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Significant Benefits of Weight Management Drug Revealed

Findings of an international study published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that the drug, liraglutide 3.0 mg is beneficial to weight management in obesity when used in combination with diet and increased physical activity. Professor Carel le Roux, UCD School of Medicine based in UCD Diabetes Complications Research Centre and UCD Conway Institute is an obesity specialist and one of the co-authors on the article. 

Prof Michael Turner Addresses Oireachtas Committee on Health

Following a national media campaign in April of this year, Professor Michael Turner, UCD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director, UCD Centre for Human Reproduction, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital was last week invited to make a statement to the Oireachtas Committee on Health on the pregnancy complication of Neural Tube Defects which is a major public health issue of national importance. 

Targeting Inflammation to Fight Obesity-related Diseases

New research led by Conway Fellow, Professor Catherine Godson, University College Dublin and Professor Kumar Sharma University of California, San Diego shows that a molecule found in the body can protect against developing obesity-related diseases by slowing, and possibly reversing, inflammation.