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Ethnicity influences reversibility of dysglycemia in obese children

Teen on weighing scales (symbolic image with model)

Impaired glucose tolerance in obese youths frequently reverts to normal, although the chances of this happening are strongly influenced by ethnicity, researchers report in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

Journal article

Intake of cocoa products and risk of type 2 diabetes: The multiethnic cohort

Chocolate

Cocoa products may be protective against chronic disease due to their polyphenol content, the current study determined the association of chocolate consumption and flavanol intake with type-2 diabetes incidence [read more].
Maskarinec G et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0188-9

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Diet and nutritional management | Risk factors |  Diabetes in specific populations

Journal article

Glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Person holding sweeteners

A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials was conducted to quantitatively synthesize existing scientific evidence on the glycemic impact of non-nutritive sweeteners [read more].
Nichol AD, Holle MJ, An R. Eur J Clin Nutr 2018. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0170-6

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Glycemic control | Diet and nutritional management

Journal article

Prevalence and incidence of complications at diagnosis of T2DM and during follow-up by BMI and ethnicity: A matched case–control analysis

Diverse group holding 'diabetes'

We estimate the risk of developing long-term major cardiovascular and renal complications in relation to levels of body mass index in a population of White European, African-Caribbean, and South Asian patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus [read more].
Owusu Adjah ES et al. Cardiovasc Diabetol 2018; 17: 70. doi: 10.1186/s12933-018-0712-1

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Diabetes in specific populations | Diabetic complications

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Weight loss before puberty may mitigate excess diabetes risk associated with childhood overweight

Child on weighing scales (symbolic image with model)

Children who are overweight only have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes in adulthood if they remain overweight beyond the age of 13 years, according to the results of a large Danish study.

Expert opinion: Podcast

UK nutrition guidelines: A fresh approach

Pamela Dyson PhD RD and John Wilding DM FRCP

Board members Pamela Dyson and John Wilding talk about the fresh approach taken to the latest update of the Diabetes UK nutrition guidelines [listen to the podcast 9:43].

Get more on: Type 2 diabetes | Obesity | Diabetes preventionDiet and nutritional management 

Expert opinion editorial

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

Diabetes Care cover

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 [read more]

Get more on: Guidelines | Prediabetes and diabetes prevention | Lifestyle interventions | Medications 

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12-07-2018 | Pregnancy | News

Metformin plus lifestyle advice does not improve pregnancy outcomes for obese women

Giving pregnant obese women metformin in addition to dietary and lifestyle advice does not reduce the likelihood of them having a baby with a high birthweight, show the results of the GRoW randomized trial.

10-31-2018 | Pregnancy | News

Late pregnancy dysglycemia a concern for children of obese mothers

Dysglycemia in the last trimester of pregnancy despite prior negative testing for gestational diabetes may predispose the offspring of obese mothers to increased weight gain during early childhood, German research shows.

10-24-2018 | Obesity | News

BMI trajectory linked to hyperglycemia risk irrespective of BMI level

The rate at which BMI changes throughout childhood and adolescence is significantly associated with adult hyperglycemia, independent of BMI level at specific time points, study findings indicate.

Themed collections

Journal articles and book chapters

08-30-2018 | Obesity | Review | Article

The impact of childhood and adolescent obesity on cardiovascular risk in adulthood: A systematic review

Sommer A, Twig G. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 91. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1062-9

08-29-2018 | Risk factors | Review | Article

Early-life exposures and risk of diabetes mellitus and obesity

Gingras V, Hivert MF, Oken E. Curr Diab Rep 2018; 18: 89. doi: 10.1007/s11892-018-1050-0

08-28-2018 | Diet | Review | Article

Dietary interventions and type 2 diabetes in youth: A fresh look at the evidence

Perkison WB, Adekanye JA, de Oliveira Otto MC. Curr Nutr Rep 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13668-018-0241-2

06-27-2018 | Metformin | Article

Metformin monotherapy in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Japan

Matsuura N et al. Diabetol Int 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13340-018-0361-3

Guidelines

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