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Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

839d5334-f27c-4a55-97f6-8fab1fca8b7b Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity. Gastric balloons are nothing new, but you usually need anesthesia and a doctor to insert them. That makes the whole process expensive and prohibitive… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

May 17th

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New Food Labels Would Tell You How Long It Takes to Burn Off Calories

Food labels are notoriously confusing—but what if they simply told you how long it might take to burn off the calories you’re about to consume?

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Jamie Condliffe

April 7th

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More People Are Obese Than Underweight

The world is getting fatter. But now a study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests we’ve reached a new milestone, with more people in the world being classified as obese than underweight for the first time.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 1st

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Eat all the sugar you want without getting fat or diabetes? New research might help

Diabetes Obesity Cure Sugar Fat

Losing weight and staying fit might be on your to-do list this year, and this time you might actually do it through a rigorous routine of eating healthy and getting regular exercise. But in the future you may not have watch what you eat as much, as researchers are studying ways to prevent excess sugar from turning into fat.

Yes, that means you might be able to eat all the sugar you want one day, without worrying about having to burn fat afterward. The discovery could also have massive implications in the management and treatment of diabetes.

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Chris Smith

January 15th

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Doctors want to cure obesity with freeze-dried fecal pills

Freeze-Dried Fecal Pills Obesity

As gross as it may sound, popping freeze-dried fecal pills might one day cure obesity and you might be instructed to take them to lose weight. In fact, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital will test these freeze-dried fecial pills on 20 obese patients, Quartz reports. Each day, for six weeks, these people will ingest a few grams of someone else’s freeze-dried fecal matter while researchers track their weight.

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Chris Smith

January 11th

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‘Metabolic Switch’ Toggles Our Cells to Store or Burn Fat

It seems like cruel fate that some folks are naturally thin, while others have to work tirelessly to control their weight. But in the future, we may be able to level the playing field, because scientists have just discovered a ‘metabolic master switch’ that determines whether fat-producing adipocytes store or burn energy.

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Maddie Stone

August 22nd

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Mapping America’s Obesity Problem Using Twitter

If you eat mountains of food and don’t exercise, you are more likely to be obese. This is not exactly news. But measuring calorie input and energy expenditure on a large scale has traditionally been difficult, and that’s where Twitter comes in.

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Chris Mills

July 22nd

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New Urine Test Could Reveal Whether You’re Prone to Gaining Weight

Urine tests target everything from kidney disease to ganja use, but now something surprising can be added to the list: your risk of becoming overweight.

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Bryan Lufkin

May 1st

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Genetically-Engineered Bacteria Can Keep Mice From Getting Fat 

Scientists now know that gut microbes almost certainly play a role in us getting fat , and poop transplants are sometimes touted as a potential route to weight loss . But if that’s a little too icky for you, Vanderbilt scientists have been experimenting with more refined microbiome tinkering in mice using genetically modified E. coli.

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Sarah Zhang

April 9th

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Gold Nanoparticles Are Coming To Melt Your Fat for Liposuction

Gold Nanoparticles Are Coming To Melt Your Fat for Liposuction

Maybe you've heard about how gold nanoparticles are going to revolutionize our lives. Is that day here? No. But do we now have gold nanoparticle-assisted liposuction? Yes.

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Sarah Zhang

June 18th

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