Patients don’t receive recommended follow-up care after weight loss surgery

Patients who have had weight loss surgery may not be receiving follow up care from their GPs as recommended in clinical guidelines—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Birmingham. Clinical guidelines recommend that patients receive nutritional and weight monitoring annually for life following procedures such as having a […]

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Novel biomarkers predict the development of incident heart failure

Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital have discovered several new biomarkers that are associated with incident heart failure. In a new study, several inflammatory biomarkers and cell energy metabolites were linked to an increased risk of incident heart failure. The study used a random selection of 10,106 men participating in […]

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Novel principle for cancer treatment shows promising effect

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the journal Nature that they have developed novel first-in-class inhibitors that compromise mitochondrial function in cancer cells. Treatment with the inhibitors stopped cancer cells from proliferating and reduced tumor growth in mice without significantly affecting healthy cells. “We are excited to have shown that this novel principle […]

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Lipid identified in human breast milk may play important role in early childhood weight

A lipid metabolite called 12,13-diHOME is in human breast milk and appears to be associated with beneficial infant weight gain and body composition in the early postnatal period. Moreover, maternal fitness, specifically exercise, appears to boost levels of the metabolite in breast milk and so might benefit their offspring. This finding was published online by […]

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