Thursday 17 February 2022
Professor Christine Jasoni is the latest in a string of EDOR researchers to take up leadership positions, both at the University and nationally.
Thursday 17 February 2022
Professor Christine Jasoni is the latest in a string of EDOR researchers to take up leadership positions, both at the University and nationally.
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Heavy school bags are a “significant” issue for teenagers, with one-third of them thinking their bag is too heavy to walk or bike to school, BEATS Research from University of Otago shows.
Friday 21 January 2022
Newly-knighted Otago researcher Professor Jim Mann is calling on the Government to follow its world-leading anti-tobacco policies with a National Food Strategy.
Thursday 20 January 2022
Professor Louise Signal finds that 11-13 year olds are exposed to 554 brands a day, using wearable camera data
Thursday 13 January 2022
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler and colleagues are researching new technologies for improved insulin delivery for those with type 1 diabetes.
Wednesday 12 January 2022
Professor Jim Mann, EDOR Co-Director, has been recognised with a knighthood in the 2022 New Year Honours.
Wednesday 22 December 2021
An individualised, rather than universal approach is needed for effective diabetes prevention, a new study has revealed.
Friday 17 December 2021
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler talked with Leah Panapa at Magic Talk about diabetes, as part of November's Diabetes Action Month.
Thursday 25 November 2021
Low energy diets using formula meal replacements are the most effective for weight loss in type 2 diabetes, University of Otago researchers have discovered.
Friday 19 November 2021
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) at the University of Otago is supporting Sneaker Friday, a Diabetes NZ event to raise awareness for the many New Zealanders living with diabetes.
Thursday 18 November 2021
EDOR members Professor Mike Lean and Dr Andrew Reynolds, along with international colleagues, have published a study on the most effective diets for achieving remission of type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday 3 November 2021
University staff are being encouraged to put their best foot forward to raise diabetes awareness by taking part in Sneaker Friday.
Tuesday 2 November 2021
Wear your sneakers to work on Friday 19 November, and support Diabetes Action Month's first ever Sneaker Friday!
Tuesday 28 September 2021
EDOR advisory board member and endocrinologist Dr Ole Schmiedel calls for more work on reducing obesity in Aotearoa New Zealand to prevent type 2 diabetes.
Wednesday 11 August 2021
Meet some of EDOR's postgraduate students, who are conducting a range of research trials and projects as part of their PhD studies.
Thursday 29 July 2021
EDOR members have been successful in gaining research funds from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC)
Friday 23 July 2021
Professor Rachael Taylor and other EDOR members have contributed to the recent virtual Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) meeting.
Wednesday 14 July 2021
EDOR member Associate Professor Ben Wheeler and his group are developing an artificial pancreas that can automatically deliver insulin to those with diabetes, based on their usual needs.
Thursday 8 July 2021
Professor Jim Mann explains why we need to keep talking about how to address the obesity pandemic in this ODT opinion piece.
Thursday 1 July 2021
Professor Jeremy Krebs has been interviewed by RNZ's Jim Mora on recent reports of a new drug to treat obesity.
Friday 25 June 2021
Associate Professor Rachael McLean talks with Consumer magazine about "healthy" juice claims.
Thursday 17 June 2021
Professor Jim Mann comments on the simple but powerful gesture by football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at the Euro 2020 competition this week.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
The passing of Sir Eion Edgar this week leaves a keen sense of loss for members of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
Sir Eion, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year, died yesterday aged 76.
Tuesday 8 June 2021
Pacific nations are leading the way regionally with taxes on sugary drinks in a bid to battle obesity and related diseases, new University of Otago-led research reveals.
Friday 4 June 2021
EDOR members Professors Jim Mann and Jeremy Krebs have co-authored a paper in The Lancet on cardiovascular risk prediction using type 2 diabetes screening data.
Friday 28 May 2021
Associate Professor Lisa Te Morenga comments on research showing an increase in sugary drink exports from NZ to the Pacific Islands, despite chronic diet-related disease being the number one cause of death in this part of the world.
Tuesday 25 May 2021
A systematic review by EDOR researchers of child sleep interventions has made some interesting findings.
Friday 14 May 2021
The Young Foods NZ study is learning more about what, and how, we feed our young tamariki.
