A treatment which delivers the weight loss benefits of gastric band or bypass surgery in a pill taken before each meal could help tackle an epidemic of type two diabetes and obesity, scientists have said. Harvard Medical School researchers have developed a gut-coating medication which can prevent sugars and other nutrients in food being absorbed in the intestines. This could allow the benefits of bariatric weight-loss surgery to be delivered temporarily with lower risk and lower cost, the researchers said.
Evidence linking a Mediterranean diet to health benefits is extensive and growing, but new research finds Americans in some regions aren’t taking to it.
Can food be medicine?
According to the latest research, eating yogurt before a meal might help to reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of our intestinal lining.
Contrary to previous dietary advice, the consumption of eggs doesn’t increase cardiovascular risk factors in people with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers find that the same effect is not seen in women.
Americans have increasingly turned to surgery to help them lose weight. Nearly 200,000 people get bariatric surgery each year. The procedures have improved and evolved over the years.