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Concern over increasing diabetes rates

John Kerr posted in on March 4th, 2013.

New research, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, has highlighted the increasing prevalence of diabetes in New Zealand, and found that the numbers are likely to rise further in the future. The University of Otago study, based on survey and blood sample data from the 2008/2009 NZ Adult Nutrition Survey, estimated that 7% of […]

Prof Jim Mann calls for govt to ‘wake up’ on diabetes

John Kerr posted in on November 22nd, 2012.

 Professor Jim Mann from the University of Otago berates authorities for their lack action and engagement on the issue of diabetes in New Zealand in opinion article for the Otago Daily Times. His commentary follows an article in the Times last week in which Dunedin National list MP and chief whip Michael Woodhouse rejected claims […]

NZ must change ‘obesogenic’ environment – Researchers

John Kerr posted in on August 18th, 2011.

New Zealand’s obesity problem is getting worse and researchers are becoming more vocal about the need for action to avoid a looming health crisis. The latest announcement comes in the form of a video produced by the University of Otago (embedded below). The video explores how to change the current “obesogenic” environment – which provides […]

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