both lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can significantly reduce features of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a disease characterized by fat in the liver, according to two new studies published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. [More]
Resistance training can help reduce liver fat levels in patients suffering from fatty liver disease

Resistance training can help reduce liver fat levels in patients suffering from fatty liver disease

Resistance training in the gym leads to a fall in liver fat levels. This is the finding of a new study held at the University of Haifa in cooperation with Tel Aviv Medical Center and Tel Aviv University. [More]
Scientists develop exercise mimic molecule that could help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity

Scientists develop exercise mimic molecule that could help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity

Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. [More]
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