This site uses cookies.
Learn more.


This website uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate while others offer you a better browsing experience. You give us your permission to use cookies, by continuing to use our website after you have received the cookie notification. To find out more about cookies on this website and how to change your cookie settings, see our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.


Special Issue: The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

Edited by

Rexford S. Ahima (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)

Special Issue: The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

Published: February 2020

Volume 1461

Published since 1824, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences is the Academy’s premier scientific publication.

Learn More


New research directions on disparities in obesity and type 2 diabetes

Pamela L. Thornton, Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Edward W. Gregg, Maria R. Araneta, Monica L. Baskin, Marshall H. Chin, Carlos J. Crespo, Mary de Groot, David O. Garcia, Debra Haire‐Joshu, Michele Heisler, Felicia Hill‐Briggs, Joseph A. Ladapo, Nangel M. Lindberg, Spero M. Manson, David G. Marrero, Monica E. Peek, Alexandra E. Shields, Deborah F. Tate, Carol M. Mangione



Are low‐carbohydrate diets safe in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease?

Nia S. Mitchell, Julia J. Scialla, William S. Yancy Jr.


Gut microbiome and its role in obesity and insulin resistance

Clare J. Lee, Cynthia L. Sears, Nisa Maruthur


Connecting pancreatic islet lipid metabolism with insulin secretion and the development of type 2 diabetes

Yumi Imai, Ryan S. Cousins, Siming Liu, Brian M. Phelps, Joseph A. Promes


Type 1 diabetes pathogenesis and the role of inhibitory receptors in islet tolerance

Tijana Martinov, Brian T. Fife


Incretins in obesity and diabetes

Chee W. Chia, Josephine M. Egan


The role of estrogens in the adipose tissue milieu

John R. Bracht, Victoria J. Vieira‐Potter, Roberta De Souza Santos, Orhan K. Öz, Biff F. Palmer, Deborah J. Clegg