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The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

Edited by Edited by Alvin C. Powers (Vanderbilt University) and Rexford S. Ahima (University of Pennsylvania)
The Year in Diabetes and Obesity

Published: September 2015

Volume 1353

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The fifth installment of this annual series presents scholarly reviews by leading experts in diabetes and obesity research. A range of timely topics are explored, including insulin resistance in clinical and experimental alcoholic liver disease; the contribution provided by metabolic imaging to the understanding of mechanisms leading to obesity and its complications; imaging methods for analyzing body composition in human obesity and cardiometabolic disease; the impact of diabetes on cognitive function and brain structure; microRNAs in diabetic nephropathy, with a focus on functions, biomarkers, and therapeutic targets; family interventions to improve diabetes outcomes for adults; quality improvement (QI) strategies in diabetes care and the potential role of QI in trying to implement primary prevention of diabetes more widely and effectively; and the changing face of diabetes in youth, with discussion on lessons learned from studies of type 2 diabetes.