A team led by a University of Illinois researcher developed a new computational framework for analyzing how best to communicate about new medical guidelines to encourage their adoption.
New research from the University of Bath's Centre for Nutrition, Exercise & Metabolism suggests that if you want to lose weight, intermittent fasting such as the 5:2 diet might be less effective than many people believe.
New research shows pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollution have babies who grow unusually fast in the first months after birth, putting on excess fat that may put them at risk of obesity and related diseases later in life.
The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Asia is increasing rapidly, with over half of all CVD deaths globally in 2019 occurring in Asian countries, according to a state-of-the-art review paper published in the inaugural issue of JACC: Asia. The data demonstrates an urgent need to understand the burdens and epidemiological features of CVD in Asian countries to develop localized CVD prevention strategies to combat the epidemic.
Research carried out by academics at NUI Galway and clinicians at University Hospital Galway Diabetes Centre, involving more than 4,500 patients in the west of Ireland, suggests that, despite careful medical management, a relatively high proportion of people with diabetes in Ireland are developing chronic kidney disease over time and are at risk of kidney failure and other complications of poor kidney function.
A large-scale ethnically diverse genetic study involving USC researchers has expanded what is known about potential causes of type 2 diabetes. The genome-wide meta-analysis has identified more regions of the genome that are linked to blood glucose and insulin levels, features that contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes. The findings demonstrate that a significant minority of genes linked to glucose and insulin levels are present in only one or two ethnic groups.
Researchers identify molecular mechanism for the anti-inflammatory activity of diabetes drug metformin and, in mouse studies, say it prevents lung inflammation in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Researchers at Staffordshire University have developed a new low-cost method to help prevent life-threatening foot ulcers in diabetic patients.
The alterations detected link obesity to a brain condition similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder, which affects the same areas of the brain. Researchers analysed images of the brains of 230 children obtained by functional magnetic resonance imaging. This was the first study of these features in children. They believe the findings underscore the need for early intervention in child obesity, in order to prevent the alterations from becoming fixed in children's developing brains.
Researchers from University of Louvain have discovered a new bacterium in the human intestine, they called Dysosmobacter welbionis. The UCLouvain scientists have also discovered positive effects of this bacterium on type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammation. The originality of this discovery? It is extremely rare that a single research team identifies, cultivates, names a bacterium and then reveals its action in the human body, a first in Belgium and published in the prestigious journal Gut.