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Sir Eion, EDOR chair and benefactor, has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Thursday 22 April 2021
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre welcomes the NZ Health system reforms announced on the 21 April, 2021.
Thursday 15 April 2021
Research out of the University of Otago’s Department of Human Nutrition has examined the nutritional quality of baby food pouches found in most supermarkets.
Thursday 8 April 2021
EDOR Directors Rachael Taylor and Jim Mann attended the parliamentary launch of the Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report on 15 March 2021.
Thursday 1 April 2021
The Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report found that around 600 amputations could be avoided in New Zealand each year if better foot screening and podiatry services were made available for everyone with type 2 diabetes.
Tuesday 30 March 2021
Does streaming before dreaming make for a worse night’s sleep? That’s the question University of Otago researchers are hoping to answer when they monitor young people’s screen-use at bedtime to see if it impacts sleep quality.
Thursday 25 March 2021
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research advisory board member, Dr Ofa Dewes, is calling for communities to work together to implement the findings of the Economic and Social Cost of Type 2 Diabetes report, launched at Parliament on 15 March 2021.
Monday 15 March 2021
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR), Healthier Lives - He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge, and Diabetes New Zealand have released a hard-hitting report into the cost of type 2 diabetes in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Monday 15 March 2021
EDOR researchers collaborate with many other research organisations. Here we profile the work being done in collaboration with the Riddet Institute, as part of the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding.
Thursday 4 March 2021
Taking another step towards an “artificial pancreas” to improve the health of people with Type 1 diabetes is the focus of a new University of Otago study.
Thursday 18 February 2021
Research by EDOR member Professor Louise Signal is again in the spotlight, with junk food marketing to children still going unchecked.
Thursday 11 February 2021
On average, 12-year-old children snack on unhealthy food and beverages five times a day, according to new research from the University of Otago.
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Professor Jim Mann talks about nutritional therapy for type 2 diabetes, and what we need to be doing right now.
Friday 29 January 2021
EDOR researcher Barbara Galland has been promoted to Professor from February 2021.
Friday 4 December 2020
EDOR members comment on the recently released 2019/2020 NZ Health Survey, which shows no decrease in adult obesity rates and marked ethnic & socioeconomic inequalities.
Monday 30 November 2020
Professor Mike Lean shows how remission of type 2 diabetes using a dietary approach is possible.
Thursday 26 November 2020
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler and Dr Sara Styles are involved in a number of initiatives aimed at improving the management of type 1 diabetes, a disease that primarily affect children.
Thursday 19 November 2020
The results of the COVID Kai Survey are out and show that most people consumed more unhealthy snacks and drinks during New Zealand's lockdowns.
Wednesday 18 November 2020
Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared to their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found.
Friday 13 November 2020
World Diabetes Day is more important than ever in 2020, with diabetes being a major risk factor for poor outcomes from a COVID-19 infection.
Friday 6 November 2020
University of Otago researchers have contributed to a new comprehensive global study which reveals concerning height and Body Mass Index (BMI) trends among school-aged children and adolescents.
Friday 6 November 2020
Two EDOR Professors have commented on a recent study which shows that Māori patients receive fewer prescriptions for the common diabetes medication Metformin than non-Māori patients.
Wednesday 4 November 2020
Professor Jim Mann has been interviewed by Radio NZ about the under-funding of public health services in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tuesday 3 November 2020
EDOR researchers have found that nearly half of the energy intake in NZ preschoolers is from ultra-processed foods.
Monday 2 November 2020
New Zealand children consume almost half of their energy intake from ultra-processed food by 12 months old, with consumption rising even higher by the time they turn five.
Thursday 22 October 2020
Dr Mona Elbalshy has been awarded a Freemasons Fellowship for her work into more affordable blood glucose monitoring, for the management of type 1 diabetes in children.
Thursday 15 October 2020
EDOR researchers have commented in the media this week on why obesity is not just about personal responsibility.
Wednesday 7 October 2020
A world-first Otago study has revealed flash glucose monitors help youth with type 1 diabetes better monitor their blood sugar levels, but it does not improve glucose control.
Thursday 1 October 2020
Sir Eion Edgar, benefactor and advisory board chair for the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, is an avid supporter of health research. A recent interview offers insight into why supporting research is important to him.
