Weight Loss

SATIN chief: “...even if not combined with another effective mono-therapy it could become a very powerful tool.”

"We hope to develop a pill for fexaramine within 24 to 36 months to try in humans."

Satiety pill shows metabolic syndrome potential: Mice study

By Shane STARLING

The mainstream press has latched onto a mouse study that shows a bile-controlling, gut restricted pharma intervention can mimic food intake and therefore potentially be an obesity beater. But could it pass clinical inspection? One weight loss researcher...

Dietary fibres could help battle obesity by driving changes in the ratio of bacterial species in our gut microbiota.

Gut bacteria ‘shift’ from fibre could aid weight loss

By Nathan Gray

Dietary fibre can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria may have the potential to assist in weight loss, while also reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, say researchers.

Indevex medical adviser: “The preload – it’s a head start. The result is that you have fewer cravings for unhealthy calories; that’s proven.”

Indevex touts protein-fiber shake for weight loss

By Kacey Culliney

Swedish biotech firm Indevex is hoping for clinical trial success with its patented preload blend after early results suggest an increase in satiety and weight loss. 

ASA: “In light of the possible limitations of the methodology used, we considered that the study was unlikely to be sufficiently robust to support any weight loss claims.

ASA ruling

UK sensors homeopathic weight loss claims

By Nicola Cottam

The UK’s advertising watchdog has lambasted Slenderiiz UK for making insufficiently robust medicinal and weight loss claims on its website for its herbal homeopathic supplements - Slenderiix Drops and Xceler8 Drops.

Eating prunes as part of a healthy lifestyle intervention resulted in significant weight loss and waist circumference reduction for participants in a study at the University of Liverpool.

Eating prunes can help weight loss

By Maggie Hennessy

Research from the University of Liverpool found that including prunes in weight may control diets and even improve weight loss. But can the dried plum get past its image problem?

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