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Nine US states had adult obesity rates above 35 percent in 2018, up from seven states at that level in 2017, an historic level of obesity in the US, according to the 16th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report... (more)

12/09/19 - News

Insulin imbalance may not be the only cause of the onset of diabetes and researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have highlighted the ability of liver to produce a significant amount of glucose outside of any hormonal signal. In patients with excess liver... (more)
11/09/19 - News

In an effort to decrease opioid use and curb the current trend, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have developed a strategy of using enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways, which were initially developed for colorectal surgery patients to improve surgical... (more)
11/09/19 - News

Progesterone could put females at an increased, early risk for cardiovascular disease, according to investigators at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. Premenopausal women are considered protected from cardiovascular disease, but evidence indicates obesity can... (more)

National Obesity Care Week

13/09/19

Of the more than 100 million Americans affected by the disease of obesity ,fewer than 4% receive obesity-related treatment from their healthcare...

11/09/19 - News

Japanese-American adults who are not obese have a much higher prevalence of diabetes than non-obese non-Hispanic white Americans (8.0% vs. 4.5%), according to researchers at the University of Victoria, University of Toronto, and University at Albany, SUNY.
10/09/19 - News

Scientists from the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, have discovered a family of proteins that are associated with lower blood sugar levels among obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The study showed that patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of the... (more)
10/09/19 - News

Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women, according to researchers from the... (more)

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10/09/19 - Research
Height and T2DM risk
Short stature is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and tall stature is associated with a lower risk, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41% decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33% decreased risk in women, according to researchers from the German Institute of... (more)
09/09/19 - Research
Age and obesity
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, in Sweden, have uncovered why many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. According to the study, the lipid turnover in fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight, even if one does not eat more or exercises... (more)
09/09/19 - Research
Low Carb Program
Three primary care organisations (POCs) in the UK, have been announced as joint winners of a competition to enable healthcare professionals to offer free access to an award-winning behaviour change platform, the Low Carb Program, for a select group of their patients living with Type 2 diabetes. The... (more)
06/09/19 - Research
Nanoparticle delivery system
Researchers from Texas Tech University have found a way based on nanotechnology to prevent and even reverse obesity. The researchers developed a biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticle that could enclose the resveratrol, increasing its abilities to dissolve. This nanoparticle system can... (more)
05/09/19 - Research
IFSO Consensus Conference on OAGB-MGB
In May 2018, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) published a position statement safety and effectiveness of the mini gastric bypass-one anastomosis gastric bypass (MGB/OAGB) procedure (De Luca M, Tie T, Ooi G, Higa K, Himpens J, Carbajo MA, Mahawar... (more)
05/09/19 - Research
IFSO Consensus Conference on OAGB-MGB
The IFSO International Consensus Conference on One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (OAGB-MGB), sponsored by Ethicon, took place on July 18-19 2019, at the Johnson and Johnson Institute, in Hamburg, Germany. At the conference, the Expert Panel reviewed and discussed both the published findings for the... (more)