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Professor Jeremy Krebs, Endocrinologist and EDOR researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, was part of the research team who carried out a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a digital health programme for self-management of diabetes and prediabetes
Wednesday 16 September 2020
Dr Lisa Te Morenga, EDOR researcher at Victoria University of Wellington, has been awarded an HRC Health Delivery Research Grant.
Tuesday 8 September 2020
Professor Jim Mann comments on the recent UNICEF report on child health, which ranks New Zealand second to worst out of 41 countries for childhood obesity.
Wednesday 5 August 2020
EDOR director Professor Rachael Taylor has been interviewed by RNZ on the use of intermittant fasting.
Thursday 30 July 2020
Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell and colleagues have published a review outlining measures needed to improve the monitoring of weight gain during pregnancy.
Friday 17 July 2020
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research members have been successful in the recent NZ Health Research Council funding round.
Wednesday 8 July 2020
Ever reach the end of a working day and wish you had moved your body just a bit more than you managed to achieve? Well here’s the perfect opportunity to break those sedentary habits, get a little bit of activity during work time, and benefit both yourself and some Otago research in the process.
Tuesday 30 June 2020
EDOR researchers publish a qualitative study of perceptions of infant and child sleep practices among Māori whānau
Friday 12 June 2020
Parents of pre-schoolers can take reassurance from new Otago research which shows early bedtimes aren’t vital for healthy development, as long as young children get enough sleep.
Wednesday 3 June 2020
Professor Jim Mann, Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre Co-Director, and EDOR member Associate Professor Rachael McLean, have contributed to the largest ever study of global cholesterol levels, published in the prestigious journal Nature.
Friday 29 May 2020
The HRC announced their 2020 Emerging Researcher grant recipients this week and EDOR members feature in two of the eight grants awarded to University of Otago applicants.
Thursday 21 May 2020
Dr Andrew Reynolds was interviewed by Jesse Mulligan at Radio NZ about his study showing that unprocessed whole grains are more beneficial for adults with Type 2 diabetes.
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Eating more fibre can improve life expectancy for those with diabetes, Otago researchers say.
Thursday 14 May 2020
Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell, EDOR researcher and public health physician, has co-authored a letter to the New Zealand Medical Journal on the meeting of two pandemics - COVID-19 and diabetes.
Thursday 30 April 2020
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research member Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Victoria University of Wellington, is involved in a worldwide survey on how COVID-19 has changed the way we cook and eat.
Wednesday 15 April 2020
Professor Jim Mann has highlighted an important aspect of food security in New Zealand, as revealed in the flour shortages reported during COVID-19.
Thursday 19 March 2020
EDOR researchers have contributed to a review of food or beverage interventions involving taxes or subsidies, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Thursday 12 March 2020
EDOR researchers have found that found high-fibre diets are a key aspect of diabetes management.
Wednesday 4 March 2020
World Obesity Day 2020 is today, Wednesday 4 March. The EDOR DREAM team is looking at a novel intervention approach for childhood obesity.
Friday 28 February 2020
View recordings of the Evidence to Everyday research symposium presentations, held in Wellington on 20 September, 2019.
Wednesday 19 February 2020
Dr Andrew Reynolds, an EDOR research fellow, has been granted a three-year fellowship from the NZ Heart Foundation.
Thursday 13 February 2020
The New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Wellington 6-8 May.
Wednesday 5 February 2020
Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell spoke about the dietary patterns of teenagers and obesity-promoting food environments at the BEATS symposium 2020.
Thursday 23 January 2020
EDOR researcher and public health physician, Dr Rachael McLean, discusses how we can reduce our salt intake in the latest edition of the NZ Listener.
Monday 13 January 2020
Development of an innovative dietary supplement to combat diabetes with a natural extract derived from the dahlia plant has reached a second round of human trials, with volunteers required in the Wellington region.
Thursday 12 December 2019
Three EDOR researchers have been made Professor or Associate Professor in the recent University of Otago promotion round.
Friday 6 December 2019
Several EDOR members have been successful in the gaining funding from the Royal Society Te Apārangi's Marsden fund in 2019.
Friday 22 November 2019
The Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Research Team, including EDOR member Associate Professor Kirsten Coppell, has been awarded the University of Otago 2019 Research Group Award.
Thursday 14 November 2019
World Diabetes Day is November 14 and this year is part of Diabetes Awareness month.
