Dr. Mark Hyman’s Fat Summit Findings

Those who follow me on Facebook saw me litter my page this week with a bunch of screen shots from Dr. Mark Hyman’s “The Fat Summit.” I’ll say right now, contrary to what you probably think based on the photo … Read more

ADA 2013: New Techniques in Obesity and Pregnancy

New findings from high-throuput techniques looking at the effects of obesity on pregnancy and infants: Metabolomics and Diabetes in Pregnancy William L. Lowe, Jr., MD Discussing initial use of metabolomics technology to asses the metabolic profile of mothers in pregnancy … Read more

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes at the Same Time?

One thing I hear occasionally among type 1 diabetics is, “Well, at least I can’t get type 2 diabetes!” This reasoning makes sense if you think only about the two diabetes as two points along a single spectrum, with type … Read more

Taking On Agriculture to Reduce Obesity And Hunger: Derek Yach

I heard Derek Yach speak at Albert Einstein’s Global Diabetes Summit last September. He presented a case to curb obesity, hunger and diabetes that we don’t often hear: turn our agricultural policies around and work more closely with farmers. Mr. Yach — a physician … Read more

Joslin Researchers Discover New Link Between Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Obesity is the main culprit in the worldwide avalanche of type 2 diabetes. But how excess weight drives insulin resistance, the condition that may lead to the disease, is only partly understood. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have uncovered a new way in which obesity wreaks its havoc, by altering the production of proteins that affect how other proteins are spliced together. Their finding, published in Cell Metabolism, may point toward novel targets for diabetes drugs… Read more

Type 2 Diabetes May Affect Children’s Brains

According to a new study published online in Diabetologia, obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes may experience changes in their brains that affect how well they are learning in school. Cognitive and brain impairments, have been documented in adults with type 2 diabetes… Read more

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