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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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Study ties long-term metformin use to reduced CAC in men

A longitudinal cohort study in Circulation found long-term use of metformin was associated with significantly lower severity and prevalence of coronary artery calcium in men, but not women, who initiated the drug for prediabetes. The findings were based on 2,776 participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program and its DPP Outcomes Study.

Medscape (free registration) (5/30)

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Researchers ID 111 additional loci tied to type 2 diabetes

Researchers have identified 111 new chromosome locations related to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a study in The American Journal of Human Genetics. UK researchers noted that 93 of the 111 loci are found in African American and European populations, while 18 loci were specific to Europeans.
United Press International (5/8)

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

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Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute

David R. Beier, M.D., Ph.D. (Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute)

07-11-2017 - 11:00 am
Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
720 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

TBD

Seattle Children's Hospital
Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Director

Location: Renshaw Conference Room

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

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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

 

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