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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Medication Improves Measure of Kidney Disease in Patients With Diabetes

Sep. 1, 2015 — Among patients with diabetes and kidney disease, most receiving an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or an angiotensin receptor blocker, the addition of the medication finerenone compared with ... read more

Smoking Prevalence Stays the Same but Proportion With No Intention to Quit Rises

Sep. 1, 2015 — Smoking prevalence has stayed the same but the proportion with no intention of quitting has risen in the last seven years, according to new ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ... read more

Young Women With Diabetes Have 6-Fold Risk of Heart Attack

Aug. 31, 2015 — Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to new research. The study in more than 7,000 women also found that young women who had a heart attack ... read more

New Analysis Adds Heart Failure Data for Sitagliptin

Aug. 31, 2015 — Patients with type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease can safely take the antihyperglycemic drug sitagliptin without an increased risk of cardiovascular complications - even if they have a history ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension.The 12-year study in more than 1,200 patients found ... read more

Depression and Extremes of Blood Pressure Predict Highest Rates of Harmful Vascular Events

Aug. 29, 2015 — Depressive symptoms and extremes of blood pressure predict the highest rates of harmful vascular events in patients with existing heart disease, diabetes or stroke, according to new ... read more

In Diabetic Eye Disease, Peripheral Lesions in the Retina Point to Risks of Progression

Aug. 27, 2015 — Investigators have now shown that eyes with diabetic retinal lesions predominantly in peripheral areas of the retina that are seen in UWF images but not in traditional retinal photographs show ... read more

Interrupting Sitting With Walking Breaks Improves Children's Blood Sugar

Aug. 27, 2015 — Taking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar compared to continuously sitting, according to a new ... read more

Antibiotic Use Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Aug. 27, 2015 — People who developed type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a new ... read more

Shift Focus from Calorie Counting to Nutritional Value for Heart Health, Say Experts

Aug. 26, 2015 — It's time to stop counting the calories, and instead start promoting the nutritional value of foods if we are to rapidly cut illness and death from cardiovascular disease and curb the rising ... read more

Adverse Effects of Common Prostate Enlargement and Hair Growth Drugs

Aug. 25, 2015 — Twenty-five percent of men currently taking Finasteride or Dutasteride, popularly known as Proscar and Avodart, for the treatment of benign prostate enlargement, appear not to benefit from taking ... read more

High Iron Intake May Increase Appetite, Disease Risk

Aug. 24, 2015 — Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses ... read more

Similar Outcomes for Mothers and Babies at Low Risk Delivered by Family Physicians and Obstetricians

Aug. 24, 2015 — For pregnant women who are at low risk of complications giving birth, the risk of newborn death and maternal complications is similar for obstetric deliveries by family physicians and obstetricians, ... read more

Diabetes Linked to Bone Health

Aug. 21, 2015 — A link between diabetes and bone health has been found by researchers. Clinical trials have revealed a startling elevation in fracture risk in diabetic patients, the investigators ... read more

Nine Risk Factors May Contribute to Two-Thirds of Alzheimer's Cases Worldwide

Aug. 20, 2015 — Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available ... read more

Potential Biomarker for Pre-Diabetes Discovered

Aug. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a potential biomarker for pre-diabetes. They made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term ... read more

Research Links Psoriasis, Depression

Aug. 20, 2015 — New research indicates that psoriasis patients may have an increased risk of ... read more

Contrary to Previous Studies, Diabetes Affects Diaphragm, Smooth Muscle Cells Differently

Aug. 19, 2015 — Previous studies have shown that diabetes adversely affects breathing and respiratory function. However, in the past, researchers have not differentiated diaphragm muscle cells and the muscle cells ... read more

Exercise to Prevent, Manage Diabetes Is More Effective for College Graduates

Aug. 19, 2015 — Key prescriptions to prevent and manage diabetes -- physical activity and a healthy diet -- don't appear to be working as well for Americans who didn't graduate college, according to a new ... read more

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