Diabetes

Unit For Biocultural Variation And Obesity - Seminar Series - Hilary Term 2014

Thursdays 1-2pm, 61 Banbury Road (Seminar Room) Oxford OX2 6PE

Conveners: Stanley Ulijaszek & Amy McLennan

ALL WELCOME

Thursday 6 February
Mariano Beguerisse-Diaz & Amy McLennan, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London & ISCA, University of Oxford

Obesity and diabetes conversation networks on Twitter

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A new article has been published in the journal Global Public Health by Michael Goran, a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California and Oxford researcher Stanley Uliaszek, professor of Anthropology and Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity.

The research, which aimed to evaluate, from a global and ecological perspective, the relationships between availability of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and prevalence of type 2 diabetes, concluded that "these results suggest that countries with higher availability of HFCS have a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes independent of obesity."

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People » David Matthews

Professor of Diabetes & Chairman, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

David is currently investigating the inter-relationships between insulin resistance and beta cell function, as well as the effects of a low carbohydrate diet in people with and without type 2 diabetes.

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People » Fredrik Karpe

Professor of Metabolic Medicine

Fredrik Karpe's carries out genetic epidemiological research studying human metabolism to understand the complications of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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People » Frances Ashcroft

GlaxoSmithKline Royal Society Research Professor

Frances Ashcroft’s research focuses on ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels and their role in insulin secretion.

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