Novel therapies in type 2 diabetes: insulin resistance

June 19, 2017

Source: Practical Diabetes

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Date of publication: June 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Insulin resistance plays an important role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of insulin resistance. Hence, treating obesity with lifestyle interventions is the cornerstone of managing insulin resistance.

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Study finds major health benefits linked to indoor temperature variation

May 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a study published in Building Research & Information.


Obesity exacerbates type 2 diabetes-related brain abnormalities

May 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Apr 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: People with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese are more likely to have exacerbated and progressive abnormalities in the structure of their brains and cognition, find researchers.


Importance of preventing weight gain

March 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Feb 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high risk of diabetes due to being obese.


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.


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.

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Bicycling may help prevent type 2 diabetes

July 18, 2016

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: 13 Jul 2016

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell:  Habitual cycling, whether as transportation to work or as a recreational activity, is associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.