Obesity and Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: 10 tips for empathic communication about excess weight

Overweight and obesity have increased significantly in the UK over recent decades, with more than half of all adults and a third of children now affected. The reason this is of such concern and one of the biggest public health issues of modern times,...
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The 3 Most Innovative Government Plans to Tackle Obesity

Today, here in the UK, is a monumental day for public health. April 6th marks the debut of the much deliberated, and heavily debated, implementation of what is now commonly known as the “Sugar Tax.” This means that from today, the UK’s tax on...
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Effect of 7 days of exercise on exogenous carbohydrate oxidation and insulin resistance in children with obesity

It has been shown in adults that the capacity to match carbohydrate (CHO) oxidation with carbohydrate availability, known as metabolic flexibility (MetFlex), may be important for type 2 diabetes prevention. Improved MetFlex is associated with improvements...
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Weight management programme can induce remission in type 2 diabetics

An intensive weight management programme has been shown to induce remission in patients with type 2 diabetes at one year, without the help of medications, according to a new randomised controlled trial. The study has been published in The Lancet and...
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Childhood obesity quadruples risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

According to a large-scale study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society a child with obesity faces a four-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes by the time they are 25 than their normal weight counterparts. The study examined data...
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School based nutrition intervention improves BMI

A California-based programme that aims to improve children’s dietary behaviours and prevent obesity has been shown to be effective. The initiative was called ‘The Shaping Healthy Choices Program’ and involved 409 students aged 9-10, split into a...
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T2DM prevented in 80% of at-risk patients

A team from Imperial College London have repurposed the drug liraglutide and have found that it can help to prevent the progression of ‘prediabetes’ to diabetes. Prediabetes itself is characterised by slightly increased blood sugar levels and can...
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