Weight Loss Surgery May Increase Fracture Risk
Individuals who undergo weight loss surgery may face an elevated risk of bone fractures, according to a study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
Does Antibiotic Use During Pregnancy and Infancy Impact Childhood Obesity?
Use of antibiotics during pregnancy does not appear to affect children’s weight in subsequent years, but use during infancy may increase their risk of becoming overweight or obese.
Can Metformin Reduce Obesity in Children and Adolescents?
A new study has shown metformin – a glucose-lowering drug commonly used to treat diabetes – to be effective at lowering some measures of obesity in children and…
Hereditary factors influence capacity to utilise fat at rest and during exercise
How effectively the human body uses fats for energy seems to be largely dictated by genes. Higher peak fat utilisation capacity during exercise may also predict better metabolic…
Weight Loss Surgery May Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third, according to an analysis of all relevant published studies. The findings are published in BJS(British…