Weight Gain

Big data brings big gains in surgical quality

Once upon a time, Dr. Darrell Campbell would get Christmas cards from the patients whose lives he'd saved by transplanting a new kidney, liver or pancreas into them. He'd get hugs and high fives when they came in for appointments.

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Vigilin, the lock keeper

ETH researchers have discovered a molecule in liver cells that controls the release of fat into the bloodstream. This "lock keeper" is present in large quantities in overweight people and leads indirectly to vascular narrowing.

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Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.

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