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expert reaction to review of industry-funded studies on sugary drinks

The funding and results of studies into the effects of sugar-sweetened beverages is examined in a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine journal with the authors reporting that industry-funded studies were more likely to find no connection between the drinks and obesity or diabetes. read more

expert reaction to study looking at BMI and incidence of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes and death in identical twins

The contribution of genetics and obesity to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and death is evaluated in a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Through their analysis of monozygotic twins with varying body mass indexes (BMI) the researchers report that higher BMI was not associated with increased risk of heart attack or death but was associated with the onset of diabetes. read more

expert reaction to two posters being presented at the European Obesity Summit, one on bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes and estimated NHS cost saving*, and one on mortality in obese people that have surgery versus those that don’tǂ

Two posters at the European Obesity Summit have presented results on bariatric surgery, with one reporting its financial and health benefits when applied to type 2 diabetes, and another reporting lower mortality for obese individuals who undergo the surgery. read more

expert reaction to bisphenol-A and obesity

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has examined exposure to bisphenol-A in the womb and early childhood and report an association with increased weight at age 7. read more

expert reaction to report into obesity and cancer

Cancer Research UK has published a report into the impact of obesity on cancer rates, which predicts that 72% of the UK adult population would be predicted to become overweight or obese by 2035, which would significantly impact on health and related costs.
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elective caesarean sections and asthma, obesity and all-cause death

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has investigated between vaginal birth, planned and unscheduled cesarean delivery, and subsequent health problems or early death of the child, reporting differences in risk of a range of outcomes between the three groups. read more

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