Obesity

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Is treating obesity the future of managing type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes isn’t an inevitably progressive disease, but in treating it we must include weight management as a primary goal

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How do we overcome two global health pandemics?

Obesity is a major risk factor for severe COVID-19, and as the world rolls out SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the obesity pandemic remains – but new research may help to change that

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More than a high BMI, an ‘obese heart’ is a silent risk

New research shows that fat tissue around the heart releases molecules that alter heart rhythm, identifying potential new targets for preventative therapies for heart disease

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Q&A: A new way to treat type 2 diabetes?

The discovery of how a key protein works in your liver to reduce blood glucose levels could lead to a more effective type 2 diabetes drug.

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Early cardiovascular disease deaths linked to overweight and obesity are rising

For decades, the rate of people dying of cardiovascular disease has fallen. But continued declines are threatened by rising mortality linked to overweight and obesity – particularly in younger people

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Finding the sex factor in immunity

Researchers investigating why men are more prone to obesity and metabolic diseases have discovered the clearest mechanism yet for how the female and male immune systems operate differently

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Podcast

The complex relationship between prostate cancer and obesity

Men with obesity have been associated with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, and poorer treatment outcomes. Professor Matt Watt is researching the relationship between these diseases and how we can prevent them from progressing.

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Different fat cell types may be key to obesity

Research has discovered that not all fat cells are the same – some release fat into the body and some help to burn fat – so getting the balance right may help fight obesity

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Global health efforts need to catch up with young people

Adolescents around the world have been overlooked by the global health agenda, but for the first time we now have the data to make a difference

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How can physios motivate us to do more physical activity?

Exercise advice is often an important part of physiotherapy treatment; but when patients are expecting a hands-on therapy instead, how can clinics manage their expectations?

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