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Beginning 2023: Looking back and moving forward.

Posted by: and on Friday January 13, 2023

As we begin 2023 we look back and forward:


Obesity and related news…

According to a new model, youth type 2 diabetes, especially for non-Hispanic Black youth, is projected to surge in the next 4 decades if the recent upswing continues (https://www.statnews.com/2022/12/30/diabetes-in-youth-is-set-to-skyrocket-in-coming-decades/). The American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for treating obesity in youth have been updated and they include surgery and medications for the first time (https://khn.org/morning-breakout/childhood-obesity-guidelines-updated-now-consider-medications-surgery/). Breakthrough obesity drugs suppress hunger but there are concerns about their lifetime use and other issues (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-04505-7). By 2030 inactivity to take worldwide toll with 3/4 of the cases occurring in lower/upper middle income countries (https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/12/lack-exercise-inactivity-preventable-diseases/). Here are the U.S. Healthy People 3030 objectives (which include obesity and related outcomes) organized by conditions, behaviors, populations, setting and systems and social determinants of health (https://health.gov/healthypeople).


In other nutrition-related health news…


ChatGPT and nutrition/food…


Examples of using ChatGPT in food/nutrition…

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