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04 Dec 2023

Whole grains for health study – recruiting people with type 2 diabetes

We all know whole grains are healthier than refined, but what happens if those g...

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research

13 Nov 2023

Join us for EDOR's 20th Anniversary Event on Friday 24 November 2023

Register for the EDOR 20th Anniversary event happening on the 24 November 2023 a...

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13 Nov 2023

FEATURE: Flagship research centre celebrates 20th anniversary

Making a real difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes and obesity...

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07 Nov 2023

Type 2 diabetes patients need much more Vitamin C – study

Patients living with Type 2 diabetes – and the healthcare professionals caring f...

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25 Oct 2023

Dunedin Study appoints new Director

Associate Professor Moana Theodore (Ngāpuhi) has been appointed as the new Direc...

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07 Jul 2023

Kids'Cam shows screen time is a concern

New research findings from the Kids'Cam project show that children are spending...

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04 Jul 2023

EDOR Director awarded $5M Health Research grant 

EDOR director, Professor Rachael Taylor and her team have secured the HRC Health...

03 Jul 2023

Diabetes research garners support

A strong partnership between University of Otago researchers and the community i...

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research

21 Jun 2023

EDOR 20th anniversary event

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research is celebrating 20 years as a University of O...

08 Jun 2023

Smoking and weight can impact daily vitamin C requirements

People who smoke need to consume twice as much vitamin C per day as non-smokers,...

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05 May 2023

EDOR calls for a National Food Strategy

EDOR members call for a National Food Strategy, in light of recent international...

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18 Apr 2023

Government action needed to prevent type 2 diabetes

Professor Jim Mann and Dr Andrew Reynolds have featured in Nature Medicine, urgi...

Upcoming events

EDOR 20th anniversary symposium, Friday 24 November 2023, Hutton Theatre, Tūhura Otago Museum, Ōtepoti Dunedin.

Keynote Events

Transforming lives: 100 years of insulin, Thursday 24 November 2022, Parliament Grand Hall, Wellington.

World Sleep Day 2022, Friday 18 March 2022. Watch Professor Alister Neill present on the importance of sleep for health.

Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report launch, 15 March 2021, Parliament Grand Hall, Wellington.

From Evidence to Everyday: translating nutrition research for a healthy Aotearoa, Friday 20 September, Nordmeyer lecture theatre, University of Otago Wellington.

The 'cost' of sugar  forum featured an expert panel discussion, chaired by Kim Hill.  Listen to the Radio NZ recording of this lively and entertaining discussion.

The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? Symposium was held in March 2017.  View the videos to discover the latest research on diabetes and obesity.

Hot topics

Public Health Expert, a University of Otago blog, covers topical major health issues.
Research in Public Health, at the University of Otago. Read about other excellent research projects in public health.
Follow Dr Mike Rayner on twitter discussing the burden and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Research Review

NZ Diabetes and Obesity Research Review features independent commentary by Professor Jeremy Krebs.

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