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03-20-2018 | Prevention | News

NHS DPP uptake exceeding expectation

The latest update from the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme shows that more people than expected are engaging with the scheme.

03-20-2018 | Diet | News

DiRECT: Effects on insulin and liver fat revealed

Researchers from the DiRECT trial have reported large positive effects on liver fat and insulin secretion among people who achieved type 2 diabetes remission in response to a very-low-calorie diet.

03-19-2018 | Obesity | News

Further evidence challenges obesity paradox

UK Biobank data add to the evidence challenging the existence of the obesity paradox by showing that cardiovascular disease risk increases linearly with increasing adiposity in middle-aged men and women.

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03-19-2018 | Diet | Podcast | Audio

UK nutrition guidelines: A fresh approach

John Wilding talks to Pamela Dyson about the fresh approach taken to the latest update of the Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines.

01-03-2018 | Physical activity | Editorial | Article

Physical activity for health, weight loss, and diabetes prevention and treatment: What should be recommended?

Editorial Board member John Wilding highlights the current evidence for the benefits of physical activity across various domains of type 2 diabetes care and prevention, presenting his view of what should be recommended.

12-14-2017 | Guidelines | Editorial | Article

What is new in the 2018 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes?

Jay Shubrook, Chair of the American Diabetes Association’s Primary Care Advisory Group, outlines what's new in 2018's ADA Standards of Care update. 

In depth

Metabolically healthy obesity: Laying a controversial concept to rest

The concept of metabolically healthy obesity has produced huge numbers of seemingly contradictory studies, and polarized opinion among researchers. medwireNews looks back at the big data, the high-impact publications, and the underlying hypotheses that helped the concept to persist for so long, and asks if the field has finally reached consensus.

06-07-2017 | Metabolic surgery | Hot topic review | Article

Metabolic surgery: A powerful solution or a last resort?

medwireNews rounds up the evidence supporting bariatric surgery as an important treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes, and asks John Wilding about its place within modern diabetes care.

Original research

09-30-2016 | Type 2 diabetes | Article

Combination therapy with glucagon-like peptide-1 analogues and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in the management of diabesity: the real world experience

Results from this retrospective cohort study show that combination therapy of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors is a promising option for patients with diabesity.

Deol H et al. Endocrine 2017;55:173–178. doi:10.1007/s12020-016-1125-0

Journal articles and book chapters

02-06-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

A review of childhood behavioral problems and disorders in the development of obesity: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and beyond

Matheson BE, Eichen DM. Curr Obes Rep 2018; doi: 10.1007/s13679-018-0293-z

02-03-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Insulin resistance in obesity: An overview of fundamental alterations

Barazzoni R et al. Eat Weight Disord 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40519-018-0481-6

01-18-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

Managing obesity in primary care: Breaking down the barriers

Forgione N et al. Adv Ther 2018; Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12325-017-0656-y

In practice

09-15-2016 | Obesity | Article

Community partners join forces: Battling obesity and diabetes together

Parker et al. highlight the positive health outcomes achieved on a community level through the enrollment of residents onto a series programs aimed at minimizing the prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

Parker R et al. J Community Health 2017; 42: 344–348. doi:10.1007/s10900-016-0260-0

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