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September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015

New Treatment Strategy Identified for Tumors Associated With Diabetes

Sep. 1, 2015 — If you have diabetes and cancer, here's some hope. In a new research report, scientists reveal a newly discovered tissue- and organ-specific mechanism that regulates blood vessel growth, and ... 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

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

Data Mining DNA for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Genes

Aug. 19, 2015 — A new genome-wide association study of polycystic ovary syndrome -- the first of its kind to focus on women of European ancestry -- has provided important new insights into the underlying biology of ... read more

Drug Helps Patients With Diabetes Lose Weight

Aug. 18, 2015 — Among overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes, daily injection of the diabetes drug liraglutide with a modified insulin pen device, in addition to diet and exercise, resulted in greater ... read more

Diabetes Drug Metformin's Primary Effect Is in the Gut, Not the Bloodstream

Aug. 18, 2015 — Metformin was introduced as a type-2 diabetes treatment decades ago, but researchers still debate how the drug works. A new study shows that metformin’s primary effect occurs in the gut, not the ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A new study is changing how researchers look at diabetes research and the drugs used to treat the disease. Researchers report that a key enzyme involved in the body's response to glucose can ... read more

Genomic Testing Triggers a Diabetes Diagnosis Revolution

Aug. 17, 2015 — Over a 10 year period, the time that babies receive genetic testing after being diagnosed with diabetes has fallen from over four years to under two months. Pinpointing the exact genetic causes of ... read more

MicroRNA Markers for Madhumeha

Aug. 14, 2015 — Researchers have shown the biomarker role of certain circulatory microRNAs characteristic of ‘Asian Indian phenotype’ in patients with type 2 ... read more

Gestational Diabetes: A Diabetes Predictor in Fathers

Aug. 13, 2015 — Gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, affects between three and 20 percent of pregnant women. Those who develop gestational diabetes are seven times as likely to ... read more

Predicting Risk for Deadly Cardiac Events

Aug. 12, 2015 — A marker commonly used to determine if a patient is having a heart attack can also be used to identify stable patients at high risk for deadly cardiac events, according to a new ... read more

Study Links Insulin Resistance With Language Problems in Women

Aug. 12, 2015 — Insulin resistance -- one of the hallmarks of type 2 diabetes -- is associated with language problems (a lack of verbal fluency) in women, a sign of cognitive decline associated with dementia, ... read more

Molecular Discovery Paves Way for New Diabetic Heart Disease Treatments

Aug. 12, 2015 — Researchers have discovered why heart disease is the number-one killer of people with diabetes, a breakthrough finding opening the way for new treatments to combat the disease in diabetic patients by ... read more

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