HTA recommends against screening for type 2 diabetes in the UK

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Following on from our report of the ADDITION trial last week, we can add that the UK Health Technology Assessment programme has updated its recommendation against screening for type 2 diabetes. Their recommendation to the National Screening Committee contains an analysis of new evidence published between 2009 and January 2012. Elves everywhere – coniferous, deciduous [read the full story…]

Review: More research needed on risk models to predict type 2 diabetes.

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Clinical question What risk models work best for predicting whether a person will get type 2 diabetes? There is some evidence that we can prevent diabetes from developing if we can reliably  identify people who are at risk.  This systematic review set out to find and evaluate risk models that have previously been validated and [read the full story…]

Uncertainty around the influence of childhood obesity on metabolic syndrome in adulthood.

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Clinical question Although observational studies have shown that childhood obesity is positively associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, full diabetes and other diseases, it could be that this is because obese adults who have these diseases are more likely to have been obese as children. So, is childhood obesity associated with an increased [read the full story…]