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Study finds nearly half of Chinese adults suffer from prediabetes or diabetes

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 47% of Chinese adults suffered from either diabetes or prediabetes in 2013. The findings, based on a nationwide cross-sectional study of 170,287 individuals, revealed that Chinese adults have a higher odds of being diagnosed with diabetes at a lower body mass index compared with American adults.

Medscape (free registration) (6/27) 

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Study ties gut microbiome changes to metabolic markers

Chinese researchers found an association between changes to the gut microbiome that correlate with more than 27 metabolic markers. The findings in Nature Medicine, based on an analysis of gut DNA sequencing data involving young Chinese adults with obesity and Chinese adults who underwent bariatric surgery, showed that some species of gut microbes in obese participants were linked to pro-inflammatory molecules, defective glucose disposal pathways and metabolites that are known type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.) (6/20)

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Excess weight, obesity affects more than 2 billion people worldwide

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine found that 2.2 billion people, or 30% of the world’s population, were overweight or obese in 2015, including nearly 108 million obese youths. The findings, based on 1980 to 2015 data from 195 countries, also showed that the US had the highest obesity rate among children and young adults of the 20 most populated countries, while China and India had the most number of obese youths.

USA Today/The Associated Press (6/12),  The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (6/12),  HealthDay News (6/12) 

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Study examines racial differences in link between mean glucose, A1C levels

Researchers found that there are racial differences in hemoglobin glycation, making A1C levels an inaccurate measurement of mean glucose concentration in black patients with type 1 diabetes. The findings in the Annals of Internal Medicine, based on 208 black and white diabetes patients ages 8 or older, revealed that blacks have a higher mean A1C level and a significantly lower mean glucose concentration than whites.

Healio (free registration) (6/12)

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Study examines severe hypoglycemia with intensive treatment for type 1 diabetes

Researchers analyzed data from the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications study that ran between 1983 and 1993 and found that type 1 diabetes patients in the intensive treatment group had three times as many severe hypoglycemic episodes as those in the non-intensive group. The findings in Diabetes Care revealed that more than 20 years after the trial ended, those in the non-intensive group experienced 0.41 episodes of severe hypoglycemia per year, compared with 0.37 among those in the formerly intensively controlled group.

Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.) (5/30)  

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Upcoming Events

The Diabates and Metabolism Seminar Series will resume in the Fall.

Other Events

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

Gregory Carter, Ph.D. (Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute)

08-15-2017 - 11:00 am
Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
720 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Using Genetic Complexity to Understand Complex Disease

The Jackson Laboratory
Associate Professor

Location: Renshaw Conference Room

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Dept of Medicine Grand Rounds

Designs using Active Controls: Non-inferiority Trials (DoM Grand Rounds)

08-31-2017 - 8:00 am
UW Health Sciences Building
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195

Thomas Fleming, PhD
Professor, Biostatistics & Statistics
University of Washington

Room Location: T-625

Cystic Fibrosis Research Seminar Series

Annual Retreat (Cystic Fibrosis Research Seminar Series)

09-27-2017 - 8:00 am
UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st Street
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Location: UW Center for Urban Horticulture