Thursday 7 November 2019
A new strategic research project led by EDOR Director Professor Rachael Taylor, with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whānau, has been awarded $1.7 million over three years from A Better Start National Science Challenge.
Friday 25 October 2019
The cost of diabetes-related hospital admissions to Dunedin and Southland Hospitals for the 2016/2017 financial year was $41 million, new University of Otago research reveals.
Friday 18 October 2019
EDOR researcher Dr Lisa Te Morenga wins the Royal Society Te Apārangi Hamilton Award, which was presented at the Research Honours Awards Aotearoa in Dunedin on the 17th October, 2019.
Friday 11 October 2019
The Cost of Food panel discussion, held at the Evidence to Everyday symposium on 20 September, 2019, was recorded by Radio NZ and is now available on their website.
Wednesday 2 October 2019
Professor Jim Mann has commented on a series of reviews suggesting that there are very few health benefits to cutting your consumption of red and processed meat.
Friday 20 September 2019
"From Evidence to Everyday: Translating nutrition research for a healthy Aotearoa", a symposium organised by the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, was held on Friday 20 September, 2019, at the Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, University of Otago, Wellington.
Wednesday 17 July 2019
EDOR researchers comment on a mental health and life expectancy report published in The Lancet.
Wednesday 19 June 2019
Infant sleep and nutrition studies, co-led by EDOR Director Professor Taylor, have gained significant funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand
Friday 14 June 2019
Two new EDOR Professors have delivered their inaugural professorial lectures.
Thursday 30 May 2019
EDOR staff have featured at Health Research Excellence Awards.
Thursday 23 May 2019
EDOR co-director Kirsten Coppell is concerned about the effect of the environment on health, and has co-authored a report listing key policy recommendations to increase active transport in New Zealand.
Friday 17 May 2019
EDOR benefactor and advisory board chair, Sir Eion Edgar, is busy raising funds to support those with diabetes in New Zealand.
Thursday 2 May 2019
EDOR Director Professor Rachael Taylor delivered her Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the 30 April, 2019.
Wednesday 27 March 2019
Watch the presentations from the Focus on Fibre and Food Monitoring symposium, held on 11-12 February, 2019, in Dunedin, NZ.
Thursday 14 March 2019
EDOR researchers Dr Andrew Reynolds and Professor Jim Mann led a study on whole grains and health in type 2 diabetes, assisted by visiting Swedish postgraduate student Sebastian Åberg.
Wednesday 6 March 2019
EDOR hosted Distinguished Professor Linda M. Collins from Pennsylvania State University, to give a seminar and run a workshop on the multiphase optimization strategy (MOST), an alternative way of running interventions.
Thursday 7 February 2019
As dietary factors and obesity have taken over as the key causes of the global burden of disease, University of Otago nutrition experts say there’s a desperate need for a national nutrition survey to see what New Zealanders are eating, with the most recent survey a decade old.
Monday 21 January 2019
A paper published in the Lancet by EDOR researchers Dr Andrew Reynolds, Professor Jim Mann and Dr Lisa Te Morenga has received widespread media coverage.
Friday 11 January 2019
University of Otago researchers have found a link between higher intakes of dietary fibre and whole grain foods and a reduction in the risk of a wide range of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors.
Tuesday 20 November 2018
The Focus on Fibre and Food Monitoring symposium was held on 11-12 February, 2019, in Dunedin.
Wednesday 14 November 2018
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre released an infographic for World Diabetes Day 2018
Thursday 25 October 2018
One of the country’s leading scientists in the area of gout and metabolic disease, University of Otago Professor Tony Merriman, is one of three researchers nationally to receive a prestigious James Cook Fellowship.
Friday 19 October 2018
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Researchers have chaired sessions at He ora te whakapiri: Unleashing the potential of New Zealand life course research.
Thursday 4 October 2018
Three highly-promising University of Otago researchers and another recently departed from the university, have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships worth $3.2 million by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Friday 14 September 2018
Professor Jim Mann, Co-Director of EDOR, has commented on a study showing that serving sizes have increased in New Zealand fast food outlets.
Thursday 13 September 2018
A nutrition textbook co-edited by EDOR Co-Director Professor Jim Mann, was highly commended in the recent British Medical Association medical book awards.
Monday 3 September 2018
Unhealthy diet is the leading preventable risk for poor health in New Zealand. Diet-related diseases (and how we manage them) is becoming a pressing issue for the country.
