Obesity News and Research

Bariatric surgery before pregnancy may increase risk for gestational diabetes
09/17/2010 - A recent study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that obese women who undergo bariatric surgery before pregnancy have three times the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Cinnamon may protect prediabetics from developing type 2 diabetes
09/14/2010 - A study conducted by chemists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests that cinnamon - which is known to contain powerful antioxidative compounds - could potentially reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Study links obesity and type 2 diabetes to infertility in women
09/14/2010 - Insulin resistance - defined by persistently elevated levels of insulin and the abnormal regulation of blood sugar - is a common characteristic of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, it is also a feature of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is the most common cause of infertility and affects up to one in 10 women.
Obesity may lead to insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes
09/08/2010 - Research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has revealed that insulin may reduce the inflammation that is caused by obesity, thereby lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Study: "Sprouty" protein may cause osteoporosis
09/01/2010 - In the latest edition of The FASEB Journal, researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute record their discovery of a new protein that is responsible for regulating body fat and bone mass, which they named Sprouty.
New study suggests link between childhood obesity and poor bone health
08/20/2010 - Research has shown that overweight children who do not receive enough exercise may be at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, a study recently published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that these children may also be at risk for osteoporosis.
Prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases in First Nations population
08/04/2010 - A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has revealed that the incidence of type 2 diabetes in First Nations people - those of Aboriginal descent - is greatly increasing. Men and women from this background were 2.5 and 4 times more likely to have diabetes than people in other regions.
Obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes exhibit poorer cognitive performance
08/03/2010 - Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered that obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes are more likely to have cognitive impairments. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has also revealed that these individuals possess subtle neurological abnormalities.
Gestational Diabetes and Childhood Obesity
12/31/1969 - Insulin Therapy and Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes
 

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