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Prescription drug labels provide scant dosing guidance for obese kids

Fri, 19 Jan 18 00:14:10 -0800

Despite the US Congress providing incentives to drug manufacturers to encourage the study of medications in children, few approved drugs include safe dosing information for obese kids.

Morbid obesity: Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are comparable

Wed, 17 Jan 18 00:10:30 -0800

In Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess weight in the long term, as researchers from the University of Basel at the St. Claraspital report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). When it comes to gastric acid reflux, the bypass clearly shows better results.

Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new study

Wed, 17 Jan 18 00:02:30 -0800

Named after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent Yale-led study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and therapeutic potential.

Bile acids fire up fat burning

Tue, 16 Jan 18 00:07:50 -0800

EPFL scientists have discovered a novel role for bile acids: converting energy-storing white fat depots into energy-expending beige fat. The study is published in Nature Communications.