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Novel therapeutic approach to tackle obesity shows promise in lab trials

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new therapeutic approach to obesity and related metabolic disorders that in laboratory experiments demonstrated a significant reduction ...

Overweight & Obesity

Stable body mass index tied to slower cognitive decline in older adults

(HealthDay)—Stability in body mass index (BMI) over time is associated with a better cognitive trajectory in older adults, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Overweight & Obesity

Performance enhancing substances linked to eating disorder symptoms

With increasing value and emphasis being placed on muscularity and leanness as today's body ideal, the use of appearance- and performance- enhancing drugs and substances (APEDS), such as whey protein and steroids, has become ...

Medications

Semaglutide superior to liraglutide for weight loss

(HealthDay)—Among adults with overweight or obesity, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide plus counseling for diet and physical activity results in significantly greater weight loss at 68 weeks than once-daily subcutaneous ...

Oncology & Cancer

Exploring why obesity might lead to cancer

Cancer is caused by genetic changes that break down normal constraints on cell growth. It is known that obesity and being overweight increases the risk of developing cancer, but the question until now has been why? Now, researchers ...