CV health may improve with innovations in food systems
Improvements in food production and distribution can lead to healthy and sustainable food systems and positive impacts on CV health, according to an American Heart Association science Read more
Obstructive sleep apnea most common among adults with obesity, type 2 diabetes
Nearly 5% of adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity may have obstructive sleep apnea, which is more prevalent among those with obesity regardless of diabetes status compared with the general population, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Source: Obstructive sleep apnea most common among adults with obesity, type 2 Read more
‘Suspend-before-low’ feature reduces hypoglycemia with pump therapy in type 1 diabetes
Adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness using an insulin pump therapy system with an algorithm-driven, insulin-suspension feature experienced fewer hypoglycemic events than those using sensor-augmented pump therapy, according to findings published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Source: ‘Suspend-before-low’ feature reduces hypoglycemia with pump therapy in type 1 Read more
FMT safe in patients with obesity, more research needed
Researchers successfully engrafted microbiota to patients with obesity using stool from lean donors, giving them optimism about the future of fecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment Read more
Elimination of obesity could drastically reduce premature mortality
Premature mortality rates related to noncommunicable disease could be cut by as much as 31% by 2030 in some countries assuming a population without obesity, according to findings presented Read more
Acids found in coffee, fruit and vegetables may help prevent breast cancer
Breast cancer risk after menopause may be lowered by as much as 65% by consuming more food and liquids with certain kinds of phenolic acids, some of which can be found in coffee, fruits and Read more
A third of type 1 diabetes is misdiagnosed in the over 30s
A new study shows that 38 percent of patients with type 1 diabetes occurring after age 30 were initially treated as type 2 diabetes (without insulin). Researchers found that half of those misdiagnosed were still diagnosed as type 2 diabetes 13 years later. Source: A third of type 1 diabetes is misdiagnosed in the over... Read more Read more
Nutritional Guidelines for the Surgical Weight Loss Patient 
Optimizing postoperative patient outcomes and nutritional status begins preoperatively. Patients should be educated before and after weight loss surgery (WLS) on the expected nutrient Read more
MC4R – a key regulator of body weight
The Melanocortin 4 Receptor is a key regulator of body weight. People with genetic mutations in MC4R tend to gain weight from early childhood. Source: Melanocortin 4 Receptor | Welcome to Read more
Adulthood increases type 2 diabetes risk
Adults who develop obesity after having elevated childhood BMI are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared with those who avoid obesity regardless of childhood BMI status, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity. Source: Maintaining high BMI into adulthood increases type 2 diabetes risk Page Read more