We are pleased to highlight two recent papers from Dr Sabita Soedamah-Muthu from Tilburg University who is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in IFNH. Both papers confirm Sabita’s link with IFNH. One paper (Imamura et al., 2020; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003102) analyses data from prospective studies relating to fatty acids in the de novo lipogenesis (DNL) pathway and incidence of type 2 diabetes. The key conclusion was that concentrations of fatty acids in the DNL pathway were positively associated with T2D incidence, suggesting that further work on this is needed.
The second paper (Vogtschmidt et al., 2020; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110160) looks at the associations between following of the Dutch dietary guidelines 2015 and elevated depressive and anxiety symptoms in adults with diabetes. They found that following of these dietary guidelines was associated with a lower likelihood of elevated depressive symptoms. It is also pleasing to report that the senior author on this paper is Kim Vogtschmidt who is currently an IFNH-linked PhD student at Reading.