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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Western Diet Increases Alzheimer's Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — A protein often located on the surface of fat droplets within cells -- and especially abundant in the muscles of endurance athletes -- can kick-start the more efficient and healthful breakdown of ... read more

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

Study Shows Diabetes Treatment Helps Reduce Weight in Children With Autism

Aug. 24, 2016 — A drug that's been used for decades in the treatment of type 2 diabetes is proving effective in helping to control weight gain in children who are treated for autism spectrum disorder, according ... read more

Diets Avoiding Dry-Cooked Foods Can Protect Against Diabetes, Say Researchers

Aug. 24, 2016 — Simple changes in how we cook could go a long way towards preventing diabetes, say researchers. A new study found that obese individuals with signs of insulin resistance showed improvement simply by ... 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

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

Aug. 22, 2016 — A study of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — In doses equivalent to those used regularly in human children, antibiotics changed the mix of gut microbes in young mice to dramatically increase their risk for type 1 ... 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

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