Diabetes warning: Epidemic may ‘bankrupt the NHS’

BRITAIN'S obesity crisis is now so bad that it could bankrupt the NHS, experts have warned.
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Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on CancerAuthor(s): Silvano Paternoster, Marco FalascaAbstractPancreatic cancer is one of the leading determinants of global cancer mortality, and its incidence is predicted to increase, to become in 2030 the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Obesity and diabetes are recognized risk factors for the development of pancreatic cancer. In the last few decades an epidemic of diabetes and obesity has been spreading worldwide, forewarning an increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer. This review considers the m...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Reviews on Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This article reviews the most updated information about NAFLD-related HCC and provides some insight into strategies that must be considered to reduce its potential disease burden.
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewObesity in the older adult is a burgeoning health epidemic that leads to increased morbidity, disability, and institutionalization. This review presents a brief overview of geriatric-specific consequences of obesity by highlighting the risks and benefits of intentional weight loss.Recent FindingsIntentional weight loss reduces the extent of adiposity-related illnesses, yet the approach in older adults is fraught with challenges. Interventions combining caloric restriction and physical exercise (aerobic and resistance) maximize fat loss and minimize loss of muscle and bone. Interventions are also ef...
Source: Current Diabetes Reports - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractDiabetes mellitus (DM) is a major and worsening global health problem, currently affecting over 450 million people and reducing their quality of life. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) accounts for more than 90% of DM and the global epidemic of obesity, which largely explains the dramatic increase in the incidence and prevalence of T2DM in the past 20 years. Obesity is a major risk factor for DM which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. The electro-mechanical function of the heart is frequently compromised in diabetic patients. The aim of this review is to discuss the pathophysiology of ...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
Authors: Achmat G, Leach L, Onagbiye SO Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk factors have reached epidemic proportions, with many people at risk of premature disability and death. There is insufficient data regarding the prevalence of CMD risk factors among firefighters in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of CMD risk factors among South African firefighters in the Western Cape Province. Additional outcomes were to determine the relationship between BMI and CMD risk factors among firefighters. METHODS: A total of 219 healthy mal...
Source: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sports Med Phys Fitness Source Type: research
By DEBORAH A. COHEN Physical inactivity is a mounting challenge for America. In reviewing the 2013-2015 American time use survey, we found that most Americans report spending their daily leisure time watching screens, and devote only a small fraction of leisure time—24 minutes for men and 14 minutes for women—to physical activity. A recent longitudinal examination of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that sitting time increased by an hour a day between 2007 and 2016, with the largest increases among adolescents ages 12-19 and adults, 20 years and older. As m...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Patients Amazon Deborah Cohen health and wellness hulu Netflix physical activity Rand Source Type: blogs
This report has layers of flaws and is the most egregious abuse of evidence that I have ever seen,"said Walter Willett of Harvard. "Their recommendations are really irresponsible,"said Frank Hu of Harvard. A contrarian would immediately assume, therefore, that the study in question must be marvelous. Is it?Well, it represents part of a new wave in nutrition, in which a group of scientists who have no financial ties to the food industry set themselves up, like the justices of the Supreme Court, to adjudicate as a panel  on a field of research. And, again like the justices of the Supreme Court, they are n...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
... Focuses on the important role that exercise, dietary changes, and foods play in promoting and reducing visceral fat. Nutritionists, dietitians, and health care providers seeking to address the abdominal obesity epidemic will find this book to be a valuable resource in their long-term goal of preventing chronic diseases, especially heart, vascular, and diabetic diseases. Chapters define a range of dietary approaches to reduce risk for the associated chronic diseases. In addition, discussions of the importance of dietary approaches to reduce abdominal obesity, along with clinical approaches, are discussed, including costs and risks.
Source: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior - Category: Nutrition Authors: Tags: New Resources for Nutrition Educators Source Type: research
The type 2 diabetes and obesity epidemics also lead to a rapid increase of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) with a high risk for development of hepatocellular carcinomas. Currently, there is no approved therapy for NASH except lifestyle modification. While the effectiveness of new medical therapies and bariatric surgery are investigated, there are no studies directly comparing these therapies. In this meta-analytic approach, we compare bariatric surgery with medical treatment to provide a basis for future studies.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Source Type: research
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