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Weight loss surgery effective at reducing cancer risk and diabetes remission

Bariatric surgery patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes are more likely to have long-term diabetes remission and a lower risk of cancer than patients undergoing other obesity therapy, according to data from a Swedish study published in Diabetes Care.


Lower intensity activity improves metabolism in postmenopausal women

A Dutch study, published in Diabetologia, reports that women who’s physical activity was 4 hours of standing plus 3 hours of walking per day had better insulin sensitivity than those undertaking 1 hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day.


Green modification to the Mediterranean diet improves metabolism

Adding green tea and substituting red meat for plant-based protein increases the metabolic health benefits of a Mediterranean diet, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.


A diet high in dairy fat reduces the risk of heart disease

A large, international collaboration, based on Swedish data and published in PLOS Medicine, reports that eating full-fat dairy products is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.


Ketones may improve cerebral blood flow in obesity

According to a Canadian study, published in the Journal of Physiology, ketone supplementation may improve brain blood flow in people with obesity and protect their cognitive function.

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Better regulations needed on common obesity-promoting chemicals

Dr Leonardo Trasande explained how and why regulations on exposure to common, obesity-promoting chemicals can be improved to protect people’s health, at the 59th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.