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NIH plans to push obesity research forward
Moving research aimed at fighting obesity from the laboratory into clinical settings is the main focus of the new Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research, a program of the National Institutes of Health. Officials said that the plan would help cut back on many of the diseases associated with excessive weight, including type 2 diabetes.
New report recommends bariatric surgery for people with risk factors for type 2 diabetes
Bariatric weight loss surgery should be considered earlier in the treatment process for obese individuals who are risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new policy statement from the International Diabetes Federation.
Omega-3s may help obese individuals ward off type 2 diabetes
Eating more omega-3 fatty acids could help individuals avoid many of the chronic diseases that accompany obesity, including type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Drug shown to prevent type 2 diabetes in those with risk factors
A medication currently used to treat high blood sugar may help most individuals who are obese and have other metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes completely avoid developing the condition. The findings could have implications for millions of Americans.
Obese teens show risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes
Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common in the U.S. Now, a new study has found that the condition may be putting millions of teenagers at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and that a poor diet is largely to blame.
Researchers discover protein that determines body types associated with type 2 diabetes
A single protein may be responsible for determining whether a person is pear-shaped or apple-shaped, according to a new study from a team of British researchers. The finding could also help doctors understand why some people are at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than others.
Overweight teens may experience precursor to osteoporosis
Excess body weight can increase the risk of a number of health issues, including osteoporosis. A team of pediatricians from the Medical College of Georgia recently reported that bone loss, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis, can start as early as adolescence among overweight teens with health risk factors.
Researchers think type 2 diabetes risk may be in the air
Endocrinologists are increasingly coming to the belief that pollutants in the air may increase the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Research has suggested that there may be a correlation. Now, a new study will try to confirm the link.
Researchers discover cellular mechanism that may increase obesity and type 2 diabetes risk
A team of researchers has discovered a signaling pathway in the brain that may play an important role in telling the body that the stomach is full and that it is time to stop eating. The findings could have major implications for the prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Evolutionary factors may have led to increased diabetes susceptibility in humans
An evolutionary "wrong turn" may be responsible for humans' propensity to become obese and develop type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego.
Fatty liver may predict type 2 diabetes onset
Measurements of insulin resistance and blood sugar levels are commonly used to assess patients for diabetes risk. However, a new study out of Stanford University shows that the presence of fat in the liver may be one of the strongest predictors of whether or not a person will eventually develop type 2 diabetes.
Gastric bypass shown to provide better results for diabetics than other types of weight loss surgery
Gastric bypass surgery may be a better option than sleeve gastrectomy similar lap-band surgeries for individuals who are severely obese and struggle with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Southern and Appalachian states lead CDC's list of least active and have highest rates of type 2 diabetes
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that residents of the South and Appalachia have the highest rates of leisure time inactivity, obesity and type 2 diabetes in the country.
Children at risk for type 2 diabetes may be more likely to develop osteoporosis
Children who develop risk factors for type 2 diabetes before hitting puberty may also be more likely to have weak bones in adulthood, according to a new study from Medical College of Georgia researchers.
Obesity increases risk of thyroid cancer for men and women alike, metastudy finds
A comprehensive survey of five previous research initiatives found that obesity increases the risk of thyroid cancer for both men and women.
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