Tagged: Diabetes

Obesity prevention starts in the womb - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Oct 18, 2012

The annual scientific meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society starts today; the theme of the meeting is ‘For our children’s children‘, and a fascinating programme has been put together with some great speakers who will be presenting their research on this important topic. One of the keynote speakers for today (18 October) will be … Read More

How can donor rates be increased? : guest post - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Sep 17, 2012

I read the following in Kidney Health New Zealand’s annual report and with KHNZ and Paula Martin’s permission I have reproduced her great report.  I am thrilled to see such important research being undertaken and as you’ll read, Paula has great motivation.  Paula is a PhD Candidate in the Health Services Research Centre, School of Government, Victoria … Continue reading » … Read More

The critical 1st 6 months post dialysis - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 27, 2012

Know someone about to start dialysis?  I am sitting in a conference hall and have just heard a fascinating talk by Prof Chris MacIntyre about the danger to other organs for those undertaking dialysis.  The stress dialysis puts on the vasculature is the culprit.  Myocardial stunning can occur in nearly 2 out of 3 paients … Continue reading » … Read More

Hold that Rice, it may be dangerous or perhaps not… - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Mar 21, 2012

“White rice could cause diabetes”   The Independent UK “White rice link seen with type II diabetes”  Yahoo News “White rice raises T2 diabetes risk”  The Telegraph Those were the headlines of the last few days.  Of the three posted, one is really wrong, one is sort of OK, one is almost OK and all … Continue reading » … Read More

Sugar Sickness - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 27, 2011

New Zealand is, apparently, the third fattest nation in the world according to OECD statistics. Yet fighting the obesity “epidemic” is not rocket science. Apart from the very few people who have some serious metabolic disorder, all that causes obesity is taking in more calories than you burn up. Yes, it is rather more complicated [...] Related posts: … Read More

Diabetes back in the headlines - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Jun 27, 2011

New research published in The Lancet this weekend (25 June) highlighted recent global trends in diabetes prevalence, and the results of this study have hit newspaper headlines in New Zealand across the board today. The scary results of this study showed that, globally, diabetes has more than doubled between 1980 and 2008, with the number of adults with … Read More

Who cares about New Zealand’s waistline? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Oct 19, 2010

A conference held in Wellington yesterday (18 October 2010) by the Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, an Institute of the University of Otago, looked at this very question. Bringing together a whole range of experts, including Government, health professionals, media and the food industry, the presenters looked at the evidence base for public health measures … Read More

Will drinking coffee help prevent diabetes? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Dec 17, 2009

New research published in the December issue of Archives of Internal Medicine has found that consuming coffee reduces the risk of diabetes. The findings from this meta-analysis, based on over 500,000 individuals with over 21,000 cases of new-onset diabetes, confirm an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes. There was also an inverse relationship between … Read More