2016 SSEW Symposium

May 20, 2016

"San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation law requiring display ads for sugary drinks to carry warnings of increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay can take effect in July as scheduled, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in rejecting a challenge by the beverage industry.

May 17, 2016


"Refugees who fled to Europe a generation ago are significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they initially settled in poor neighborhoods, according to a study of 60,000 refugees who came to Sweden between 1987 and 1991.

The study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, takes advantage of a natural experiment the Swedish government unwittingly created when it began dispersing refugees across the country, more or less at random, to ease labor market conditions and help new arrivals integrate more easily into Swedish society.

April 05, 2016

This month, the Diabetes Center at UCSF announced that it has embarked on a precision medicine initiative withYes Health, an all-mobile program to prevent type 2 diabetes.

March 18, 2016

"Research by UC San Francisco scientists has opened up a surprising new avenue for potential therapies to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders that are associated with chronic tissue inflammation in obesity.