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Nut consumption and weight change – is it positive or negative?

11th October 2019. Dr Chee L Khoo We all know that weight management is not as simple as a calories in calories out equation. Increasing nut consumption in particular, in theory, can cause weight gain because of nuts’ energy density but it doesn’t always translate…

Pancreatic cancer screening – why are we not there yet?

10th September, 2019. Dr Chee L Khoo Let’s face it. We all dread the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in any of our patients. There aren’t too many red flags that we can rely on to warn us that something is not right with this deep…

Do all overweight kids develop diabetes? If not, who does?

Do all fat kids become diabetics? If not, who does? As GPs we often see little kids already carrying extra weight and we know that many of these will go on to become overweight or obese adults. Many overweight kids and overweight adults will go…

GPs look after type 2 diabetes as good as the diabetes centres

70-80% of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are managed in primary care in Australia. Patients managed in hospital based outpatients have the advantage of multi-disciplinary team care. They have dietitians, credentialled diabetes educator (CDE), physiotherapists and of course, the endocrinologist in the team. On…

Blood pressure tablets and lung cancer – is there a concern?

Most of you would have read about the recent study linking some medications used to treat blood pressure to the risk of lung cancer. This was published in the British Medical Journal last week. it was a bit of a surprise to some extent although once…

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