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The number of Queenslanders impacted by diabetes is grossly
underestimated, according to Diabetes Queensland CEO Sturt
"One in four Queenslanders over the age of 25 lives with
diabetes or pre-diabetes. If you add to that number the family,
friends and carers who support them,...
A new study has found that too much sitting is associated with
poorer mental health.
Scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and
colleagues in Sweden have found that extended periods of sitting is
associated with poorer mental health.
In a series of studies linking...
Adding strength training, push-ups or crunches to your weekly
exercise routine could decrease your likelihood of obesity by
Using data on 1.7 million adults, University of Southern
Queensland (USQ) research found that doing muscle-strengthening
activities twice a week was just as...
An international research study led
by researchers from the Universities of Helsinki and Oxford has
identified a genetic variant that protects against type 2
Type 2 diabetes affects over 1.1 million Australians and more
than 400 million people worldwide so understanding the...
By Dale Cooke
Accredited Practising Dietitian
Many people who are working hard to manage their
weight tend to worry about the number on the scale. However, how
much you weigh isn't always a good indicator of whether you are
healthy. A much better number to consider is your waist...
Diabetes Queensland is pleased to
announce a Principal Partnership agreement with Fitbit Australia.
The announcement which comes in the lead up to World Diabetes
Day signals Fitbit Australia's strong commitment to the health and
wellbeing of the diabetes community, and supports their goal...
Researchers at the University of Manchester have
conducted the largest ever review of the effect of
movement-monitoring devices, such as pedometers, on the activity of
individuals with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Using data from 36 studies, with a total of 5,208...
Artificial sweeteners are a growing part of our diets
and in the US are now consumed by at least one in four
A policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is
recommending future research into how they affect children's
weight, taste preferences, the risk...
New research covering
over 423,000 UK adults has revealed that the health implications of
obesity extend much further than diabetes and heart disease
extending to diseases of the kidneys, lungs and liver.
The study found that obese individuals are more likely to be
affected by chronic...
New Australian research led by Curtin University has found that
people who have used statins for as little as three months have an
increased risk of skin and soft tissue infections and diabetes.
The research, published in the British Journal of Clinical