Monday 3 September 2018
When it comes to obesity prevention, sleep is not usually something that springs to mind, but a University of Otago research team has found we should not underestimate its importance.
Wednesday 8 August 2018
EDOR Co-director Professor Jim Mann has commented on a report that found that mandatory folic acid fortification is linked to lower rates of birth defects, and that taking folic acid supplements at the recommended doses in pregnancy has no adverse effects on pregnancy outcome or the child’s health.
Friday 20 July 2018
New research by EDOR member Louise Signal has found that two thirds of foods sold at New Zealand sporting venues are classed as junk food.
Wednesday 18 July 2018
Several EDOR members are speaking at the Tackling Diet-related Disease in New Zealand symposium in September, 2018.
Thursday 5 July 2018
Professor Jim Mann has commented on a University of Otago study on obesity in New Zealand, that predicts that two million Kiwis will be obese by 2038.
Thursday 28 June 2018
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research (EDOR) Director, Professor Rachael Taylor, has commented on the new UK strategies for preventing childhood obesity.
Thursday 21 June 2018
Several members of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre have enjoyed recent funding success.
Tuesday 5 June 2018
The Kids'Cam team has been featured in the latest issue of the Otago Magazine, and their seminal paper published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity last year has just been awarded best publication for 2017.
Thursday 3 May 2018
EDOR researchers have two back-to-back letters published in The Lancet, commenting on the PURE study that was published in August 2017.
Tuesday 1 May 2018
EDOR member Dr Moana Theodore has been awarded a prestigious four-year fellowship aimed at providing better health and well-being for Māori.
Thursday 12 April 2018
Associate Professor Ben Wheeler, Paediatric Endocrinologist and member of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR), has commenced a trial to assess the real-world effectiveness of novel flash continuous glucose monitors in teenagers with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes.
Thursday 5 April 2018
EDOR researchers speak at Tātai Oranga: Joining forces to tackle metabolic conditions, held at Iritekura Marae in Waipiro Bay and in Gisborne, 4-6 April 2018.
Wednesday 28 March 2018
The journey to obesity can start as young as age one so increased physical activity should be established and encouraged early, University of Otago researchers say.
Wednesday 21 March 2018
EDOR researcher Dr Kirsten Coppell has been interviewed by NZ Doctor about her successful prediabetes intervention study in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Thursday 15 March 2018
Professor Jim Mann comments on the close links between obesity and type 2 diabetes. If sugar is reduced, rates of both obesity and type 2 diabetes are likely to be reduced.
Tuesday 13 March 2018
"The global effort to tackle obesity and diabetes" public lecture presentations, held on Friday 23 February 2018, are now available to watch online.
Wednesday 7 February 2018
University of Otago researchers are ready to take a significant step in the development of a new natural product that could potentially prevent diabetes.
Wednesday 24 January 2018
"The global effort to tackle obesity and diabetes" public lecture took place on Friday 23 February, 2018, 3.30pm, at the Dunedin public art gallery.
Thursday 18 January 2018
EDOR researcher Professor Tony Merriman has received a Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award to undertake research in the United States.
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Professor Jim Mann talks with Mark Sainsbury about why energy drinks may be even worse than sugary drinks.
Thursday 4 January 2018
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre member Louise Signal has been promoted to full professor.
Thursday 7 December 2017
Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging – until now, thanks to a new method developed by the University of Otago.
Monday 4 December 2017
The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge is asking for stakeholder input into its research priorities for the next five years.
Friday 1 December 2017
Dr Lisa Te Morenga has commented on calls by Consumer NZ and the Dental Association for manufacturers to show the amount of added sugar in foods and drinks.
Thursday 23 November 2017
Professors Jim Mann and Barry Taylor comment on the NZ annual health survey finding that a third of adults and nearly 100,000 children are now obese.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Cutting saturated fat in children’s diets reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday 16 November 2017
An extraordinary feat by three senior students at John McGlashan College has raised funds for research into type 1 diabetes at the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.
Friday 10 November 2017
Associate Professor Louise Signal and colleagues have discovered that children are visiting food outlets twice a day on average.
Thursday 2 November 2017
EDOR researcher Jeremy Krebs is investigating if adults with prediabetes who take a probiotic supplement can improve the glucose and fat levels in their blood.
