In August 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report, “Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress,” which outlined an actionable plan for measuring the nation’s progress in obesity prevention efforts. In developing the report, the IOM relied heavily on two tools developed by the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) — the Measures Registry and Catalogue of Surveillance Systems. Click the link above to read more.
Data from over 200,000 adults and children ‘provides evidence’ that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages promotes weight gain, says a new meta-analysis from heavyweight Harvard researchers.
11th Annual Professional Education Symposium
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (program begins at 12:15 p.m.)
The Queen's Conference Center at The Queen's Medical Center
This symposium is designed for primary care physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, nurses, certified diabetes educators, and other health professionals with an interest in diabetes. *Continuing education credits will be provided. For more information, please view this Flyer or click here.. For pre-registration, please contact us at 808-947-5979 or email Lawrence "LJ" Duenas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24, 2013 Scientists Find New Tool to Measure Sugar Consumption
Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks identified a new tool that can dramatically improve the notoriously inaccurate surveys of what and how much an individual eats and drinks. Their research is published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
June 18, 2013 AMA Backs Disease Classification for Obseity
The AMA adopted policy that recognizes obesity as a disease requiring a range of medical interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention. “Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately one in three Americans,” said AMA board member Patrice Harris, M.D. “The AMA is committed to improving health outcomes and is working to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which are often linked to obesity.”
By Alexandra Sifferlin. All it takes is one can of soda to increase risk of type 2 diabetes by 22 percent, according to a new study. In the study published in Diabetologia, researchers studied diet and drinking habits of about 28,500 people from Britain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France, Italy, and the Netherlands over a period of 15 years. Those who consumed a 12-ounce serving of a sugared-beverage on average daily — about the size of a soda can — had a greater risk of developing diabetes compared to people who drank a can once a month or less. Read more here.
Don’t promise your child that if only he lost weight, he wouldn’t be bullied or teased. A study published in the journal Obesity by researchers at the University of Hawaii showed that stigma around obesity often persists even after someone loses weight. See http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/feeling-bullied-by-parents-about-weight/ and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22395810
This Toolkit provides useful resources to impact receptive and expressive language development by introducing a variety of strategies and tools to support pediatricians in promoting their patients' development and future school success.