Wednesday 30 July 2014

Two-hormone Roche drug shows promise

An experimental drug that mimics the effects of two naturally occurring hormones appears to work significantly better than existing single-hormone medicines against diabetes and obesity, scientists said. A team of German and US-ba


Long-term savings with weight loss surgery doubted

  Weight loss surgery does not lower health costs over the long run for people, according to a US study that challenges the idea that the costs of such surgery pay off later on in fewer medications and less care for people who ha


Fewer heart attacks after weight-loss surgery

Obese people who had weight-loss surgery were less likely to later suffer a heart attack or stroke, or to die from one, compared to people who did not have the surgery, according to a Swedish study. The findings, published in the Journal


40pc in UAE ‘overweight or obese’

Forty per cent of respondents in a recent survey in the UAE were found to be overweight to obese, while 70 per cent are more likely to consult the Internet than a doctor for health related information. The survey, conducted by the National


Majority in UAE, Saudi deny being overweight

Two thirds of the population in Saudi Arabia and three-quarters in the UAE believe they are not overweight – compared to WHO data that shows almost 70 per cent of men and over 50 per cent of women are obese, said a recent study. The in-dep

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