Thursday 26 October 2017
New Zealand is still third in the OECD for rates of obesity. EDOR Professors Barry Taylor and Jim Mann explain what needs to happen to make a positive change in obesity statistics in New Zealand.
Thursday 19 October 2017
Senior health researchers from China met with University of Otago researchers last week to develop shared interests as part of the New Zealand-China Non-communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre.
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Associate Professor Louise Signal has evidence 'caught on camera' that Kiwi kids are being bombarded with an average of 27 junk food advertisements a day in their schools, homes and on the streets.
Tuesday 19 September 2017
EDOR researcher Dr Lisa Te Morenga is part of team designing a mobile health (mHealth) tool in partnership with Māori and Pasifika Communities, to help Kiwis become healthier and reduce their risk of heart disease, obesity.
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Professor Jim Mann comments on the PURE study, published in The Lancet, in which the authors' call for global dietary guidelines to be reconsidered in the light of its findings.
Tuesday 29 August 2017
Four EDOR researchers spoke about their child health research at the Otago Spotlight Series forum in Wellington on 12 September, 2017.
Thursday 3 August 2017
The Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre has been reconfirmed as a flagship research centre at the University of Otago.
Thursday 3 August 2017
Darlene Pupi, a University of Otago medical student, used her HRC-funded Pacific Health Career Development Award to explore the economic cost of diabetes among Pacific peoples living in New Zealand.
Friday 28 July 2017
Lisa Te Morenga reveals some of the pitfalls of the health star rating system and how it can be misleading when it comes to sugar.
Tuesday 11 July 2017
New glucose sensor technology has just become available in New Zealand but as it is not funded by Pharmac, University of Otago researchers fear it could be out of reach for some people with diabetes in this country.
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Babies who feed themselves as soon as they have started eating solids appear to be less fussy eaters, new University of Otago research has found.
Wednesday 5 July 2017
EDOR staff and students featured at the Southern Health Research Symposium and Excellence Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday 29 June, 2017.
Thursday 15 June 2017
EDOR members have been successful in obtaining Health Research Council funding to investigate the role of sleep in health/education outcomes for Pacific families, and to explore ways to maximise the effectiveness of sleep interventions for Pacific communities.
Thursday 8 June 2017
EDOR researchers feature in the local comedic documentary, "Wilbur: The King in the Ring" about a former pro-wrestler and his journey with bariatric surgery.
Wednesday 24 May 2017
The 5th edition of the popular textbook, Essentials of Human Nutrition, edited by EDOR Co-director Professor Jim Mann and colleague Professor Stewart Truswell, has just been published and was celebrated at a book launch on 23 May, 2017.
Friday 19 May 2017
EDOR researchers have visited China this week, as members of the New Zealand-China Non-Communicable Diseases Research Collaboration Centre.
Thursday 27 April 2017
A study recently published in the international journal Pediatrics, by EDOR director Professor Rachael Taylor, has found that modified playgrounds involving more risk-taking may make kids feel less bullied.
Wednesday 12 April 2017
An up-and-coming University of Otago scientist has been funded by the Otago Southland Diabetes Research Trust to undertake cutting-edge research into how the processing of whole grains affects blood-sugar levels of people with diabetes.
Thursday 6 April 2017
Listen to a recording of The 'cost' of sugar forum, which was broadcast on RNZ National on Friday, 14 April, 2017.
Monday 20 March 2017
The Diabesity Crisis: how can we make a difference? symposium was held in Auckland on 17 March, 2017
Sunday 19 March 2017
Kim Hill talks with Professor Rachel Batterham about bariatric surgery on her Radio New Zealand Saturday morning show, following Professor Batterham's presentation at the Diabesity Crisis symposium on 17, March, 2017.
Friday 17 March 2017
Getting teenagers more active and how our gut hormones impact on obesity are just two of a wide range of topics being discussed at a major gathering of top national and international researchers at Auckland City Hospital today.
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Register for The 'cost' of sugar forum, chaired by Kim Hill, and hosted by Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research, and the National Science Challenges A Better Start and Healthier Lives, 16 March, 7-9pm, Auckland City Hospital.
Wednesday 15 March 2017
The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research centres after a rigorous evaluation process.
