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Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017

People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study.

“We show that dog ownership is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in single households and with a reduced risk of cardiovascular and all-cause death in the general population,” the researchers wrote. “Taken together, we believe our longitudinal population-wide design provides the most robust evidence so far of a link between dog ownership and health outcomes.”

GI Dynamics loses CE mark, right to sell device for obesity, diabetes in EU

November 16, 2017
Medical device company GI Dynamics announced its CE Mark for EndoBarrier, an endoscopic alternative to bariatric surgery, has been rescinded by its notified body SGS due…
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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infant weight gain in girls

November 16, 2017
Increased cord blood levels of leptin and high-molecular-weight adiponectin are associated with greater prenatal exposure to traffic-related air pollution, which may…
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Weight-loss diet programs prevent premature mortality in adults with obesity

November 15, 2017
Adults with obesity who participated in weight-loss diet interventions had a lower risk for premature death compared with control groups, but evidence related to…
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Best of Obesity Forum® 2017

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically over the past 20 years and is considered to be an epidemic in the…
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Question 14: Why is Bloating Such a Problem in Patients With IBS?

From Curbside Consultation in IBS: 49 Clinical Questions
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American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Insulin therapy unnecessary more than 5 years after bariatric surgery

November 7, 2017
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