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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Comparing Coronary Artery Calcium Scores in Patients With Psoriasis, Diabetes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Assessing coronary artery calcium (CAC) is a measure of the severity of atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) and a cornerstone for screening for risk of future cardiac events. The inflammatory skin ... read more

Recommended Blood Pressure Targets for Diabetes Are Being Challenged

Aug. 23, 2016 — The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare recently raised the recommended target blood pressure for patients with diabetes. This may lead to more patients suffering from stroke or heart ... read more

Researcher Takes Close Look at 'Inflamm-Aging'

Aug. 23, 2016 — Scientists have investigated the role of the ghrelin receptor, growth hormone secretagogue receptor, or GHSR, in age associated adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance in ... read more

Citrus Fruits Could Help Prevent Obesity-Related Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes

Aug. 21, 2016 — Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you -- they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these ... read more

New Oral Diabetes Drugs May Also Protect Patients' Kidney Health

Aug. 18, 2016 — In a clinical trial of patients with type 2 diabetes, canagliflozin (a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor) slowed kidney function decline to a greater extent than glimepiride (a sulfonylurea), ... read more

In Cells, Some Oxidants Are Needed

Aug. 18, 2016 — Some studies are showing that reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules sometimes can aid in maintaining health -- findings now boosted by a surprising discovery from the ... read more

Gallstone Disease May Increase Heart Disease Risk

Aug. 18, 2016 — A history of gallstone disease was linked to a 23 percent increased risk of developing coronary heart disease. Preventing gallstone disease may also benefit heart health, say ... read more

Greater Intake of Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Associated With Lower Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

Aug. 18, 2016 — In middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes, intake of at least 500 mg/d of dietary long-chain ?-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, easily achievable with two weekly servings of oily fish, ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with vascular stiffening and the development of cardiovascular disease. Obese and diabetic premenopausal women are most at risk -- even more than men of the ... read more

Gene Associated With Age-Related Hearing Loss

Aug. 18, 2016 — A large screening program has identified several genes associated with age-related conditions including hearing loss, retinal degeneration and osteoarthritis. The animal study may lead to studies of ... read more

Regenerative Bandage Heals Diabetic Wounds Faster

Aug. 17, 2016 — An antioxidant bandage heals wounds four times faster by delivering a protein that promotes cell repair, report investigators. Called a "regenerative bandage," the novel material heals ... read more

Gene Variant Explains Differences in Diabetes Drug Response

Aug. 16, 2016 — A large international study of metformin, the world’s most commonly used type 2 diabetes drug, reveals genetic differences among patients that may explain why some respond much better to the drug ... read more

New Study Reveals a Novel Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Aug. 16, 2016 — A possible new explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes has been revealed by researchers. A minority of obese individuals, the so-called healthy ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a novel link between chronic kidney disease and diabetes. When kidneys fail, urea that builds up in the blood can cause diabetes, concludes a new ... read more

Sedentary Time May Raise Heart Disease Risk

Aug. 15, 2016 — Being sedentary is not just a lack of exercise, it is a potentially independent risk factor for heart disease and stroke, according to a science advisory from the American Heart ... read more

Aug. 12, 2016 — Researchers have devised a method for producing toroid-shaped particles through a process called vortex ring freezing. The particles are mass produceable through inexpensive ... read more

Sugar Addiction: Discovery of a Brain Sugar Switch

Aug. 12, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers had assumed that this was a purely passive process. The transportation of sugar into the ... read more

Study Links Child Obesity at Age 9-11 Years to Gestational Diabetes in Mother

Aug. 11, 2016 — New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both ... read more

Hospitalization Risks for Patients With Diabetes and Solid-Organ Malignancy

Aug. 10, 2016 — New research suggests diabetes increases the risk of hospitalization for patients suffering solid-organ malignancy and highlights a need for further understanding of the mechanisms and economic ... read more

'Aggressive Drunk' Gene May Protect Carriers from Obesity, Associated Risks

Aug. 10, 2016 — A genetic mutation that makes its bearers more likely to behave impulsively while intoxicated may shield them from obesity and change the way testosterone impacts insulin resistance, indicates a new ... read more

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