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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

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

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

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

Higher Weekly Activity Levels Linked to Lower Risk of Five Chronic Diseases

Aug. 10, 2016 — Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases, finds new research: breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and ... read more

US Diabetic Kidney Disease Rate Unchanged

Aug. 9, 2016 — The overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease has not changed significantly in the United States for 30 years, but the characteristics of kidney disease have changed markedly, according to a ... read more

Scientists Discover Potential Avenue to Treating Type 2 Diabetes at Early Stages

Aug. 8, 2016 — Researchers have identified a new potential target for drugs to prevent type 2 diabetes. A new paper shows that blocking a cellular glucose sensor in muscle improves insulin ... read more

Texting a Million People in India Improves Diabetes Prevention

Aug. 8, 2016 — A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent ... read more

Sedentary Behavior Associated With Diabetic Retinopathy

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists evaluated the association of sedentary behavior with diabetic retinopathy using data from the 2005 to 2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination ... read more

Light Shed on Gender Differences in Diabetes and Aging

Aug. 4, 2016 — All's not fair in love and glucose intolerance -- overweight men (and mice) are more prone to get type 2 diabetes than are overweight women (and mice). No one has known why -- until now. ... read more

Soy May Help Protect Women With PCOS from Diabetes, Heart Disease

Aug. 4, 2016 — Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome -- a common cause of female infertility -- may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new ... read more

Combination Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Improves Blood Glucose Control

Aug. 4, 2016 — A combination of three medications -- dapagliflozin, liraglutide and insulin -- helped people with Type 1 diabetes improve blood sugar control and lose weight, according to a new ... read more

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