Medical research

Study: First-pass metabolism of alcohol occurs in women's stomachs

While scientists have broadly agreed that a fraction of the alcohol people consume is broken down before it reaches the bloodstream in a process called first-pass metabolism (FPM), they have been uncertain whether this process ...

Surgery

Popular weight-loss surgery in teenagers weakens bones

A common weight loss surgery for adolescents with obesity called sleeve gastrectomy has harmful effects on bones, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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