Nutritional Approaches for the Prevention and Remission of Type 2 Diabetes and Weight Management
Over the past 50 years, there has been a gradual change in diets worldwide. We are not only eating more diverse foods, but also more food in general, resulting in an increased consumption of calories. Excess caloric intake coupled with inactivity not only contributes to the development of obesity, but also shown to have a significantly negative impact on various metabolic parameters.
Obesity is broadly defined as a disease of excess body fat and widely accepted as a key contributor to the development of type 2 diabetes and other co-morbidities such as hypertension, fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. The prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes has increased exponentially and are now serious public health issues worldwide. The International Diabetes Federation estimates 463 million individuals are living with diabetes and projected to increase to 693 million by 2045 if no effective prevention strategies are adopted.
In this symposium, Dr. Ian J. Neeland, MD, FAHA, FACC from the University Hospitals Cleveland Center for Integrated and Novel Approaches in Vascular-Metabolic Disease (CINEMA); and Professor Roy Taylor, MD from Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals Translational and Clinical Research Institute will address the importance and role of nutrition intervention on the pathophysiology and development of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and MAFLD. There will also be discussion of current and emerging novel non-pharmacological approaches to the prevention and remission of type 2 diabetes, weight management, and CV risk reduction.