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Semaglutide cuts body weight in at-risk obese patients

Written by | 18 Mar 2021

Article by Bruce Sylvesyter. In tandem with lifestyle management, once-weekly semaglutide therapy has enabled obese, non-diabetic patients to lose a significant amount of weight, researchers reported on Feb…. read more.

Obesity may exacerbate the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, new study shows

Written by | 8 Feb 2021

New research from the University of Sheffield has found being overweight is an additional burden on brain health and it may exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease.

Weight-loss surgery might help prevent second heart attack

Written by | 20 Nov 2020

Article written by Bruce Sylvester Severely obese persons (BMI >35) who suffer a heart attack and who then undergo weight-reduction surgery appear to have a lower risk of… read more.

UK impact of trial data

Written by | 8 Jul 2019

Dr Fiona McDonald (London, UK) discusses radical treatment for oligo metastatic NSCLC and if it should be the standard of care and Professor James Spicer (London, UK), the session Chair,  gives… read more.

Translational oncology: Tumour mutational burden and exploitation of DNA repair

Written by | 5 Jul 2019

Professor Ahmed gives an overview of one of the sessions in the BTOG Translational Oncology Symposium.

UEGW 2018: Clinical trials in IBD – late-breaking abstracts

Written by | 4 Nov 2018

Among the late-breaking clinical trial abstracts at UEG Week were new data for ustekinumab in UC, a new formulation for subcutaneous administration of vedolizumab, and early clinical data… read more.

WCLC 2018: NELSON – CT screening saves lives

Written by | 17 Oct 2018

A randomised, controlled screening trial for lung cancer involving almost 16,000 people in the Netherlands and Belgium found that CT screening produced a 26% reduction in lung cancer… read more.

BSH 2018: Hodgkin lymphoma: tackling treatment challenges in the older patient

Written by | 21 Jun 2018

Managing Hodgkin lymphoma in elderly patients can be challenging, given that trial data do not reflect the picture in elderly patients and performance status can vary widely. The… read more.

Length of lactation inversely related to diabetes development

Written by | 25 Apr 2018

Lactation duration appears to be inversely related to development of type 2 diabetes, researchers reported in the March 2018 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

No relationship between so-called “obesity gene” and ability to lose weight

Written by | 10 Oct 2016

By Bruce Sylvester There is no relationship between the so-called ‘obesity gene’ (FTO genotype/rs9939609) and the ability to lose weight, researchers reported on Sept. 21, 2016 in the BMJ/British… read more.

World Health Matters: Canada: Childhood obesity in decline?

Written by | 1 Sep 2016

by Gary Finnegan: After years of increases, the rates of children who are overweight or obese are declining in Canada, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Pioglitazone shows efficacy against a chronic liver disease

Written by | 11 Jul 2016

by Bruce Sylvester: Pioglitazone shows efficacy against the progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, a chronic liver disease caused by a buildup of fat. Researchers reported this finding… read more.

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