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April 30, 2016

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April 30, 2016

A Fatty Liver May Result in a Broken Heart

Apr. 26, 2016 — The extent to which NAFLD itself, rather than associated conditions such as diabetes, obesity, or atherogenic dyslipidemia, is responsible for increased cardiovascular death has been a matter of ... read more

Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Odds of Having Overweight Children

Apr. 25, 2016 — Pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age two, research shows. The study also found breastfeeding ... read more

Patient Attitudes to Diabetic Foot Ulcers Have 'Significant Effect' on Survival

Apr. 25, 2016 — The beliefs and expectations of people with diabetic foot ulcers about their illness have a significant independent effect on their survival, new research by health psychologists has ... read more

Scientists Solve Immune System Mystery for Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 25, 2016 — Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in people with Type 1 ... read more

Hearing Impairment Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 22, 2016 — A review of studies of possible linkages between type 2 diabetes and hearing impairment concludes there is compelling evidence that diabetes can damage the auditory system, and that clinicians should ... read more

High Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Large Population of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Apr. 20, 2016 — A nursing team has examined the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D and diabetes control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These data underscore the importance of vitamin D ... read more

Consuming Too Much Fructose During Pregnancy Raises the Child's Risk for Heart Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — The negative health effects of consuming large amounts of fructose could impact several generations, according to researchers. The study found that when pregnant mice only drink water sweetened with ... read more

Clinical Score May Help Predict Likelihood of Bariatric Surgery Curing Type 2 Diabetes in Patients

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers examined whether the DiaRem score, a validated score generated from data readily available could be used to predict patients for whom bariatric surgery will result in cure of type 2 ... read more

How to Avoid Foot Amputation in Diabetic Patients?

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists have developed techniques to treat diabetic foot syndrome with special insoles with silver nano-particles. The techniques help to fight ulcers appearing on feet in diabetic patients, ... read more

Natural Births After Caesarean More Likely If You Call the Midwife

Apr. 20, 2016 — Women who had a caesarean section in a previous pregnancy are much more likely to have a safer vaginal birth if their antenatal care is led by a midwife, according to a new ... read more

Double Advantage of Potential New Diabetes Treatment

Apr. 19, 2016 — Blocking the hormone that raises sugar levels in the blood could increase insulin levels while keeping blood sugar levels down, report investigators. The findings in mice point to a novel way to ... read more

Compound from Hops Lowers Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight Gain

Apr. 19, 2016 — A recent study has identified specific intake levels of xanthohumol, a natural flavonoid found in hops, that significantly improved some of the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory ... read more

Diabetes Drug, Metformin, Lowers Risk of Heart Disease Deaths Better Than Sulfonylureas

Apr. 19, 2016 — A new analysis of 204 studies involving more than 1.4 million people suggests that metformin, the most frequently prescribed stand-alone drug for type 2 diabetes, reduces the relative risk of a ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce High Blood Pressure Risk After Gestational Diabetes

Apr. 19, 2016 — Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational) diabetes, according to a ... read more

Additional Benefits of Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Found for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Patients

Apr. 15, 2016 — A type 2 diabetes treatment has been found to also have 'off-label' benefits for glucose control in the liver and in fatty cells known as adipose. The study shows that exenatide, a ... read more

Study Reveals Substantial Reductions in Years Lived Without Disability and Overall Life Expectancy for Men and Women With Diabetes

Apr. 14, 2016 — New research shows that men and women with diabetes (both types) face not only reduced overall life expectancy, but also higher numbers of years living with disability compared to those people ... read more

Discovery of Asprosin, a New Hormone, Could Have Potential Implications in the Treatment of Diabetes

Apr. 14, 2016 — What started as a search for answers for patients suffering from a rare genetic condition called neonatal progeroid syndrome (NPS) that keeps the body from accumulating fat, among other symptoms, has ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Recent research identifying the underlying mechanisms of peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage, has raised the prospect that drug therapies can be developed for the treatment of this condition, ... read more

Antioxidants in Antidiabetic Drugs May Fuel Cancer Spread, Mouse Study Shows

Apr. 13, 2016 — Yet another study exposes antioxidants' potential to fuel the spread of cancer -- this time for antioxidants found in a specific type of antidiabetic medication. Researchers working in mice with ... read more

How Depression May Compound Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Apr. 12, 2016 — Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with such early warning signs of metabolic disease as obesity, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, according ... read more

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