Unlocking Obesity’s Effects on Nerves

Drs. Eva Feldman and Brian Callaghan have sounded an alarm through their recent research, which has demonstrated that, in addition to peripheral nerve damage, diabetes and obesity can also cause cognitive dysfunction, affecting thinking, reasoning or memory.

With more than 30 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes, and another 87 million diagnosed with obesity, both conditions have become national epidemics. Obesity and diabetes tend to cluster together - many people who have one ailment also suffer from the other.

Both obesity and diabetes are proven to injure the peripheral and central nervous systems, but central obesity - fat collected around the waist - is especially problematic. Read Dr. Callaghan’s interview about how nerve damage is identified and treated, plus how research is leading to new ways for patients to limit or prevent damage.

2020 Notable Callaghan & Feldman Articles

Eva Feldman, M.D., in the lab with Brian Callaghan, M.D.

In 2020, Drs. Feldman and Callaghan have published their findings on the effects of obesity and diabetes on the nervous system in some of the highest-profile journals in the industry, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Mayo Clinic Proceedings and Diabetes Care. Read summaries of each article's findings in the links below.