Type 2 diabetes caused by buildup of toxic fat, study suggests

November 7, 2016

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: 4 November 2016

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: Although obesity is a risk factor for this condition, new research suggests it might only be a certain kind of fat that produces type 2 diabetes.


Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring’s diabetes risk

November 7, 2016

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: 7 November 2016

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In a nutshell: Children born to mothers who had vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may be at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, a new study finds.


Mixed methods study of engagement in behaviors to prevent type 2 diabetes among employees with pre-diabetes

September 19, 2016

Source: BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Most employees found to have pre-diabetes through a workplace screening were engaged in a recommended preventive behavior 3 months after the screening. This engagement could be enhanced by optimizing motivation and risk perception as well as leveraging social networks and external supports.

 


Tackling obesity, physical activity levels and dietary intake: the extent of the problem

August 5, 2016

Source: Practical Diabetes

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Date of publication: July 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This report shows that if measures have been taken to tackle the nutrition, activity and obesity problems of the 21st century, they are failing. NHS England, already struggling to meet current needs, faces a future of overwhelming demand.

Some important notes: This article may be available via NHS Athens or through your local NHS Library. To search for your nearest library, please see http://www.hlisd.org/


Sugar: should we eliminate it from our diet?

January 19, 2015

Source:  MNT

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Date of publication: 15 Jan 2015

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell: Last year, Medical News Today reported on numerous studies associating sugar intake with increased aging,
cardiovascular disease, obesity and even cancer.
But is it really that bad for our health?