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Seemingly healthy levels of liver fat can trigger type 2 diabetes, UK study suggests

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that the amount of fat stored in the liver is higher in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), whatever their BMI. It also suggested that levels of liver fat currently considered to be […]

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People of normal weight with type 2 diabetes can achieve remission by losing weight

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year, found that contrary to the perceived wisdom, people of normal weight with type 2 diabetes (T2D) can reverse the condition through substantial weight loss. Eight of the 12 participants achieved remission after losing 10-15% […]

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Children who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health

Children who eat a better diet, packed with fruit and vegetables, have better mental wellbeing—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new study published today is the first to investigate the association between fruit and vegetable intakes, breakfast and lunch choices, and mental wellbeing in UK school children. It shows how […]

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Study shows screening device accurately detects amblyopia (lazy eye)

A handheld screening device that detects subtle misalignment of the eyes accurately identifies children with amblyopia (lazy eye), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. “The findings suggest that pediatricians and other primary care providers could use the device to catch amblyopia at an early […]

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Researchers refine test to achieve ‘ultrasensitive’ detection of HPV in the bloodstream

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made new findings that greatly improve detection of the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the bloodstream and could further hone precision treatment of the illness. The team has made the discovery by sequencing circulating tumor DNA, which can lead to the detection of HPV in a person’s blood. Previous science […]

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New form of expanded dialysis improves quality of life, study finds

In a published study, a hospital research team from Lawson Health Research Institute has found that expanded dialysis, a new method that removes a broader range of toxins from the body, can improve quality of life in chronic kidney disease patients who struggle with the side effects of traditional dialysis. In a clinical trial led […]

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New wearable sensors and other tools can advance personalized health

Accurate measure of energy intake and expenditure has proven challenging, but with recent innovations in bioinformatics and engineered devices—such as wearable sensors, software applications and web-based tools—food and nutrition research can advance. Recent interest in personalized and precision nutrition can lead to more interdisciplinary innovation in improving future research tools. A new paper, “Opportunities and […]