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On current trends, almost a quarter of people in the world will be obese by 2045, and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes

2018-11-30T14:48:41+00:00

New research from various cities in the world presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Austria (23-26 May) demonstrate that if current trends continue, almost a quarter (22%) of the people in the world will be obese by 2045 (up from 14% in 2017), and one in eight (12%) will have type 2 diabetes (up from 9% in 2017).

On current trends, almost a quarter of people in the world will be obese by 2045, and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes2018-11-30T14:48:41+00:00

Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke, yet lower risk of cancer death

2018-11-30T14:50:21+00:00

While type 2 diabetes (T2D) was once considered a disease largely confined to older people, the global epidemic of obesity and overweight has seen diagnoses rocket in young adults, adolescents and even appear in young children.

Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke, yet lower risk of cancer death2018-11-30T14:50:21+00:00

Analysis of new studies including 250,000 people confirms sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults

2018-11-30T14:50:59+00:00

A new review of the latest evidence on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)– which includes 30 new studies published between 2013 and 2015 (and none of them industry sponsored) – concludes that SSB consumption is associated with overweight and obesity, and that countries that have not already done so should take action to reduce the consumption of the so-called ‘empty calories’ that these drinks contain.

Analysis of new studies including 250,000 people confirms sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to overweight and obesity in children and adults2018-11-30T14:50:59+00:00

Study shows that the consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

2018-11-30T14:49:46+00:00

A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been observed among individuals consuming food rich in antioxidants. This effect is largely contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages, as well as moderate consumption of alcohol, as shown in a recent study from an Inserm research group, published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

Study shows that the consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes2018-11-30T14:49:46+00:00

Nine countries now on track to eliminate hepatitis C

2018-11-30T14:53:13+00:00

[Sao Paulo, 1 November 2017] New data on hepatitis C released by the Polaris Observatory*, and presented today at the World Hepatitis Summit (WHS) in Sao Paulo, Brazil shows that nine countries — Australia, Brazil, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands and Qatar — are on course to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030.

Nine countries now on track to eliminate hepatitis C2018-11-30T14:53:13+00:00

New device that tackles obesity and diabetes shows promise as NHS treatment

2018-11-30T14:52:30+00:00

The UK's first National Health Service (NHS) service to provide a new, non-surgical, reversible weight loss device for people who have both poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and obesity is safe and effective and should be rolled out across the NHS, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 September).

New device that tackles obesity and diabetes shows promise as NHS treatment2018-11-30T14:52:30+00:00

People who drink 3 to 4 times per week less likely to develop diabetes than those who never drink

2018-11-30T14:51:40+00:00

Frequent alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, according to a new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes), with alcohol consumption over 3–4 week days giving the lowest risks of diabetes.

People who drink 3 to 4 times per week less likely to develop diabetes than those who never drink2018-11-30T14:51:40+00:00

Cardiac arrest on plane journeys: new guidelines proposed

2018-12-03T10:19:44+00:00

New guidelines to deal with the in-flight emergency of cardiac arrest in a passenger or crew member are being proposed at this year’s Euroanaesthesia meeting in Geneva (3-5 June). The task force that has created the guidelines is led by Professor Jochen Hinkelbein, University of Cologne, Germany and President of the German Society for Aerospace Medicine (DGLRM).

Cardiac arrest on plane journeys: new guidelines proposed2018-12-03T10:19:44+00:00