Tuesday 7 March 2017
Families who receive brief interventions about how to improve their children’s sleep have infants who are much less likely to be overweight, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday 19 January 2017
Professor Jim Mann comments on new research that calls into question a test used to identify diabetes risk.
Wednesday 7 December 2016
EDOR member Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs has been instrumental in acquiring New Zealand’s first whole room calorimeter system for obesity research.
Tuesday 6 December 2016
An EDOR prediabetes pilot project has won an Excellence in Innovation award at the recent Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Health Awards.
Monday 5 December 2016
A novel Otago-led prediabetes pilot project has won an Excellence in Innovation award at the recent Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Health Awards.
Thursday 3 November 2016
EDOR member Professor Tony Merriman is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Thursday 27 October 2016
Professor Jim Mann has commented on the suggestion that e-cigarettes could be used to combat obesity.
Tuesday 18 October 2016
New University of Otago research suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits.
Friday 7 October 2016
EDOR researchers featured in the Otago Spotlight Series forum on cardiovascular disease, which was held in Wellington on Tuesday, 20 September 2016.
Friday 30 September 2016
Professor Jim Mann talks about the conflicting messages circulating about the carbohydrate (and fats) in your diet.
Friday 23 September 2016
A modified baby-led weaning approach shows no difference in choking risk between spoon-fed babies, and those who feed themselves appropriate finger foods.
Thursday 22 September 2016
The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge held their inaugural kōrero tahi in Wellington on the 18th October, 2016.
Wednesday 14 September 2016
Radio Live's John MacDonald asks Jim Mann about paleo diets and the value of consuming dairy products, following controversial advice given by Australian chef Pete Evans to cut out dairy products.
Friday 9 September 2016
EDOR members comment on the Health Star Rating system.
Thursday 8 September 2016
Professor Jim Mann and other nutrition experts discuss the problem with dried fruit.
Wednesday 7 September 2016
Three women scientists with links to EDOR talk about heart disease and diabetes at Queenstown Research Week.
Friday 26 August 2016
New Zealand nutrition experts are calling for an end to the pitting of carbohydrates against fats and say we should instead focus on what is most important – the quality of food in our diets.
Wednesday 24 August 2016
Two EDOR professors speak at the Diabetes and Obesity conference in Nelson.
Friday 19 August 2016
EDOR member Associate Professor Louise Signal and her colleagues are using wearable cameras to follow Tongan children’s environments and the implications for their health.
Wednesday 17 August 2016
Wellington endocrinologist and EDOR member Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs finds good long-term results after weight loss surgery
Thursday 4 August 2016
EDOR researchers have commented on the recent identification of an obesity risk gene variant found in Samoan people.
Tuesday 28 June 2016
A partnership between the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, the Ministry of Health and the HRC leads to new funding opportunities, with a key focus on diabetes research.
Wednesday 22 June 2016
EDOR members have been successful in securing HRC funding, recognising the quality and relevance of this research for New Zealand health.
Thursday 2 June 2016
Jesse Mulligan (Radio NZ) interviews Professor Jim Mann about a recent report suggesting we should be eating high fat, low carbohydrate diets.
Friday 27 May 2016
Bariatric surgery is being debated as the standard treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, but EDOR endocrinologist Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs argues that dietary interventions and medications need greater emphasis.
Wednesday 18 May 2016
Results have been published from the first study comparing baby-led weaning with a traditional spoon-fed approach to introducing solids.
Thursday 12 May 2016
Professor Jim Mann speaks with Listener nutrition writer Jennifer Bowden about the healthiest ways to eat potatoes.
Thursday 12 May 2016
Two EDOR researchers have been awarded HRC feasibility study funding for projects to develop measures of factors that may impact on our health.
Thursday 7 April 2016
EDOR members joined Diabetes NZ for a dawn4diabetes gathering to mark World Health Day.
Monday 4 April 2016
A new global study has found that for the first time in history, more people are obese than underweight.
Wednesday 23 March 2016
EDOR researchers have been instrumental in shaping the WHO guidelines on sugar, with international flow-on effects such as the recently announced British tax on sugary drinks.
Thursday 17 March 2016
The World Sleep Society has developed ten specific recommendations on how to obtain a healthy restorative sleep.
Tuesday 1 March 2016
Professors Stephan Rössner and Dave Grattan talk about the challenges of tackling obesity in 2016.